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Articles from the April 22, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 22, 2020

Officials to consider resolution on reopening

The Quay County Commission during its April 27 meeting will consider a nonbinding resolution urging New Mexico’s governor to “reopen...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Fourth COVID-19 case reported in Quay County

Quay County recorded its fourth confirmed case of COVID-19, according to a Thursday afternoon briefing from the New Mexico Department of Health. The agency typically does not identify the name or...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Governor to extend order to May 15, floats reopening plan

New Mexico's governor said today she likely would extend the public health emergency to May 15 because of the coronavirus and laid out a tentative, phased-in plan to reopen the state's economy. Gov....

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Mesalands board fires Groesbeck, appoints interim president

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees fired its president Tuesday evening and hired its vice president of academic affairs as an interim replacement. After a closed executive session of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 22, 2020

Motels feel pinch

Tucumcari's motels, long a vital part of the city's sector with Route 66 with its famous "Tucumcari Tonite" motto, are feeling the pinch of the govern...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 22, 2020

Businesses cited

One business in Tucumcari has about 10,000 vegetable seedlings ready to sell to gardeners wanting to grow their own food. Another sold medicinal herbs...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Menus - April 22

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...

 

Calendar - April 22

Events subject to change due to coronavirus concerns. • June 25-28 — Rockin’ Route 66. This festival in Tucumcari will be packed with live entertainment, a classic car and hot rod show, a...

 

Cutting off the WHO is the wrong response

President Donald Trump is not wrong to question the World Health Organization’s early response to the emerging coronavirus outbreak and its apparent deference to what we now know were false...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 22, 2020

President's focus should be pandemic

Since President Donald Trump’s election, relations between China and the U.S. have been strained. Trump doesn’t like China much, and, frankly, I don’t either. In recent years, however, the U.S....

 

Trump right to speed up reopening

I ran into a nurse I know last week. “Let me ask you a question,” I said, keeping a safe six feet away from her. “About 40 percent of the people in the country get a flu vaccine each year and...

 

Love does no harm to anyone

You’ve probably been confronted with those hypothetical, impossible, moral quandaries that force you into having to choose between two horrific...

 

Pages past - April 22

On this date ... 1970: An eight-man, four-woman jury convicted Steven Mares of aggravated burglary for his break-in at a woman’s house in the 1200 block of South Adams Street in Tucumcari as she was...

 

Airport receives federal grant

Tucumcari Municipal Airport received a $20,000 federal grant to help sustain critical operations during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release Wednesday from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. A...

 

Livestock board gives brand reminder

The New Mexico Livestock Board reminds registered brand holders their current card expires in July and encourages renewals to be completed early online at https://www.nmlbonline.com/brands. Because...

 

Author receives third award

A Logan author has received her third Mom’s Choice Gold Award for her Rocking R Ranch children’s books. Connie Perez won the award for the third installment of her Rocking R series, “Farming on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 22, 2020

Mail-in election petition rejected

About 4,800 voters in Quay County soon will receive by mail an application for an absentee ballot for the June 2 primary election because of a New Mexico Supreme Court decision last week. The high...

 
 By House Roundup    News    April 22, 2020

Former House superintendent dies

HOUSE - Lecil Richards, former superintendent of House Municipal Schools, died April 14. He was 69. Richards, retired from the district in 2017. He ha...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Horse virus cases confirmed in state

Cases of vesicular stomatitis virus were found this month in horses in two New Mexico counties, and the state livestock board said ranchers could see additional cases this year. According to a news...

 

Police blotter - April 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from April 13 to April 19: Monday • 8:29 a.m.: Threat in 400 block of East Aber Street, Tucumcari. • 8:36...

 

Jail log - April 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from April 13 to April 15: • Kevin R. Garcia, 28, Tucumcari, false imprisonment, tampering with evidence (misdemeanor or petty...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 22, 2020

Death area's first

Warren Frost called him “the consummate farmer and rancher, always on the cutting edge of new developments.” Thom Moore said he was “a man of values. Just an upstanding citizen. A huge...

 

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