Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Expo carries on

Save for exhibitors and volunteers wearing masks, the annual Junior Livestock Show on Saturday night at the Quay County Fairgrounds appeared normal...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

Second COVID-19 death reported in Quay County

Quay County reported its second death from coronavirus, according to a daily report Friday from the New Mexico Department of Health. The agency stated the death was a man in his 80s who had...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

Many museums can reopen Saturday under new health order

New Mexico's governor announced Thursday that museums with static displays can reopen Saturday for the first time in more than five months at 25% capacity under an amended health order. The state's...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

New health order to allow dining inside restaurants Saturday

New Mexico’s governor announced in a news release Wednesday morning she would relax COVID-19 restrictions for restaurants, churches and breweries effective Saturday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

Court rejects challenge on indoor-dining ban

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon unanimously rejected a temporary restraining order from an Eddy County judge that sought to stop enforcement of the state’s indoor-dining ban for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Rancher tapped for MCC board

Tom Sidwell, co-owner of the JX Ranch south of Tucumcari, was tapped last week to serve on the Mesalands Community College board of directors. Board...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Initial enrollment down at Tucumcari Elementary

Initial enrollment last week at Tucumcari Elementary School saw an 11% drop compared to last spring while enrollments at the middle and high schools were stable or slightly higher, according to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Internet, radio top wishlist

Improving internet broadband infrastructure and emergency radio coverage prompted the most discussion Monday during the Quay County Commission’s public hearing for its proposed infrastructure/capita...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

Quay cases highest per capita last week

Quay County saw the highest per-capita number of coronavirus cases in New Mexico during the past week, according to a website that tracks such data. Quay County’s rate Monday was 24.2 cases per...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 26, 2020

Housing authority receives $11,000 from HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $2.1 million from CARES Act funds to housing authorities in New Mexico, including more than $11,000 to the Tucumcari Housing...

 

Calendar - Aug. 26

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. 26

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. 26

On this date ... 1970: A tornado came through the San Jon area, starting very close to the A.E. Roberts home. Though no buildings were damaged, all but two telephone polls during a one-mile stretch...

 

Love of neighbor has biblical context

Dad delights the family by bringing home a new board game. Excitement grows as it’s unwrapped. There’s a stack of special cards, some dice, and a...

 

Best to keep politics out of retirement funds

There’s good reason why New Mexico Educational Retirement Board policies don’t give staff the authority to pick and choose stocks from market-determined index funds. Index mutual funds are...

 

Hope Republicans rethink strategy

In their convention last week, the Democratic Party strongly signaled a return to American politics as usual. At least one party has gone back to the “big tent” concept, which tries to unite... Full story

 

Hoping to save state's 'gig' workers

I know you’ve been busy binging the exciting coverage of the Democrat National Convention. But have you heard the latest bit of horrible news from the once golden state of California? I don’t...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Fire, explosions rock asphalt plant

A fire with explosions last week that rocked an asphalt plant at Versatile Construction Co. on Tucumcari's north side caused alarm but no injuries....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Business feature: Garden hoping for certification

Genesis Gardens Homestead on Tucumcari's north side has been growing green chile peppers for customers for nearly 20 years. Soon, Genesis Gardens'...

 
 By Darrel Pehr    News    August 26, 2020

Researchers consider water conservation

TUCUMCARI - In the semiarid climate of northeastern New Mexico, farmers and ranchers have no guarantee of water for their crops or livestock. In the...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 26

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23: Monday • 7:29 a.m.: Theft in 600 block of South Fourth Street, Tucumcari. • 8:17 a.m.:...

 

Jail log - Aug. 26

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 17 to Aug. 22: • Pete John Apodaca, 42, Tucumcari, criminal damage to property (under $1,000). • Billy Jack Baca, 41,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 26, 2020

Cowboys push for Trump support

CLOVIS - Hundreds of political conservatives gathered in Clovis on Saturday, focused on turning New Mexico into a more conservative state....

 

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