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Articles from the June 16, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

County officials hear from racino group

One of the principals for Coronado Partners that seeks a horse-racing track and casino in Tucumcari told the Quay County Commission on Monday his group would be “more assertive” in pressing its...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

COVID restrictions to be lifted July 1

New Mexico’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted July 1 after the governor on Friday apparently deemed the state close enough to its 60% goal of full vaccination against the disease. The state’s...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

US 54 bridge to open to traffic June 23

After years of construction, the new U.S. 54 bridge at Logan will open to traffic June 23 after a morning ceremony to celebrate its completion,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

Mesalands board approves contract with president

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved a three-year contract with its new president, Gregory Todd Busch, during a special meeting Thursday. The vote followed a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 16, 2021

Officials discuss cannabis issues

Water issues, building and zoning codes and distance from churches and schools were among complications involved with establishing a legalized recreational cannabis industry in Tucumcari that were...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

City manager reveals city seal draft

Tucumcari's city manager revealed to the Lodgers Tax Advisory Board during its meeting last week a late-stage draft of a new official city seal that...

 

Pages past - June 16

On this date ... 1971: Margie’s Beauty Salon and dress shop at Adams Street and Laughlin Avenue in Tucumcari sustained about $40,000 in damage after a fire gutted the business. Exploding hairspray...

 

Calendar - June 16

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Fired Up Friday. An Open Mic Night will be held for poets and entertainers starting at 6 p.m. Sign up at Tucumcari MainStree...

 

Menus - June 16

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    June 16, 2021

More than 70% of NM judiciary fully vaccinated

More than 70% of the New Mexico Judiciary’s judges and employees are fully vaccinated to protect against the COVID-19 virus less than two months after the vaccine became widely available to all New...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 16, 2021

This is how our side gets the win

I’ve spent a couple of columns trying to encourage my brethren in Christ to realize that God has given us the victory. We are not destined, as a wor...

 

Issues faced by administration predictable

In 2012, Pew Research asked 1,008 Americans to describe then-Vice President Joe Biden in one word. The responses ranged from “Good,” the most common answer, to “Goofy.” But almost five months...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Still need guidance of scientists

Scientists start with the unknown. Then they apply the known to the unknown, thoroughly. Then, armed with that knowledge, they propose hypotheses, which form the basis of experiments to gain new...

 

Biden weakening US on world stage

Joe Biden is taking his first trip overseas as president. After stopping in England he’ll summit with European leaders in Brussels and then move on to his mano-a-mano meet-up with Vladimir Putin in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 16, 2021

Six crowned district champions

SANTA ROSA - Six Tucumcari athletes were crowned district champions Saturday during the District 4-3A meet at Santa Rosa High School, including three...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 16, 2021

Logan teams capture titles

Both the Logan boys and girls track teams captured district titles during a sizzling meet Thursday at Melrose and will send a total of 30 Longhorn athletes to this week’s Class 1A Track and Field...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 16, 2021

Logan avenged with sweep of Gateway Christian

LOGAN - Logan's baseball team exacted revenge after its first loss of the season earlier in the week with a doubleheader sweep Friday of Gateway Chris...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 16, 2021

Tucumcari girls notch third win

The Tucumcari softball team notched its third win of the season last week when it split a June 8 doubleheader at Estancia. The Lady Rattlers, which ended the week with a 3-10 record, lost the first...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 16, 2021

Tucumcari still seeking win

Tucumcari’s baseball team continued to search for its first win of the season after a 20-1 district loss Friday against Dexter. Dexter led 17-0 after three innings in a game shortened by the mercy r...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

Unemployment claims still up

Unemployment claims in Quay County remained elevated during the fiscal-year third quarter of 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels. The New Mexico Economic Development Department released economic...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

Application process change recommended

Tucumcari’s city manager recommended the city’s Lodgers Tax Advisory Board change its application processes for financial assistance requests to events and tourist attractions after acknowledging...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

Six confirmed cases reported in Quay

State health officials reported six confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday in Quay County after a mostly quiet week. All the cases were reported in the Logan ZIP code. After reporting no cases since...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

Arch Hurley declines water allocations

Despite recent rainstorms that raised the level of Conchas Lake, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors voted again last week to not allocate water for its irrigation system because...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

Investigation turns up missing man

The investigation of a report of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari turned up a missing or endangered man from Los Lunas. According to a report from the Quay County Sheriff’s...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 16, 2021

Bullet damages window at office

A bullet damaged a window at the Quay County DWI Office in downtown Tucumcari last week. According to a report by the Quay County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was sent June 8 to investigate vandalism...

 

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