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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Hansen: Help limit spread however you can

Here are some first-person accounts of what it’s like to go through COVID-19. Bottom line: You should stay home or do whatever you can to prevent its spread. A Korean man told Vice.com that three...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 25, 2020

New Mexico public schools to be closed for rest of academic year

New Mexico’s secretary of education announced in an online conference Friday morning the state’s public schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year in an effort to slow a coronavirus...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 25, 2020

Governor to announce extension of school closings Friday

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday will announce an extension of the closings of all public schools in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a post Thursday on Twitter from...

 

Process legal, but short on ethics and transparency

We celebrated Sunshine Week (March 15-21) by looking at the disgraceful manner in which our state’s budget is produced. The process by which the state’s budget is finally formed is a complicated...

 

Menus - March 25

(Quay County schools will be closed until early April because of the coronavirus pandemic. For information on children’s meals provided at each school, consult newmexico.gov/education. The...

 

Jail log - March 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 17 to March 22: • Mary Francis Espino, 42, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Jose Keith Eversole, 24, Las Vegas, New...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Lowy: Profit least of coronavirus concerns

A specter haunts progressive America — the possibility that a company might make too much money solving the world’s coronavirus problem. At the last Democratic debate Bernie Sanders called the...

 
 By Katy Barnitz    News    March 25, 2020

Tucumcari DA held in contempt for skipping court appearance

Tucumcari’s district attorney says he was held in contempt of court after “heeding the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency” and failing to attend a hearing in Carlsbad earlier...

 

Calendar - March 25

April 24-25 — Father’s Forge Daughters of the King Ladies Conference. The session begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, and resumes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The free...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 25, 2020

Ten locals named all-district

Four Tucumcari girls basketball players were named first-team all-district after their advancement to the Class 3A quarterfinals. Logan, which...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 25, 2020

District team has THS trio

Three Tucumcari boys basketball players were named to the all-district team in Class 3A’s District 4. Sophomore guard Jesus Ramos, sophomore...

 

Runyan: Fearful days bring opportunities

Years ago, there was a popular bumper sticker that you were likely to see on pickup trucks driven by young men. It simply said, “No Fear!” One pastor responded with this: “Stick around, kid. We...

 

Pages Past - March 25

March 25, 1970 • Alvin Woodburn of Clovis donated 75 rose bushes to the Tucumcari Parks and Recreation Commission so they could be planted at the new South Fourth Street park where Quay County...

 

Guidance from the NM Department of Health

It has been another busy week here in New Mexico tracking COVID-19 cases and we are promoting social distancing everywhere. The Lujan Grisham administration is doing everything we can to protect New...

 

Q&A: NM Human Services Department

Editor’s note: Jodi McGinnis-Porter is communications director for New Mexico’s Human Services Department. The Q&A that follows is unedited and complete. The op-ed she references is published...

 

Police blotter - March 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 16 to March 22: Monday • 8:10 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at Monroe Street and Dohoney Avenue,...

 

Problems at U.S. 54 crossroad proving tricky

A closer examination of the much-discussed U.S. 54 and Airport Road intersection northeast of Tucumcari reveals it to be multifaceted problem because...

 

Commissioners subject of employee complaint

Rachelle Arias, the city of Tucumcari’s finance director, has filed a complaint with city manager Britt Lusk accusing two city commissioners of violating three sections of the city’s Governmental...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 25, 2020

Mesalands president placed on paid administrative leave

Mesalands Community College's president was placed on indefinite paid administrative leave March 17 after a nearly 90-minute executive session by the college's board of trustees. The board placed...

 

Staying distant

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday instructed New Mexicans to stay home if they didn't work in essential fields and dropped the maximum number of...

 

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