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Articles from the July 8, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

Local agencies say they won't enforce mask edict

New Mexico’s governor said last week the state's mask mandate would be more aggressively enforced with fines of $100 and possibly jail time to blunt the spread of coronavirus. However, law...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Two more COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in county

Two additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in Quay County, bringing the total to 16 since the pandemic began. After weeks of no activity with the virus, Quay County has recorded nine such c...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Three more COVID-19 cases reported in Quay County

Three more cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Quay County, including the first in the San Jon ZIP code. It was the fourth consecutive day in which coronavirus was reported in the county....

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Two more coronavirus cases reported in Quay County

Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in Quay County, bringing the total to 14 since the pandemic began. After weeks of no reported activity with the virus, Quay County has recorded seven...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Third COVID-19 case in three days reported in county

The third confirmed case of coronavirus in as many days was reported Wednesday in Quay County. The New Mexico Department of Health reported the latest case is a woman age 50 to 59 from the Logan ZIP...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Eighth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The eighth confirmed case of coronavirus was reported Tuesday in Quay County, the second in two days. The New Mexico Department of Health reported the latest case is a male age 50 to 59 in the Logan...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

Parade goes on despite cancellation

LOGAN - The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce on June 25 announced the cancellation of the village's annual Fourth of July parade, citing Gov....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

State PED officials answer school reopening questions

Teachers peppered state officials with questions during a virtual town hall last week about the Public Education Department’s reopening plan for schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. The PED the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Seventh Quay County case confirmed

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...

 

Be careful what kind of friends you make

That “politics makes strange bedfellows” is certainly true right now in our country with all the turmoil. The problem with strange bedfellows is when they see each other in the morning, they’ll...

 

Calendar - July 8

• 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 Resc...

 

Menus - July 8

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...

 

Pages past - July 8

On this date ... 1970: A South Carolina soldier miraculously escaped serious injury in a car accident near Tucumcari. Edward John Saunderson, 21, was traveling in a 1963 Volkswagen sedan east on...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

Governor restores education funding

New Mexico’s governor last week used her veto pen to delete about $30 million in spending cuts — mainly for education — from a revised budget passed by the Legislature during a June special...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

County to receive money from state PILT program

New Mexico’s senators announced last week Quay County will receive more than $5,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin...

 

Ruling a step back on church, state separation

The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Need more thoughtful conservatives

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave a scolding to residents Thursday as she announced the state would extend current COVID-19 restrictions instead of relaxing them more. New...

 

National leaders need to go on record

I’ve been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don’t imagine I’m alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos. Meanwhile,...

 

Police blotter - July 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center June 1-7: Monday • 2:48 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 2900 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari. • 6:32...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

Chamber sign replaced

Last week, the old and oft-repaired promotions sign at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce office was replaced with an LED sign that gives...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

Farmers market to open Saturday

The Tucumcari Farmers Market will open for the season at Wailes Park on Saturday morning despite some restrictions due to the coronavirus. Market...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020

Talking tour to debut July 15

The Tucumcari Talking Tour officially debuts July 15 after being delayed for a couple of months by the coronavirus pandemic. The Tucumcari Talking...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

San Jon moving graduation

San Jon High School will move its graduation ceremony Saturday from its gymnasium to the San Jon Community Center parking lot on Oak Avenue in response to state restrictions regarding the coronavirus...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020

New Mexico Secretary of Health announces retirement

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel announced Friday she would retire but will remain at her position during the coronavirus pandemic until a replacement is found. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 

Jail log - July 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 3 to June 8: • Kristena B. Carmichael, 20, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Lora Cowlishan, 28, Tucumcari, battery, bat...

 

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