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Articles from the July 1, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Logan holds drive-up graduation

LOGAN - It wasn't easy, but Logan High School did hold a graduation Saturday morning. The school district announced venue changes twice in barely 12...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Seventh COVID-19 case in Quay County; possible exposure closes Mesalands gym

The seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Quay County as New Mexico saw its fifth consecutive day of reporting more than 200 cases. Also Monday, Mesalands Community College closed...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

State to "aggressively" enforce mask mandate with $100 fines

Citing a larger spread in coronavirus cases, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday the state's mask mandate would be more aggressively enforced with fines of $100. She also imposed up to a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Schools making plans to reopen

The Tucumcari and Logan school districts are looking at a hybrid model of in-person classes and online learning when the school year opens in August amid the coronavirus pandemic. San Jon, meanwhile,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Rocking the route - online

Coronavirus had canceled the second annual Rockin' Route 66 scheduled for last weekend in Tucumcari, but the festival's promoter kept the rock...

 

Calendar - July 1

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Aug. 12-15 — Quay County Fair. Young exhibitors from across the county and beyond will gather to show livestock, crafts, hobbies and...

 

Menus - July 1

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 Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Real hope needed in a hurting world

One thing preachers are good at is stating the obvious, about five weeks after everyone has already realized it. Here’s my contribution: If we are...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Rose files for re-election as independent

As expected, 10th Judicial District Attorney Timothy Rose filed as an independent candidate for re-election Thursday. Thursday was the official filing day for independent and minor-party candidates...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Quay's sixth COVID-19 case confirmed

The New Mexico Department of Health reported the sixth confirmed coronavirus case Friday in Quay County since the pandemic began. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham also said during her health briefing...

 

Election may hinge on votes of independents

A defining feature of the Trump presidency has been the seemingly rock-solid support of his partisan base. When Donald Trump declared at a January 2016 campaign event in Iowa that “I could stand in...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 1, 2020

On lookout for centipede advice

My introduction to the New Mexico version of centipede occurred a few years ago, while I was working in an office in Tucumcari. A sweet young thing who worked in an office nearby appeared in my doorwa...

 

Anti-cop vow is step backward

The New York Times has a story that’s entertaining reading for conservatives. It concerns a mostly white, solidly leftist neighborhood so inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 1, 2020

City to convert positions to part-time

The city of Tucumcari will not cut any positions in fiscal year 2021, from July 1 to June 30, 2021, but will convert 10 positions to part-time jobs and allow two employees to transfer into new...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Man accused of drug dealing

A Tucumcari man who faces two different criminal complaints of animal abuse was accused of drug dealing in five new felony counts in an amended complaint filed last week. Ralph Earlwayne Fletcher, 30,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Man faces charges after being accused of threatening a pregnant woman

A Tucumcari man faces four criminal charges, including a felony count, after being accused of threatening and shoving a pregnant woman, plus putting her infant son in jeopardy of physical harm. Peter...

 

Pages past - July 1

On this date ... 1970: Nineteen-year-olds born on July 9, 1951, were assigned the No. 1 call-up for induction next year in the national draft lottery held today. The birthdate was the 11th picked in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Wheels on Fire race cancelled

The Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race scheduled for Sept. 26 effectively was canceled after the New Mexico Department of Transportation denied it an...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

MainStreet receives accreditation

The Tucumcari MainStreet organization last week received top-tier accreditation from the National Main Street Center. Connie Loveland, executive...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Some July 4 events curtailed

This weekend's Independence Day celebrations in Quay County will be a bit sparse because of coronavirus restrictions. Tucumcari's fireworks show...

 

Police blotter - July 1

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 22 to June 28: Monday • 5:10 a.m.: Search warrant in 2300 block of South Second Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - July 1

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 22 to June 28: • Michelle Gloms, 50, Tucumcari, battery upon a peace officer. • Danny Joe Gutierrez, 61, Tucumcari,...

 

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