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Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    News    August 18, 2021

Tucumcari passes cannabis regulation ordinance

A new ordinance to regulate recreational cannabis- and marijuana-based businesses in Tucumcari got a go-ahead Thursday from the Tucumcari City Commission, but the new law is still a work in progress....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

12th COVID-19 death reported in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday reported 11 new cases of coronavirus in Quay County and its 12th death in the county since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. According to the...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

State re-imposes indoor mask mandate

New Mexico’s governor announced Tuesday afternoon she was re-implementing a statewide requirement that all masks be worn in all indoor settings regardless of an individual’s vaccination status,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 18, 2021

Police officer cleared in bodyslamming incident

A Tucumcari police officer who was shown last month on a video posted to social media body-slamming a suspect has been cleared after an internal investigation, and he was returned to his job. That...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 18, 2021

Youth movement

The Quay County Fair embraced a youth movement, mostly out of necessity. Earlier this year, the Quay County Fair Board voted to allow 6-, 7- and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 18, 2021

Logan board removes resolution from agenda

The Logan Board of Education was scheduled to vote on a resolution opposing the state’s mask mandate, but divided board members officially removed it from the agenda early in last week’s meeting...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

Pages past - Aug. 18

On this date ... 1971: The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce heard about plans for the Pinata Festival, scheduled for Sept. 9-11. Organizers said they decided to hold the Pinata Queen pageant...

 

Menus - Aug. 18

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

 

Calendar - Aug. 18

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Fired Up Friday. This event will host an End of Summer Bash. Food trucks will operate from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or until the...

 

Data collection, sharing need to improve

The past 18 months have shown that accurately counting the dead is vital for protecting the living. At the outset of the pandemic, many countries lacked adequate registration systems, and others saw...

 

Trump failed heir to Ronald Reagan

It was supposed to happen Friday the 13th, but Donald Trump is still not back in the White House. Joseph Biden is still the president without the immediate threat of being toppled, and Trump is still...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Spending ballooning under Biden

A trillion dollars used to be a lot of money, even in Washington. Now, a trillion-dollar spending bill is a trifle barely worth arguing over and the stuff of bipartisan consensus. Oscar Wilde famously...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

Quay County cases still growing

Quay County last week continued to see growth in number of coronavirus cases with 40, including five confirmed by the state’s Department of Health on Friday. That compared to 31 cases during the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 18, 2021

Coach sees hope for season

The Tucumcari High School football team played a scrimmage Thursday at Clovis against the Wildcats' junior varsity, and what coach Wayne Ferguson saw...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 18, 2021

Volleyball team faces tough opponent

The Tucumcari High School volleyball team begins its season with a tough opponent right away when it hosts defending Class 1A champion Melrose on...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

Arch Hurley once again votes not to allocate

Though Conchas Lake saw a significant inflow of water in the past month due to rainstorms, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors again voted last week to not allocate any water for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 18, 2021

San Jon votes not to charge admission to sports events

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board voted to not charge admission to sports events the district hosts this school year, but it would open its concession stand for games for the first time...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 18, 2021

Apache Motel up for sale

An "Open" flag sits in a corner of the Apache Motel's well-furnished office, waiting to be used. It appears, however, that flag won't be used anytime...

 

God still loves you, even when he says 'no'

In James 5:13-18, we see Elijah was a person just like us or like we can be. Elijah was powerful and effective in prayer because of his righteousness, but he wasn’t the source of the righteousness,...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15: Monday – 2:30 a.m.: Disturbance in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue, Tucumcari. – 2:45...

 

Jail log - Aug. 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11: • Lillian Rose Alarcon, 65, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Samantha Alexis Montano, 27, Tucumcari,...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 18, 2021

Governor taps retired justice for CYFD

New Mexico’s governor last week tapped a recently retired state Supreme Court justice to run the Children, Youth and Families Department. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Aug. 10 announced Barbara J....

 

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