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Articles from the June 17, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Hansen: Pandemic a perfect protest storm

Since recent current protests, rioting and sometimes extreme police responses affect just about everyone, they should be viewed more as phenomena of human behavior than of politics. And psychologists...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 17, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported in Quay County

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported Quay County's first confirmed case of coronavirus in more than a month. A spokesman for the agency said the victim is a woman in her 20s. He said...

 

Reagan: Ending police won't solve anything

Getting rid of the police. Now there’s a brilliant, progressive way to improve the criminal justice system. There’s no question there are systemic problems with the way we police our cities that...

 

We need cops, plus a review of procedures

As protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer continue across the country, police procedures and budgets everywhere are being scrutinized. Our advice is focus on...

 

New page turned

The Tucumcari Public Library reopened June 9 for the first time in almost three months after being shut down by the coronavirus. Those who showed up f...

 

San Jon plans July graduation

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees set a graduation time of 6 p.m. July 11 at the high-school gym with a maximum of 25 people allowed for each of its three graduates to comply with an...

 

Lawmakers eye quick special session

A state senator whose district encompasses much of Quay County said spending cuts to address a state budget deficit won’t be too difficult during this week’s legislative special session, but he...

 

Pages Past - June 17

On this date ... 1970 • A reporter at the scene of an accident at Center and Rock Island streets between a cement truck and a car carrying two people said it illustrated citizens’ complaints...

 

Returning to play

The athletic director at Logan High School detailed the restart of athletic practices in the coming weeks as outlined by the New Mexico Activities...

 

Blotter - June 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 8 to June 14: Monday • 1:53 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 1800 block of South Seventh Street,...

 

Jail log - June 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 9 to June 13: • David Sandoval Jr., 42, Tucumcari, public nuisance. • Gabriel Anthony Perez, 21, Tucumcari, contempt...

 

Menus - June 17

(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...

 

Education Digest - June 17

Local students graduate at ENMU Five Quay County students recently graduated from Eastern New Mexico University of Portales in spring 2020. Those who graduated are Alexis Quintana of San Jon, Leah...

 

Man jailed on sex charges

Police jailed a Tucumcari man after he was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman visiting a friend in the city. Jorge Cosme, 38, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration...

 

Second Street work should start soon

Construction should start in “a week or two” on the long-awaited Second Street improvement project in downtown Tucumcari after the city commission on Thursday signed a contract with J&H Services o...

 

Runyan: Question remains for who you believe and why

I avoid big words. They draw attention to themselves, like politicians. However, like politicians, they are a necessary evil. Today’s needed big word is “epistemology.” It means the study of kno...

 

Weeklong fire burns near Mosquero

A weeklong wildfire that burned almost 23,000 acres and briefly threatened the village of Mosquero was brought under control by Sunday. Mosquero...

 

Youth expo to replace Curry fair

CLOVIS — Hello, Curry County Expo. See you next year, Curry County Fair. Curry County commissioners said both things, and plenty more during a 45-minute conversation in a Wednesday special meeting....

 

Clovis, Curry County to fund fireworks display

CLOVIS — Independence Day fireworks, courtesy of your local governments. With city officials stressing the decision was a one-time deal, the Clovis City Commission voted 6-1 in a Friday special...

 

Supreme Court affirms dismissal

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday ruled a Portales man’s conviction for fleeing law enforcement was correctly overturned. That’s because the Curry County Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 17, 2020

Bar reopenings likely for July

New Mexico in recent days lifted some coronavirus restrictions on breweries but not bars, leaving Quay County residents without a watering hole to drink alcohol for a while longer. Gov. Michelle...

 

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