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Articles from the August 19, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

DNA ties suspect to 2012 clinic fire

TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man, presented with DNA evidence, recently confessed to setting a fire in 2012 that killed more than 70 animals at a local...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Ute Lake State Park reopens tomorrow

Ute Lake State Park in Logan will reopen Wednesday on a limited basis for day-use recreation after being closed for two weeks when several employees showed signs of coronavirus. According to a news...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Two COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in Quay County, bringing the county's total to 60 since the pandemic began. The latest cases were one woman and...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Seven COVID-19 cases reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday confirmed seven new cases of corornavirus in Quay County, including five in Logan. That was a record one-day total in the county, bringing the overall...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Fire, explosions rock Versatile Construction

A fire with explosions on Tuesday afternoon rocked an asphalt plant at Versatile Construction Co. on Tucumcari's north side. Tucumcari city...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

Ute Lake to stay closed

Ute Lake State Park in Logan will remain closed through Aug. 25 after several employees there tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the state Saturday afternoon. The park...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

4-H/FFA Expo postponed

The Quay County 4-H/FFA Expo scheduled to begin last week in Tucumcari was postponed after a fair board member tested positive for COVID-19, and it...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Fraudulent cards being distributed

The New Mexico Department of Health reported last week fraudulent exemption cards are being distributed to the public that assert the holder is exempt from wearing a facemask despite public health...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Logan experiences 15 cases in five days

Logan became an apparent hotspot of COVID-19 after Ute Lake State Park closed because of cases there last week and the school district delayed the opening of classes because of a case there, as well....

 

Calendar - Aug. 19

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Sept. 25-27 — Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. Hear cowboy poetry and songs in the Nara Visa Community Center. Activities also include a...

 

Menus - Aug. 19

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. 19

On this date ... 1970: The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce discussed fencing around the Fountain of Tranquility at Damon Kvols Park. Officials said tourists had asked “embarrassing...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

Residents urged to complete census

New Mexico’s governor and director of state personnel urged residents to fill a U.S. census form before a Sept. 30 deadline or the state potentially could lose out on millions of dollars in federal...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

Chair authorized to pursue plan to find president

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week authorized its chairman to pursue a plan for a presidential search and have conversations to fill a vacant trustee position. Trustees...

 

Access to oral arguments should continue

For years the Supreme Court has resisted calls to let the public outside the courtroom listen in on its oral arguments. But live audio streams finally became a reality in May when the coronavirus...

 

Learn to separate fact from fiction

Warning: The following is not true. I make my point at the end: Call me R, not Q as in QAnon, just R. Welcome to my anonymous “dark web” site. The evidence for this story has been buried in a plac...

 

Can't keep hiding from COVID-19

It’s the opening of fire season in California. But the biggest threat to the people of the state right now is Gov. Gavin Newsom and his shifting rules about closing businesses and schools to fight...

 

Watch out for chance to do good

Well, school has started back, sort of, but on a limited basis because of COVID-19 restrictions. Normally, we’d be encouraged to watch out for the school kids who’d be walking to school or...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

San Jon superintendent presents new student attendance policy

The superintendent San Jon Municipal Schools last week presented a new policy for student attendance borne out of the coronavirus pandemic and a transition to online learning. Superintendent Janet...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

Logan schools delay start of classes

The scheduled start of classes Monday at Logan Municipal Schools officially was delayed Sunday night after a staff member tested positive last week for COVID-19, two other staff members showed...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 19, 2020

Knights of Columbus to go inactive next week

The Knights of Columbus-St. Anne’s Council 6937 officially will go inactive next week and its hall sold this month partly because of financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 19, 2020

City delays action on hiring new city manager

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday delayed action on hiring a new city manager and whether the city will be a part of unknown current or pending litigation. The commissioners voted unanimously...

 

Jail log - Aug. 19

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16: • Angelo F. Galvan, 24, Tucumcari, trespassing. • Francisco Galvan, 46, Tucumcari, driving while...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 19

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16: Monday • 12:17 p.m.: Property damage in 100 block of U.S. 54, Logan. • 12:31 p.m.:...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 19, 2020

One new COVID-19 case reported Tuesday in Logan

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed one case of corornavirus in the Logan ZIP code. The latest case was a man age 70 to 79, according to the DOH website. Logan has seen 16...

 

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