Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the March 17, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

Nearly 600 vaccinated

Nearly 600 residents of Quay County received COVID-19 vaccines last week, mostly during mass-vaccination events in the region. Most of the...

 By Ron Warnick    News    March 17, 2021

Quay hits turquoise rating

Quay County vaulted into the turquoise zone - the highest achievable rank - in the state's COVID-19 risk assessments last week, which meant bars and l...

 By Ron Warnick    News    March 17, 2021

Strike up the 'Bands'

In recent days, Tucumcari's historic railroad depot has been converted into a television studio and production center for the forthcoming "Bands of... Full story

 By Steve Hansen    News    March 17, 2021

Police chief: Most review recommendations implemented

Tucumcari police have implemented most of the recommendations from a 2017 review of the city police department’s policies and procedures, Police Chief David Lathrom told the city commission... Full story


A look back at St. Patrick

While my surname is French Canadian, my maternal side is Scotch-Irish and today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day goes back to the 400s AD when Patrick began evan...

 By Ron Warnick    News    March 17, 2021

Tucumcari returns to in-person instruction

One phrase in new COVID-19 guidelines — “to the greatest extent possible” — is one significant signal that New Mexico education officials are loosening constraints on school districts to...


Pages past - March 17

On this date ... 1971: Officers with the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce discussed preparations for several conventions that would arrive in the coming weeks. The American Junior Hereford...


Calendar - March 17

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 16-18 — Spay and neuter clinic. A low-cost clinic to spay and neuter pets is being sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...


Menus - March 17

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the Tucumcari...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

Fair board votes to allow younger exhibitors

The Quay County Fair Board recently voted at a meeting to allow 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds to compete in the livestock show at the fair this year. The young exhibitors will be allowed to show all...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

Quay participating in community survey

Quay County is participating in the 2021 New Mexico Community Survey that lets residents have a say about substance abuse in the area, with the chance of participants winning cash prizes. The results...

 By Ken Paulson    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Open records, meetings essential to ensuring an honest government

When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for office again. No one...

 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Appreciating my sense of smell more

I still haven’t recovered much of my sense of smell since having COVID-19, but I find I can live with limits on the sniffer, even if I can’t fully enjoy corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s...

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 17, 2021

COVID relief bill shrewd politics

Joe Biden has signed what may well end up being the biggest accomplishment of his presidency, an enormous $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. With his other priorities likely to molder in the Senate,...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 17, 2021

Focused Academy defeats Rattlers

One favorable thing the Rattlers could take away Saturday was one solid scoring drive. Little else went right for the Tucumcari football team during...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 17, 2021

Lady Rattlers suffer losses to Dexter, NMMI

The Tucumcari volleyball team’s first week of district play was not ideal. The Lady Rattlers suffered losses to Dexter and New Mexico Military Institute during the opening week of their District 4...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 17, 2021

Injury-depleted Logan falls to Foxes

LOGAN - An injury-depleted Longhorns team proved to be no match in a 50-0 loss Friday night that showed Fort Sumner to be a probable contender for a...

 By Staff report    Sports    March 17, 2021

Melrose defeats rival Logan

The Melrose volleyball squad took a one-game lead in the district standings by defeating arch-rival and defending Class 1A champion Logan 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 on Saturday at Melrose. Logan dropped to...

 By Ron Warnick    News    March 17, 2021

Logan board discusses in-person classes

Logan school board members and superintendent Dennis Roch last week talked about the imminent return of almost all students to in-person classes that was announced earlier that day by the New Mexico P...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

San Jon board votes to end senior trip for students

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees voted last week to end the annual senior trip for students partly because of concerns of the New Mexico Legislature’s possible...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

Quay sees coronavirus uptick

Quay County experienced four coronavirus cases in the past week, which was an uptick from the previous week’s one case. However, the county appeared to remain on track to stay in the turquoise zone...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

House High School students honored for placing at journalism contest

Two House High School students were honored Saturday for placing at the New Mexico Scholastic Press Association’s state journalism competition. Senior Evelyn Garrett took second place in the news...

 By Staff report    News    March 17, 2021

Soil program hosting listening sessions

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Soil Program is hosting four virtual listening sessions to gather input, encourage soil health project ideas and discuss grant application steps....


Police blotter - March 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 8 to March 14: Monday • 7:45 a.m.: Vandalism in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 10:35...


Jail log - March 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 8 to March 11: • Louis Engel, 37, Tucumcari, warrant from other counties or states. • Racheal Renee Gillientine, 44,... Full story


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