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Articles from the July 29, 2020 edition

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 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

Offices investigating ex-Mesalands president's claims

An official with the state’s Higher Education Department said the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and Office of State Auditor are investigating claims the former president of Mesalands...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported Sunday in Quay County

A confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Sunday in Quay County by the state’s Department of Health, bringing the total to 32 since the pandemic began. It was the first confirmed case in the county...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

State's health order extended through August

New Mexico's governor on Thursday extended current health restrictions through August with the hope coronavirus cases will fall and allow students to return to schools after Labor Day and the lessenin...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

In-person teaching delayed

New Mexico's governor announced Thursday the delay of in-person classes at public schools through Labor Day because of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

Restaurant case to be heard

A case that will be heard before the New Mexico Supreme Court this week pits a state government that cites rising cases of coronavirus for...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Bible instructive on dealing with crime

The topics of prison and police reform are hot items, nationally. Lots of people are giving their opinions, whether solicited or not; but, no one is asking if the Bible gives us any guidance about...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

Immunization clinics to be held statewide

Special immunization clinics will be held statewide through Aug. 15 for those 18 years old and younger as part of the “Got Shots?” campaign. The New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico...

 

Pages past - July 29

On this date ... 1970: State Sen.. Odis Echols (D-Clovis) envisioned a future toll highway that connected Santa Rosa, Clovis, Lubbock and Dallas. He said he would introduce legislation to create a...

 

Menus - July 29

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...

 

Calendar - July 29

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

School board discusses upcoming teaching changes

Tucumcari Public Schools board members last week discussed the upcoming school year that would have included a hybrid approach of in-person and online teaching in response to the coronavirus...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

Quay County Commission approves budget resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday somewhat reluctantly but unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a $15.747 million budget for fiscal year 2021 — an increase of nearly 17% from the previous...

 

Ruling major step for police transparency

New Mexico’s Inspection of Public Records Act makes clear the public is entitled to the greatest amount of information possible about its government and guarantees everyone access to public...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Federal 'assistance' not needed

As of Friday, Albuquerque, without even having to ask, was supposed to get “help” from about 25 federal law enforcement officials in combating its admittedly major crime problem. Albuquerque is...

 

Don't want to live in a 'woke' country

Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Try saying Joe Biden’s clunky campaign slogan three times fast without gagging — or laughing. Biden is obviously cognitively impaired,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 29, 2020

City approves $25 million final budget

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved a $25 million final budget for fiscal year 2021 that began July 1 and extends to June 30, 2021, and includes a deficit of $631,945. Documents show...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

Ag department taking grant applications for soil program

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications for its Healthy Soil Program, which was created in the 2019 Healthy Soil...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

Pasadena Playboys touring

The Pasadena Playboys will be making two stops in Tucumcari, including at the Motel Safari on Saturday night, during their "American Motel Tour." The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

Mesalands trustee dies at age 76

Craig Currell, a member of the Mesalands Community College board of trustees and a former operator of Currell Lumber Co. that constructed numerous...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 29, 2020

Mesalands board talks revised reopening plan

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on July 21 discussed a revised reopening plan, though parts were rendered at least temporarily moot after the governor ordered colleges and...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

One more case confirmed

Quay County added another confirmed coronavirus case Sunday, bringing the total to 31 since the pandemic began. No new cases were reported Monday. The number of total cases in the county June 29 was...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 29, 2020

Rapid response teams referred to Quay five times

New Mexico’s COVID-19 rapid-response teams this month were referred five times to Quay County to deal with cases at businesses and entities, most recently a travel center. According to a database...

 

Police blotter - July 29

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 19 to July 26: July 19 • 5:04 a.m.: Noise complaint in 400 block of East Oak Avenue, San Jon. • 6:47...

 

Jail log - July 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 20 to July 27: • Kara Mia Toilett, 31, Tucumcari, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired; first offense). ...

 

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