Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the May 20, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Businesses reopen doors

One non-essential business owner in Tucumcari who'd been closed for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic was elated to reopen Saturday. Two... Full story

 By Staff report    News    May 20, 2020 

Governor: State "on track" for more reopenings June 1

New Mexico's governor signaled during a Wednesday briefing the state is meeting or close to meeting several criteria and was “on track” to reopen dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms and malls June...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

New case reported in Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health announced last week a new case of COVID-19 had been reported in Quay County. The case, reported by the agency May 12, was the fifth in the county during the pandemi...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Churches reopen for in-person services

Churches in Quay County reopened this weekend to in-person services for the first time since mid-March after being shuttered because the coronavirus...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Locals mostly wearing masks

Saturday became the first day when all New Mexico residents were required to wear protective masks in public to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For the most part, it appeared locals in Tucumcari...

 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 20, 2020 

Secession: Biblical wisdom of moving on

Sometimes the best thing to do is walk away. Stop throwing pearls to the swine, as Jesus said. When the arguments have all been had, and...

 News    May 20, 2020 

Calendar - May 20

• 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...

 News    May 20, 2020 

Menus - May 20

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 Steve Hansen    News    May 20, 2020 

City administrators look at ways to save jobs

Tucumcari city administrators found a “silver lining” that could mean as few as two full-time city employees lose jobs next fiscal year and others who would have been dismissed would be made...


Governor edicts aren't helpful in combating virus

A few thoughts on the pandemic, the state’s latest directives, and being responsible for ourselves: • The governor last week announced she’s relaxing more of her public health orders aimed at...

 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 20, 2020 

Problem solving should be focus

Going quietly amid the noise of Congressional grandstanding, shouting pundits and a bombastic president, a bipartisan group of 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives has been preparing the...

 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    May 20, 2020 

Coronavirus deadlier to businesses

The disease experts and the panic-pushing media initially scared the pants off California’s 40 million people with their predictions about the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. They said 25...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

San Jon school board approves budget

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week approved its $3.2 million budget for the next school year, but that amount may change after the state legislature holds a special session...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Tucumcari man jailed on felony burglary charges

A Tucumcari man was jailed for several days on three felony charges after being accused of breaking into a house and stealing home-improvement items from it. Lawrence P. Rivas, 44, was charged with...

 By Staff report    News    May 20, 2020 

Tucumcari student earns certificate from college

James Martinez of Tucumcari recently graduated with a basic automotive technology certificate from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Martinez was among more...

 News    May 20, 2020 

Pages past - May 20

On this date ... 1970: More than 2,000 people are expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony and meal served by Roy ladies for the new Chicosa Lake State Park seven miles northwest of Roy in...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Mesalands president to continue to be paid

Though Mesalands Community College’s president was fired in April, the college will continue to pay his $170,000 yearly salary through June 30, according to information from a public records request...

 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020 

Historic house burns

A vacant century-old house once owned by one of Tucumcari's founding fathers, its former mayor and Quay County's first sheriff, burned to the ground W...

 By Steve Hansen    News    May 20, 2020 

Apartments to be placed under ERHA jurisdiction

The Chaparral Apartments in Tucumcari will be placed under the jurisdiction of the federal Eastern Regional Housing Authority based in Roswell, like the rest of Tucumcari’s other public housing...

 By Staff report    News    May 20, 2020 

Tucumcari MainStreet receives seed grant

The Tucumcari MainStreet program was one of 12 New Mexico communities that recently received seed grants and matching funds to spur local COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. Tucumcari MainStreet recei...

 News    May 20, 2020 

Police blotter - May 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 11 to May 17: Monday • 5:42 a.m.: Search warrant in 6300 block of Quay Road AM, Tucumcari. • 7:40 a.m....

 News    May 20, 2020 

Jail log - May 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 12 to May 18: • Michael Ash, 27, Tucson, Arizona, battery against a household member. • Chasity Lucero, 31, Tucumcari,... Full story


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