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Articles from the June 24, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Fired Up festival canceled

Tucumcari MainStreet announced Friday the cancellation of the 10th annual Fired Up festival set for Sept. 26 because of coronavirus concerns. It was...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

Sixth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health reported the sixth confirmed coronavirus case Friday in Quay County since the pandemic began. The latest case is a person age 10 to 19, the youngest victim of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

Governor may delay Phase II of reopening

New Mexico's governor said Thursday she may delay a planned Phase II reopening of the state's economy on July 1 by a week or longer because of an uptick in the spread rate of COVID-19 and huge surges...

 

Education department releases guidance for schools

The New Mexico Public Education Department has released guidance for the upcoming school year, including a regional approach and a requirement for social distancing and face coverings for all students...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Legislators: Budget cuts not enough

The New Mexico Legislature trimmed about $600 million from a cash-strapped state budget during a special session last week, but a state senator and state representative whose districts include Quay...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Group negotiating to acquire museum

A Tucumcari MainStreet official revealed Monday during a Quay County Commission meeting the nonprofit organization is negotiating to acquire the...

 

Pages past - June 24

On this date ... 1970: Boy Scout Troop 93 of North Hampton, Pennsylvania, stopped at Tucumcari Municipal Swimming Pool at Five Mile Park en route to Philmont Boy Scout Camp in northern New Mexico. It...

 

Calendar - June 24

• Saturday — Walk with a Paws and Claws Rescue Dog. Quay County on the Move is hosting a fun walk event for everyone at 8 a.m.. Paws and Claws will provide dog to exercise while walking around...

 

Menus - June 24

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 24, 2020

Post office break-ins being investigated

Federal authorities and two sheriff's departments are investigating break-ins at post offices at Nara Visa in Quay County and Amistad and Des Moines...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

New furniture store opens

If you go to the newly opened Sarah's Furniture store in downtown Tucumcari, don't be surprised if you don't readily find Sarah herself. That's...

 

More important issues at hand than statues

It’s finally over. The bronze of Don Juan de Oñate astride his horse is gone. Native Americans, antifa, Black Lives Matter and everyone associated with the various and sundry movements can...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Bolton's caution isn't cowardice

You hear it often: “Discretion is the better part of valor.” It’s a distortion of a Shakespeare quote. The Bard actually scripted Jack Falstaff to say, “the better part of valor is discretion,...

 

Suspect deaths not that common

Everyone everywhere is demanding that we reform the police. Everyone everywhere is demanding that we have to root out the “systemic racism” in our police forces because it results in innocent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Mesalands board tables future action on lease

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a purchase requisition on an $81,000 lease on the Stampede Village student-housing complex but tabled future action on the property because... Full story

 

Avoid the unbearable heat of hell

May was hot; the fourth-hottest May in the past 100 years for the average daily high temperature and the fifth-hottest for the average daily temperature. We came within a degree of tying the record...

 

Altrusa inducts new officers

The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari recently inducted its officers for the 2020-2021 year. Inducted officers were Janie Hoffman, president; Ellen White, past president; Lois Sappington,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Motel looking to new owners

The caretakers of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari expressed optimism the historic Route 66 property would have new owners by the end of the June...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Board discusses graduation feedback

Members of the Tucumcari Public Schools board last week talked about positive feedback about the district’s May 29 outdoor graduation ceremony that included fireworks and confetti cannons amid...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

New coronavirus case confirmed in Quay

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported Quay County's first confirmed case of coronavirus in more than a month. David Morgan, a spokesman for the agency, stated in an email Friday the...

 

Police blotter - June 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 15 to June 21: Monday • 12:07 a.m.: Vehicle theft in 1500 block of Frontage Road 4132, Bard. • 1:08...

 

Jail log - June 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 15 to June 19: • Rachel Szwed, 22, Chicago, warrant from other counties or states. • Sam Yoshimura, 56, Gardena, Calif...

 

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