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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Governor extends current health order

This month’s coronavirus regulations will be like last month’s. New Mexico's governor on Thursday extended the current health order through Aug. 28 with the hope the number of cases would fall....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

New guidelines issued for outdoor visits at nursing homes

The state announced new guidelines that would allow family members to have outdoor visits with residents of long-term care facilities in 21 counties, including Quay, as soon as next week. Earlier in...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

COVID-19 reported in Quay County third straight day

Quay County recorded a confirmed coronavirus case for the third straight day Tuesday, bringing the total to 34 since the pandemic began. The number of cases in the county on July 4 was six. According...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Mesalands trustees talk personnel matters, litigation

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees apparently had a lot to discuss Wednesday during a two-hour, behind-closed-doors special meeting — including replacing one of its recently deceased...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Little pandemic impact seen on gross receipts revenue

Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, governmental entities in Quay County continue to see minimal impacts on gross receipts tax revenue. Quay County manager Richard Primrose said during a...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

Locals advised against planting seeds

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture has received reports of residents who have been mailed unsolicited foreign seeds not clearly labeled as...

 

Winds of change blowing at interpretations

While it’s been exceptionally hot, I was asked recently about the wind by someone who thought spring had been relatively calm and June seemed very windy. The historical weather data showed they...

 

Calendar - Aug. 5

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 - Aug. 5

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 - Aug. 5

On this date ... 1970: A 79-year-old Tucumcari woman was in fair condition at Trigg Memorial Hospital after two 16-year-old boys from Oklahoma robbed her of $95.39. The robbery took place on Laughlin...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

New cases reported Sunday, Monday

New confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday and Monday in Quay County by the state’s Department of Health, bringing the total to 33 since the pandemic began. Sunday's case was the first...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    August 5, 2020

Tucumcari volleyball, football schedules set

Tucumcari begins its volleyball season with a road game at Pecos on Oct. 10, with its home opener Oct. 13 against Santa Rosa. The Rattlers football team doesn’t begin its season until March 6, with...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

Ag science center to hold virtual field day

The Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari will hold its annual field day virtually this year Thursday in response to coronavirus restrictions that forbid public gatherings....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

Marimba band, elementary music program receive grant

The Nyoka Marimba Band and elementary music program at Tucumcari Public Schools are receiving a $5,849 grant from New Mexico Arts Awards. According to a list of grants from the agency, Tucumcari’s...

 

Feeling a little envy as rover escapes to Mars

Let’s get out of here. Who hasn’t thought that at some point in the past four months, as we hunkered down in our homes, brooding and restless but with no place to go? The pandemic shuttered our...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Stick to common sense on virus

It comes up again and again. Hydroxychloroquine (which I will refer to as HCQ to save space and keystrokes) as a potential treatment or cure for COVID-19. President Donald Trump, who has yet to admit...

 

Anarchists are scarier than virus

I have good reasons to be worried about catching the coronavirus. I fit the demographic profile for the most typical victim — I’m 75 and I have a serious medical precondition. And here in Los...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

San Jon board votes to delay first day of school

The San Jon school board voted last week during a special meeting to delay the first day of school from Aug. 10 to Sept. 8. San Jon’s new school starting date is the same day a new order by Gov....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Auto parts store still planned

Construction of a new O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Tucumcari still is planned after several delays, but an official with the company said it probably...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Logan school board approves reopening plan

The Logan school board last week approved a detailed, phased-in reopening plan for students that includes in-class instruction for students from kindergarten through second grade starting in...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

Official: NM lost about 30,000 tourism jobs

The state of New Mexico has lost about 30,000 tourism jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a state official during a webinar Thursday. Tourism Secretary Jen Schroer said to hasten the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 5, 2020

City manager candidates interviewed

Two candidates for the job of Tucumcari city manager were interviewed Thursday by the city commission and interim city manager Mark Martinez, according to Martinez. Martinez said the commission set...

 

Jail log - Aug. 5

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 27 to Aug. 2: • Kristopher Jacquarias Morris, 24, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Vera Dawn Ortiz, 44, Tucumcari,...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 5

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 27 to Aug. 2: Monday • 12:48 a.m.: Noise complaint in 400 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 5, 2020

High court upholds governor's authority to issue stiff fines

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the governor is authorized to impose stiff fines for violations of the state’s public health order during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision from...

 

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