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Articles from the March 24, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 24, 2021

Officials approve manager contract

Quay County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an employment contract for its next county manager, Daniel Zamora, who takes over for the retiring Richard Primrose next month. The commission...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

County remains in turquoise in COVID risk assessment

Quay County landed in the turquoise zone – or best rating – in COVID-19 risk assessments Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health. Final numbers of daily coronavirus cases per 100,000...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 24, 2021

'Bands' to play on

Four Tucumcari city commissioners during a special meeting Friday evening approved, with one abstention, giving another $60,000 in lodgers tax funds...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 24, 2021

Seven on shortlist for MCC position

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees will go through a shortlist of seven candidates as the college’s next president. Board Chairman Jim Streetman announced the names after a 25-minute...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

Capital outlay funds approved for Quay

The New Mexico Legislature last week approved more than $850,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County projects during lawmakers’ last week of the annual 60-day session. Legislators approved a...

 

Equality Act a teaching opportunity

The Equality Act is making its way through Congress. I think it will become law. This will expand the scope of current anti-discrimination rules, to...

 

Pages past - March 24

On this date ... 1971: San Jon’s Don McCoy and Harold Diaz won the senior division of their school’s spelling bee and will compete in the Quay County Spelling Bee next week. At Tucumcari Junior Hi...

 

Calendar - March 24

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 24

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 24, 2021

Quay likely to remain turquoise

Quay County appeared to be on course to remain in the turquoise zone for the lowest COVID-19 risk level when the state’s newest assessments are announced Wednesday. The county has recorded only four...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Flat wage increase won't work

I was opposed to attaching a national $15 minimum wage to the COVID-19 bill that President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11. I am still opposed to a national $15 minimum wage. I am in favor of...

 

Biden's first 60 days a disaster

I can hardly wait to see how President Biden’s second 100 days in office go. So far he’s ripped up Trump’s successful immigration policy by the roots, stopped work on the wall and created a...

 
 By Taos News    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Sports' return big deal for more than just athletes

Well, the weather is warming up, vaccines are getting into arms, and sports are once again making their way into our collective minds. For pro athletes, sports never really left, just modified a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 24, 2021

Officials discuss first full day of in-person schooling

Officials during a Tucumcari school board meeting March 15 talked enthusiastically about the district’s first full day of in-person instruction earlier that day. The landmark day followed weeks of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 24, 2021

Mesalands to offer courses revolving around wild horses

Mesalands Community College likely will offer classes this fall revolving around the care of several wild horses from Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Paul Leonard, farrier science...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

NM administers 1 millionth dose

New Mexico administered its 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine Friday as state and local officials also expanded the eligibility of residents to receive the shot. On a local level, Quay County saw...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 24, 2021

Dexter dominates Rattlers 50-0

Tucumcari's football team found itself dominated from start to finish in a 50-0 loss Saturday at Dexter that was ended by the mercy rule at halftime....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 24, 2021

Logan shows off skills

LOGAN - The Longhorns showed what they could do when two of their skill players aren't injured. Logan quarterback Wyatt Wright, sidelined for a game...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 24, 2021

Tucumcari volleyball team improves

The Tucumcari volleyball team showed big improvement this week, notching their first on-court victory of the abbreviated season and giving defending Class 1A champion Logan a tougher match than...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 24, 2021

Fort Sumner prevails over young San Jon squad

SAN JON - Fort Sumner's volleyball squad made sure Thursday that San Jon remained in the bottom of the district standings, but both teams' records are...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

Invasive species found in moss balls

Invasive zebra mussels have been found in moss balls sold as aquarium plants in pet stores and through online vendors across New Mexico. Any moss...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 24, 2021

NMAA announces postseason schedules

The New Mexico Activities Association last week announced its state championship schedules for cross country and volleyball, but there will not be state-title games for football. Football will...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

Pesticide disposal event to be held

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host a pesticide disposal event in Portales from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Held at the NMDA Peanut Grading Station at 721 E Lime St., the event...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 24, 2021

Health council to host presentation

Join the Quay County Health Council for a presentation next week on the updates to the Affordable Care Act and what is available for low-cost or even free health insurance through the BeWellNM...

 

Police blotter - March 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 15 to March 21: Monday • 7:37 a.m.: Arrest in 300 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. • 12:59...

 

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