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Articles from the May 13, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

Property owner wants restrictions loosened

A property owner near Logan and Quay County commissioners on Monday expressed discontent with what they described as overly stringent restrictions at Ute Lake State Park. Ute Lake State Park...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Occupancy limit for churches raised from 10% to 25%

New Mexico’s governor on Friday announced an increase in the occupancy limit from 10% to 25% for churches about to reopen this weekend when the state’s new public health order takes effect...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Retailers, non-essential businesses can reopen Saturday; mask mandate ordered

All retailers and non-essential businesses in Quay County will be able to reopen Saturday, but customers will have to wear masks there and in other public places. New Mexico's governor announced...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Fifth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health announced Tuesday a new case of COVID-19 had been reported in Quay County. It is the fifth case in the county during the pandemic and the first since April 23. One...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

June festival canceled

The promoter for the Rockin’ Route 66 festival in June canceled the event Monday after Tucumcari’s acting city manager recommended doing so during last week’s Lodgers Tax Board meeting. Acting c...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

Mask misinterpretations

A random check of Tucumcari restaurants along the Route 66 corridor at lunchtime Thursday found employees at six of seven restaurants weren't...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

Local lands songwriting honor

Tucumcari resident Levi Mericle has landed his second songwriting honor since 2018. Mericle's composition, "All Mama Does Is Cry," was one of nine...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Tucumcari lab tech recieves award

R. Shane Jennings, a lab tech at the Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari, recently received the Malone Farms Distinguished Staff Award. Leonard Lauriault, superintendent and...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Plateau receives high-speed internet grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service last week awarded a $19.2 million Reconnect grant to Clovis-based Eastern New Mexico Rural Telephone Co-op, doing business as Plateau, to b...

 

Pages past - May 13

On this date ... 1970: Three Tucumcari police officers went to Lubbock, Texas, to provide aid after a massive tornado struck there. They helped the injured receive medical attention, worked with...

 

Calendar - May 13

• June 18-20 — Asavet Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cost for each surgery is $40. Applications are available at Best Care Pharmacy, Tucumcari Subway, Logan Subway and the Paws and Clubs Animal...

 

Menus - May 13

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

Quay County COVID-19 cases remain stable

The number of COVID-19 cases in Quay County remained stable, but the total kept rising in two prominent areas along Interstate 40. McKinley County, where Gallup was under a state-mandated lockdown...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Thunderstorm brings hail, winds

A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Quay County on Sunday night brought with it hail and gusty winds and prompted text warnings from the county’s emergency management system. According to...

 

Rules changes reasonable, curb some excesses

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to revisit the rules governing sexual assault accusations at colleges, some victims’ advocates feared she would make it too difficult to hold assailants...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Presidential lies shouldn't be a shock

President Donald Trump has lied repeatedly to the American people in order to enhance his chances for re-election. Shocked? Presidential lying shouldn’t even be news any more, but catching...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Protesters are American heroes

A month ago I said it will be the public that makes the decision to reopen America, not the government. It took too long, but that’s exactly what has happened. From the beaches of Southern...

 

Taking a look at some May holidays

Since the beginning of this month and almost within this past week, we’ve celebrated Cinco de Mayo (May 5), the National Day of Prayer (May 7) and Mother’s Day (May 10). Cinco de Mayo is often...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Three rabies cases reported in neighboring counties

No rabies cases have been reported in Quay County so far year, but three have been reported in neighboring counties, including when a skunk that attacked a person. The New Mexico Department of Health...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Housing authority receives grant

The Tucumcari Housing Authority is receiving an $8,346 federal grant to provide rental assistance for families, individuals and owners during the coronavirus pandemic. THA was one of 16 housing...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 13, 2020

Conchas master plan to be updated

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday it would update the master plan for Conchas Lake and Dam for the first time in over 40 years. The corps ordinarily would preside over a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 13, 2020

Protocols in place for voting

Early voting began last week at the Quay County Courthouse for the June 2 primary election, but it was not your typical early voting. Because of the...

 

Jail log - May 13

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 5 to May 11: • Bradley Austin Mackey, 19, Logan, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, conspiracy to commit...

 

Police blotter - May 13

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 4 to May 10: Monday • 6:14 a.m.: Hit-and-run accident in 1300 block of South Fourth Street, Tucumcari....

 

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