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 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Three more COVID-19 cases reported in Quay County

Three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Quay County, bringing the total to 22 overall since the pandemic began. They were the 13th, 14th and 15th cases in the county in 22 days...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

State Supreme Court halts order allowing restaurants to reopen

From staff report A few hours after an Eddy County judge Monday morning issued a restraining order allowing restaurants and breweries to reopen, the state Supreme Court stepped in to disallow it. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

County fair is canceled

The Quay County Fair in Tucumcari has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be replaced with a stripped-down, livestock-only Quay County Expo for FFA and 4-H members at the usual...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Two more COVID-19 cases reported Monday in county

Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday in Quay County, bringing the total to 24 overall since the pandemic began. They were the 16th and 17th cases in the county in 25 days. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

More charges against former Roosevelt County deputy

Criminal allegations against a former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy are increasing. Chris McCasland, 34, of Portales was arrested Wednesday on stolen property charges connected to his time...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Former Roosevelt County deputy arrested in Quay County

A Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy with Tucumcari ties was fired Monday and arrested Wednesday in Quay County after being accused of receiving stolen property. Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Two more cases of COVID-19 reported in county

Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Quay County, bringing the total to 19 overall since the pandemic began. They were the 11th and 12th cases in the county in 20 days...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 15, 2020

NMAA releases modified sports schedules for coming year

The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday released its amended sports calendar for the coming school year. As previously expected, almost all sports will have condensed seasons. Cross...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Another COVID-19 case reported in Quay County

One new case of coronavirus was reported Tuesday in Quay County, bringing the total to 17 overall. It was the 10th case in the county in 19 days after weeks of no activity. According to data on the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 15, 2020

Graduation held in heat

SAN JON - Graduation for San Jon High School's three seniors was moved outdoors as a drive-up ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, but the more...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 15, 2020

Governor renews restaurant restrictions

Restaurateurs in Tucumcari and other parts of Quay County felt a bad sense of deja vu when the governor re-imposed a ban on indoor dining effective Monday, citing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. Go...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Restraining order restores indoor dining at restaurants

An Eddy County judge late Monday morning issued a restraining order against the New Mexico governor's amended health order, allowing restaurants and breweries to reopen to indoor dining at 50%...

 

Calendar - July 15

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Aug. 12-15 — Quay County Expo. Young exhibitors from across the county and beyond will gather to show livestock. The carnival was can...

 

Menus - July 15

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 15, 2020

In trying times, major on the majors

At the risk of ruining the illusion, I’m going to break the fourth wall and share a secret. It’s my own secret, but I’m not alone in it. That is...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Quay COVID-19 confirmations jump

After weeks of inactivity, Quay County experienced a sudden burst of COVID-19 confirmations with nine cases in 17 days. The latest were two confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday, both within the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 15, 2020

Interim city manager term extended

Mark Martinez will be Tucumcari’s interim city manager for another 90 days, the city commission decided Thursday. An extension of Martinez’s contract received unanimous approval from the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 15, 2020

Tax board optimistic about revenue

Tucumcari’s revenue from motel taxes in the just-completed fiscal year was only about $8,900 less than projections, giving optimism to the city’s Lodgers Tax Advisory Board the coronavirus...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 15, 2020

Commissioners considering holding meetings via Zoom

COVID-19 wasn’t on the agenda of Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, but it took up much of the commissioners’ discussion time during an otherwise routine session. All county officers at...

 

Measures must account for both sides of ledger

If only it were that simple. There is no question Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s tough measures to combat COVID-19 have kept New Mexico’s death toll relatively low — although we collectively...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Free speech belongs to all speakers

Let’s cancel “cancel culture,” the idea that discussion that offends should not be allowed if offended parties must be exposed to it. Cancel culture cancels free speech, the freedom on which...

 

Protesters should study history

The other day I mentioned to my son Cameron something I heard the great economist Thomas Sowell say. Sowell had reminded the Black Lives Matter protesters who were indiscriminately toppling statues...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 15, 2020

Governor signs loan, body camera bills into law

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two bills into law last week that offers low-interest loans for businesses affected by COVID-19 and requiring all police officers to wear body cameras....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 15, 2020

Tucumcari resident publishes book of poetry, short stories

Though Tucumcari resident Levi Mericle had amassed hundreds of poems and short stories in 15 years of writing, he hadn't planned on self-publishing a...

 

Pages past - July 15

On this date ... 1970: Northeast New Mexico ranchers, plagued by caterpillars and weary of drawn-out court battles, have begun spraying more than 250,000 acres of grassland with the residual...

 

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