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Articles from the May 12, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Quay records five more coronavirus cases

Quay County recorded five more coronavirus cases on Friday, continuing a trend that represents one of the worst spikes of the disease in New Mexico. According to data from the state’s Department of...

 

State drops mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Friday, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance, that vaccinated individuals will no longer be required...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021

Rattler Reunion making return

The annual Rattler Reunion returns on Aug. 5-7 after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still mindful of the virus, the event that typically draws hundreds of Tucumcari High School...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021

Officials hear business challenges

The executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. on Monday told Quay County commissioners of the challenges of attracting employers to rural communities and the frustrations...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

California man accused in Tucumcari robberies

A California man apprehended in Texas after being accused of robbing two gas stations in Quay County netted just $120 in those heists, according to new information filed in court last week regarding...

 

What's in your hands?

I wrote recently about an Easter weekend sermon we heard about our talents or abilities and how God can use whatever is in our hands to accomplish his will. The sermon’s basis was Exodus 4:1-5,...

 

Pages past - May 12

On this date ... 1971: George May of the Quay County Health Department said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a national recall of Candy Love Beads. Manufactured in Hong Kong, the...

 

Calendar - May 12

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • May 21 — Fired Up Friday. This downtown event replaces the canceled Fired Up Festival. There will be a chuckwagon demonstration with...

 

Menus - May 12

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the Tucumcari...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Fired Up festival canceled again

The Fired Up festival scheduled for Sept. 25 in downtown Tucumcari has been canceled for a second straight year because of COVID-19 concerns, but organizers are replacing it with Fired Up Friday event...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

MainStreet one of ten grant recipients

Tucumcari MainStreet was one of 10 recipients of Resilient Community Fund grants for community and economic development projects. Tucumcari MainStreet received a $2,500 grant for its FORGE, a tiered b...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling reported

Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling by inmates were reported last week in the Quay County Detention Center. According to reports from the sheriff’s office, a jail officer informed a deputy...

 

Use of Signal app troubling to open government

The use of a secure communications app by the Children, Youth and Families Department that routinely encrypts and deletes communications between staffers is more than troubling. One child advocacy...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Sen. Scott's view deserves respect

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, declared on April 29 that “America is not a racist country.” Scott is a conservative, so it would normally not register as much as a raised eyebrow, but he...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Census report should be wakeup call

The US Census Bureau recently released what can only be described as some disturbing data regarding the future of New Mexico. Notably, while the state’s population grew by just 2.8 percent over the...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

About 80 given vaccines in Quay last week

About 80 people in Quay County were administered COVID-19 vaccines last week by local health providers, continuing a general slowdown in vaccination rates in the county and statewide. However, the...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Despite rising cases, county remains in turquoise

Despite a bit of an upswing in cases since mid-April, Quay County remained in the coveted turquoise zone in the latest COVID-19 risk assessments last week by the New Mexico Department of Health. It...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Apartment lawsuit dismissed

The Quay Apartments’ lawsuit against Quay County Assessor Janie Hoffman over its property taxes was ordered dismissed last week after both parties reported a resolution. District Judge Albert...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 12, 2021

Wrestling team finishes third

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished a disappointing third in the A/3A District 1 dual championships Friday at Robertson High School in Las Vegas. West Las Vegas came from behind to capture the distr...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 12, 2021

Games canceled due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on Tucumcari’s spring sports schedules. The Lady Rattlers’ scheduled softball game at home against Raton on Saturday was canceled when the Tigers...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 12, 2021

Wheels on Fire bicycle event canceled again

The Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle event in Tucumcari has been canceled for a second straight year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook page for the event, scheduled for Sept. 25, announced the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 12, 2021

Lady Rattlers fall twice in doubleheader

The Tucumcari softball team was much less experienced on the field than West Las Vegas, and it showed during 18-0 and 30-0 losses during the Lady...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 12, 2021

Track season starts Saturday

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected participation in Tucumcari's sports programs. Track and field is no different. When...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Vandalism, thefts reported at ranch

Malicious vandalism and thefts were reported to at the Dennis Ranch off Highway 278 in Quay County. Quay County sheriff’s deputy Larry Cooksey reported on Wednesday morning a ranch employee...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021

Arizona man hit by vehicle

A man from Arizona died Wednesday when he was hit by a motor vehicle while walking on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari. For unknown reasons, Edwin Coffey, 39, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was walking in...

 

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