Articles from the April 8, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 8, 2020

Officials cautiously optimistic on virus

New Mexico's governor on Monday extended her public health emergency order to April 30 and added restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, including limiting occupancy in essential businesses....

 
 By Staff report    News    April 8, 2020

First coronavirus case officially reported in Quay County

Quay County has its first official case of COVID-19. State officials on Saturday afternoon reported a confirmed positive case of the coronavirus during its daily emailed briefing. The state...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 8, 2020

Coronavirus exposure reported in Tucumcari apartment resident

A resident of a Tucumcari apartment complex has been exposed to COVID-19 or tested positive for the virus, according to a letter distributed Thursday to the complex's residents. The letter, dated Thur...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 8, 2020

Locals lending hands

At a time of crisis, people sometimes step forward to lend a hand. That includes Quay County during the coronavirus pandemic, where at least two...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 8, 2020

Law agencies keeping on

Local law-enforcement agencies are more mindful of the coronavirus pandemic and taking more precautions against it, but they're not backing off with...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Big storms reveal our foundations

When the weather is nice, you can live in a house founded on sand. It’s when the rain falls, and the ground trembles, that you are forced to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 8, 2020

Decision on June 2 primary likely won't come until mid-April

New Mexico voters won’t know until at least mid-April whether everybody will cast ballots by mail for the June 2 primary election. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on both sides of t...

 

Calendar - April 8

Events subject to change due to coronavirus concerns. • Thursday — Tucumcari Teacher Parade. This salute at 5 p.m. to Tucumcari teachers will begin at the Snake Pit, go down Tucumcari Boulevard...

 

Menus - April 8

Quay County schools will be closed through the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. For information on children’s meals provided at each school, go to new...

 

Pages past - April 8

On this date ... 1970: William Lane II, president of General Binding Corp. of North Brook, Illinois, bought the 130,000-acre Bell Ranch northwest of Tucumcari in the largest single land transaction...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 8, 2020

Tucumcari man faces up to 12 years

A Tucumcari man faces up to 12 years in prison in a plea deal for home burglaries that occurred early last year just days after he was released from the county jail on drug- and stolen-property charge...

 

Information key to overcoming the coronavirus

We can probably all agree hand washing and social distancing are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But there’s another safety component some officials around the state seem to not...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Too many won't admit they're wrong

Some people just can’t admit they were wrong. Too many of these, unfortunately, turn out to be the staunchest backers of President Donald Trump. They are so unable to admit they were wrong that...

 

Trump not at fault for shortages

It’s lucky I’m being such a good American and sheltering at home. Every day I’ve been able to watch President Trump’s coronavirus White House press briefings and the press conferences of New...

 

Police blotter - April 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 30 to April 5: Monday • 2 a.m.: Intoxicated subject at Rainbow Street and 540 Loop, Logan. • 1:07...

 

Jail log - April 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 30 to April 5: • Larissa Anaya, 25, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Mariah Meier, 28, Clovis, failure to appear at...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 8, 2020

Road work resumed Monday

Construction resumed Monday on a $10.5 million reconstruction of Tucumcari’s Mountain Road from Tucumcari Boulevard to Interstate 40. The work, which began in October and was suspended during the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 8, 2020

Signs of life for local motel

In late March, workers were seen scurrying around and on top of the long-closed Apache Motel on Tucumcari's Route 66 corridor. It turns out the...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 8, 2020

All-regional basketball teams named

Two girls each from Tucumcari and Logan and one boy from the Grady/San Jon were among the seniors named to the New Mexico High School Coaches...

 

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