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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Coronavirus measures affecting area

The seemingly far-away coronavirus epidemic suddenly affected virtually all households in Quay County in recent days with closed schools, canceled or...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

New coronavirus restrictions placed on restaurants, hotels

New Mexico's governor on Wednesday ratcheted up efforts to slow the coronavirus pandemic by ordering restaurants to close their doors Thursday and allow only take-out orders or deliveries, plus...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 18, 2020

Clashes mark city meeting

Clashes over the city’s marketing efforts and nuisance ordinance marked Thursday’s meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, as well as an announcement that city employees had filed complaints...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Iron Pour carries on

Neither cold, nor rain, nor coronavirus could stop participants from making molten metal for sculptures Friday during the 22nd annual Iron Pour at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Most Quay projects survive cuts

Citing budget concerns in the wake of plunging oil prices, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week vetoed a $50 million transportation-projects bill that earmarked $215,000 for a roadway...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

Cable cut leads to phone, Internet outages

An inadvertent cable cut led to phone and Internet outages in Tucumcari for several hours Wednesday afternoon. Vince Tyson, a spokesman at Plateau Telecommunications in Clovis, stated in an email a...

 

Calendar - March 18

Editor’s note: Some of these events may be postponed or canceled with state and federal recommendations on large gatherings. Readers are encouraged to contact organizers of each event as they near....

 

Menus - March 18

Editor’s Note: Quay County schools will be closed through April 3 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also will be closed to the public...

 

Pages past - March 18

On this date ... 1970: State Sen. William A. Sego, known as The Flying Fundraiser, of Bernalillo made a stop in Tucumcari today with a fistful of tickets to sell for a GOP fundraiser event, featuring...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

Company recalling shrimp

A company is recalling cooked butterfly shrimp because it may be contaminated with bacteria that causes illnesses. The product is cooked butterfly tail-on whiteleg shrimp distributed by AFC...

 

Take time to learn how to spot fake news

If it’s on Facebook, it must be true. Right? Wrong. Even though the social media giant has said it’s taking steps to monitor fake news stories, the proliferation of such stories makes it unlikely...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Be conscientious about coronavirus

The impact of coronavirus has struck locally, even in isolated, rural Quay County, New Mexico. To my knowledge, as of this writing, Quay County has not recorded a case of COVID-19, the disease caused...

 

Real virus threat the political left

There’s a virus threatening the health of America, all right. But it’s not new, not from a foreign country and it’s not the coronavirus. The virus Americans need to fear the most today is the po...

 

Considering east and west

When driving away from home, we generally travel a couple of car lengths east, then make a gentle U-turn westward. Recently as I was pulling away, I noticed two lines of information on my truck’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

No games or practice until at least April 6

The mandatory three-week break from classes at New Mexico public schools because of the coronavirus pandemic also means no games and no practice...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

Tucumcari girls end season

Depleted by injuries, the ninth-seeded Tucumcari girls basketball team reached the end of the line of the Class 3A quarterfinals during a 67-55 loss March 10 to top-seeded and eventual state champion...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

Lady Longhorns fall to Melrose

The fourth quarter of Saturday's Class A championship game gave an empty feeling to the Logan girls basketball team, and it wasn't just because it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Sitting commissioners to square off

Two sitting Tucumcari city commissioners will face each other in the Republican primary for Quay County Commissioner District 2 on June 2. District 5...

 

Police blotter - March 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 9 to March 15: Monday • 9 a.m.: Court order violation in 200 block of West High Street, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - March 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 9 to March 15: • Mark A. Breen, 69, Golden Shores, Arizona, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and negligent use...

 

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