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Articles from the May 6, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Some local businesses opening up again

Melissa Morrison knew something had changed when she started receiving phone calls Thursday afternoon almost until midnight. That's because her...

 By Staff report    News    May 6, 2020

Governor orders employees of restaurants, essential businesses to wear masks

New Mexico's governor on Tuesday ordered all restaurant employees to wear protective masks starting Wednesday and workers at all essential businesses to wear them starting Monday. Before her orders,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Mask use low in Tucumcari

Less than one-fifth of customers at several businesses - including Tucumcari's only grocery - observed by the Quay County Sun last week wore...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Ride advocates for reopening businesses

An estimated 40 people participated Saturday morning in the Freedom Ride in Tucumcari that saluted small, nonessential businesses closed by the govern...

 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Jesus opposed the wicked rulers

File this under, “If I had a nickel for every time…” I have stressed that the Bible does not teach the people of God to shut up and do what...

 News    May 6, 2020

Pages past - May 6

On this date ... 1970: Grave concerns were expressed about planned pesticide use on 2 million acres in the region. Attendees at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce meeting worried whether...

 News    May 6, 2020

Menus - May 6

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...

 News    May 6, 2020

Calendar - May 6

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • June 18-20 — Asavet Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cost for each surgery is $40. Applications are available at Best Care Pharmacy,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Board discusses COVID-19 recovery

Board members of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. last week discussed ways the region could recover quicker in the COVID-19 era, including its wide-open spaces offering opportunities...


Sunshine needed on Economic Recovery Council

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has repeatedly said: “We’re all in this together.” Our first-term governor, enmeshed in the biggest crisis facing the state in a...

 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Virus a crap shoot, even for healthy

The COVID-19 pandemic is as big as planet Earth, but it’s because of what it does at the individual level that is interesting and a little frightening. Most of what follows is freely translated...

 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Coronavirus reaction overblown

California was well down the road to becoming a Bernie Sanders-model socialist state when the coronavirus crisis came along. But fighting COVID-19 and slowing its spread gave “liberal” Gov. Gavin...

 By Steve Hansen    News    May 6, 2020

Commissioners cleared of ethics charges

In the first test of the Tucumcari’s new ethics ordinance, Tucumcari City Commissioners Ralph Moya and Paul Villanueva were cleared Thursday of charges they had improperly aimed criticism a city emp...

 By Staff report    News    May 6, 2020

Nearby areas hit hard by coronavirus

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Quay County remained at four Monday, but two areas to the east and west along Interstate 40 continued to be hit hard by the disease. East of Tucumcari,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Museum making upgrades

Don't think the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is gathering dust during its coronavirus-mandated closing. Museum director Loni Monahan and Axel... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Woman raising money for banners

A Tucumcari woman is raising money for banner portraits of the high school's 58 graduating seniors that will be installed the city's light poles....

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Candidate Q&As: Districts 1 and 2

Voters in Quay County can make a decision in the coming weeks on two contested seats for county commission for the June 2 primary election, and those candidates have weighed in with their stances...

 By Steve Hansen    News    May 6, 2020

Housing commission delays turning over apartments

Confusion over the status of the Chaparral Apartments on Thursday led the Tucumcari Housing Commission to delay turning over the 24-unit complex to the Eastern Regional Housing Authority, though the...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Man accused of abusing second dog

A Tucumcari man awaiting a second jury trial this summer on an animal cruelty charge was booked into the county jail last week after being accused of abusing a second dog and resisting police during...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Tucumcari man arrested after high speed chase

A Tucumcari man was booked into the county jail on two felonies after being accused of fleeing police in a car on city streets at speeds approaching 100 mph while a child was inside the vehicle....

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 6, 2020

Man booked after being accused of pointing gun at teen

A Tucumcari man was booked into the county jail last week on a felony charge after being accused of drunkenly pointing a gun at a teenaged boy. Matthew Hart, 37, was charged with abuse of a child (fir...

 News    May 6, 2020

Police blotter - May 6

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from April 27 to May 3: Monday • 1:16 a.m.: Shoplifting in 1900 block of South Mountain Road, Tucumcari. ...

 News    May 6, 2020

Jail log - May 6

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from April 27 to May 2: • Dillon Carmichael, 20, Tucumcari, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, child abuse ...


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