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Articles from the April 29, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 29, 2020

County officials approve reopening resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution urging the governor and state to “reopen immediately” non-essential businesses that implement the same coronavirus...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2020

Governor announces ease in some restrictions; health order extended to May 15

New Mexico's governor announced Thursday she would extend the emergency public health order to May 15 but would ease coronavirus-based restrictions for some businesses and places – including state...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 29, 2020

Governor lays out plan to reopen

New Mexico's governor said last week she would extend the coronavirus public health emergency to May 15 and laid out a tentative, phased-in plan to reopen the state's economy. Meanwhile, a fourth...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 29, 2020

Resolution receives narrow approval

A resolution asking New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing businesses in the state’s rural cities to reopen to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus received narrow approval...

 

Jesus Christ the living hope

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many people are losing hope, not only because of the disease itself but because of increasing joblessness and the now-depressed economy. But there’s hope because in...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 29, 2020

Revenue likely to impact city jobs, services

Revenue shortages because of the COVID-19 economic freeze and increases in state minimum wage likely would result in loss of jobs, conversion of some full-time city jobs to part-time positions and...

 

Calendar - April 29

• June 25-28 — Rockin’ Route 66. This festival in Tucumcari will be packed with live entertainment, a classic car and hot rod show, a vintage and hand-built motorcycle show, a pin-up contest...

 

Menus - April 29

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 29

On this date ... 1970: Tucumcari's Ambulance Committee heard complaints about poor service, including from a New Mexico State Police officer, during...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2020

Students encouraged to enter art contest

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M) is encouraging high-school students to enter work into the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high...

 

Mask guideline reaction too slow, indecisive

If you’re confused by the conflicting messages the public has received on the necessity — or uselessness — of wearing a mask in public, you’re not alone. Of the many sound guidelines and...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Unpaid accomplishments have value

With plenty of time to muse in COVID-19 isolation (not that I didn’t have time as a retiree), I am wondering if social distancing away from jobs and social obligations is giving people a new...

 

Politicians scarier than COVID-19

I don’t know what daily life is like during our Great National Shutdown in states like Pennsylvania, where I hear golfing is verboten, all liquor stores are closed and masks must be worn into...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2020

Quay voters to receive absentee ballot application

Quay County voters should receive in their mailboxes this week an application for an absentee ballot to be used in the June 2 primary election. The application will come from the New Mexico Secretary...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2020

Program offers seeds for gardening to residents

New Mexican residents can plant seeds and grow a vegetable garden while staying home and social distancing, thanks to New Mexico State University’s Seed to Supper program. Part of NMSU’s...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 29, 2020

Housing board approves next step

The Tucumcari Housing Authority board on Thursday approved another step in handing over authority for operating it to the Eastern Regional Housing Authority of the U.S. Department of Housing and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 29, 2020

Mesalands board of trustees fires president

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees fired its president April 21 and hired its vice president of academic affairs as an interim replacement. After a closed executive session of less...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Keeping health directives in mind

So I got tested Wednesday for COVID-19. I don't know whether I'm positive or negative for the virus. I won't know until after deadline this week. I...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2020

Mesalands receives nearly $200,000 in relief measures

Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari is receiving nearly $200,000 from coronavirus relief measures. Mesalands will receive $198,978 from more than $84 million in grants to New Mexico colleges and...

 

Jail log - April 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from April 20 to April 27: • Jose David Urioste, 31, Tucumcari, violation of restraining order prohibiting domestic violence and...

 

Police blotter - April 29

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from April 20 to April 26: Monday • 6:49 a.m.: Vehicle fire in 30400 block of U.S. 54, Tucumcari. • 8:28 a.m.:...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 29, 2020

Schools detail online learning efforts

Administrators and staffers at Tucumcari Public Schools detailed recent efforts to convert to online learning during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at the school board’s April 20 meeting. The...

 

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