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Articles from the August 4, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    News    August 4, 2021

City approves final budget for 2022

The Tucumcari City Commission on July 27 approved a final budget for fiscal year 2022 that shows a deficit of about $417,000 and assigns spending cuts to city departments ranging from 2% to 7%. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 4, 2021

Rattler Reunion board preps for 50th

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Rattler Reunion board was determined not to skip the 2021 edition — mainly because this is the 50th anniversary of the annual event...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 4, 2021

Senior center reopens

For the first time in 16 months, the Tucumcari Senior Center opened to serve meals to its clients inside its facility Monday morning after being...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Virus cases jump in number

Quay County last week saw a big jump in the number of coronavirus cases with 14, including six confirmed by the state’s Department of Health on Friday. The county had seen its caseload fall to two...

 

Wholly holy or wholly holey?

In my July 21 column in the Quay County Sun, I wrote about Christians being wholly owned and operated by God with a network of other Christians, God’s word and the Holy Spirit to provide for our...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Governor announces new appointments

New Mexico’s governor on Thursday announced two new appointments to the state’s public education and police departments. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced these new members to her...

 

Pages past - Aug. 4

On this date ... 1971: The inaugural Rattler Reunion was set for this weekend in Tucumcari promises to be the highlight of the year, said Stanley Jennings, chairman of the event. Two graduates from...

 

Calendar - Aug. 4

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Thursday-Sunday — Rattler Reunion. The committee plans to hold annual events for Tucumcari High School alumni, including at the...

 

Menus - Aug. 4

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested in grab-and-go should call the Tucumcari facility at 461-2307 or the Logan...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Resident given credit for time served in chase

A Tucumcari resident who led Logan police and Quay County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase in 2017 will leave prison earlier than anticipated...

 

Law enforcement agencies should work together

Last week, the family of Texas firefighter Elijah Snow paid their last respects, still unsure of exactly how he died in Cancun, Mexico. After receiving conflicting reports, they are understandably...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Government has share of absurdity

I do not subscribe to the theory that the greatest oxymoronic phrase in existence is “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” In my history of covering governments as a journalist and...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Message of debate needs to change

A few years ago I was scammed by callers claiming to offer a great deal on my satellite TV service. I felt bad about losing the money, but felt worse about being duped. It’s a human reaction. All...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Roadrunner Lodge Motel earns high placement in contest

The Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari again placed high in USA Today’s annual 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for the Best Roadside Motel in the United States. This time, though, the Roadrunner...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

New Mexico Gas Company returning to normall billing practices

New Mexico Gas Company is returning to normal billing practices, including disconnection of service for customers with past-due amounts, on Aug. 12. Delinquent customers are urged to contact New...

 

Jail log - Aug. 4

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 26 to July 30: • Richard B. Wilbanks, 28, Arlington, Texas, contempt of court. • Lawrence R. Arias, 60, Tucumcari,...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 4

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 26 to Aug. 1: Monday • 6:45 a.m.: Accident with injuries at milepost 323, Interstate 40, Tucumcari....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Consortium of public school districts formed

A new consortium of New Mexico public school districts and charter schools will allow students to enroll in virtual courses from anywhere in the state, the state’s Public Education Department...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 4, 2021

Logan officials displeased with PED guidelines

The Logan school board voiced irritation about the prospect of state mask requirements when classes resume later this month but was unwilling to flout any such mandate because of the possible...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 4, 2021

Motel owner embarks on restoration

This week, the owner of the Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari embarks on a quest he's planned for about seven years - restoring the west side of a...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 4, 2021

Judge denies motion to release man accused in shooting

A district judge last week rejected an attorney’s motion to release a jailed Tucumcari man accused of shooting two people with a shotgun during a neighborhood spat. Juan Rubio, 40, has been...

 

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