Articles from the June 3, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Restaurants reopen to sit-down dining

In another sign of a tentative return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tucumcari’s restaurants reopened to sit-down dining Monday...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 3, 2020

Rush, Lopez win primary elections for county commission

Jerri Rush and Robert Lopez easily captured their respective Republican and Democratic primary nominations for open Quay County Commission seats Tuesday night amid stronger-than-usual voter turnout...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 3, 2020

Mesalands graduates 65 virtually

Because of coronavirus, Mesalands Community College conducted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon for 65 students who rece...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Graduating with care

Tucumcari High School's virtual commencement exercises Friday evening may have been designed to foster social distancing during the ongoing coronaviru...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Gallery Etc. will not reopen

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed a longtime business in Tucumcari. The Gallery Etc., closed since mid-March because of mandated shutdowns of non-e...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Forgiveness not an easy topic

If God is so kind and patient, why does he need to have some innocent man die naked on a cross to forgive our sins? If God is really as loving as you...

 

Pages past - June 3

On this date ... 1970: Conservative Republican Anderson Carter, riding a groundswell of public opinion against two-term Gov. David F. Cargo, won the right Tuesday to meet incumbent Democrat Joseph M....

 

Calendar - June 3

• 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 - June 3

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 Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Athletic director declares sports are returning

Tucumcari High School athletic director Wayne Ferguson said during the Diamondback Booster Club’s virtual athletic banquet that sports would be played during the upcoming school year, contrary to...

 

Declaration will redefine China relationship

The last time we flew out of Shanghai, China, it was 2015 and we stumbled across a sign hanging from the airport ceiling that seemed like an historical relic even then. It gave instructions — in...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Flynn's case only getting muddier

The case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn now has the clarity of a mud bath. First, his court case. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Then, Attorney General William Barr, his ultimate prosecutor,...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Feeling sorry for small business

I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business owners in the country who have become innocent...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 3, 2020

City commission passes preliminary budget

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday passed a preliminary city budget for fiscal year 2021 that will leave a $489,000 deficit in the city’s general fund, which is covered by reserve allowances...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Odeon owners optimistic

Of the industry sectors impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it's difficult to find one more affected than theaters. In addition to states shutting...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 3, 2020

Tucumcari man given 18 months of probation

Editor's note: Some of the information in this article is sexually explicit. A Tucumcari man was given 18 months of probation Wednesday and must undergo sex-offender supervision and counseling after...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Quay officials approve preliminary budget

The Quay County Commission on May 26 unanimously approved a preliminary $16.16 million budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 its finance director said would give 3% pay increases to workers but no changes...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 3, 2020

Logan board approves graduation date

The Logan Board of Education last week during a special meeting unanimously approved a graduation date of 10 a.m. June 27 at its football field, with a possible option of moving the ceremony 70 miles...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 3, 2020

Schools approve application for relief funds

The Tucumcari Public Schools board approved an application to receive $417,300 in coronavirus relief funds during an emergency meeting Thursday. Superintendent Aaron McKinney said the money would be...

 

Police blotter - June 3

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 25 to May 31: Monday • 1:59 a.m.: Threat in 500 block of East Main Street, San Jon. • 1:26 p.m.: Threa...

 

Jail log - June 3

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 23 to June 1: • Johnny Aughtman, 32, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Ronald Beaulieu, 69, Tucumcari, aggravated...

 

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