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Articles from the September 2, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    News    September 2, 2020

Liquor license sought

A house on a residential block of Tucumcari may become the site of a liquor license, according to the property owner, Ralph Moya, and a notification on the doorway of the abandoned residence. Moya,...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

Tucumcari man detained on first-degree murder charge

A Tucumcari man was charged with first-degree murder after being accused of fatally shooting another resident in the head at a home Friday. Dead was...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported in San Jon

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday confirmed a new case of corornavirus in the San Jon ZIP code. The latest case was a man age 50 to 59, according to the agency's website. That brought the...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

County fails to meet criteria for additional class reopenings

Additional elementary students in Quay County won’t begin classes after Labor Day as previously anticipated because it didn’t meet the coronavirus-based state criteria for school reopenings. For s...

 

Quarantine relaxations added to health order

A revised public health order, issued Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and effective Friday, includes some relaxations of the requirement for a 14-day quarantine when arriving to New Mexico...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Dinosaur museum reopens

Forty-five people visited the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari on Saturday - the first time tourists had been able to tour its exhibits in more...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

US 54 bridge close to completion

LOGAN - Construction on the new U.S. 54 bridge over the Canadian River stands at 90% complete, with a projected opening to traffic this month or...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Court rules against restraining order

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

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Albuquerque man still detained after chase

An Albuquerque man remained detained in the Quay County jail this week after he was accused of leading police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph, crashed his car into a building in Tucumcari and la...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering cancelled due to COVID-19

The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering, scheduled for later this month, was cancelled last week because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event at the Nara Visa Community Center that celebrates cowboy...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

Governor seeking applications for regents positions

The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she is requesting applications for positions on these boards of regents: • Eastern New Mexico University • New Mexico Highlands • New Mexico...

 

Calendar - Sept. 2

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Sept. 26 — Altrusa International COVID Cash Drawing. This year’s reverse raffle will be conducted via a Facebook live event....

 

Menus - Sept. 2

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 - Sept. 2

On this date ... 1970: Inaugural ceremonies were held at Tucumcari Municipal Airport for Trans Central Airline’s first flight from the airport. Stephen Yohn and Mrs. L.C. Strawn were the first...

 

Letters to the editor - Sept. 2

Virus controls matter of science Michael Reagan and a lot of other Republicans seem to believe if you deny scientific facts that will make the outcome conform to their way of thinking. From the...

 

No shortage of wind to work our windmills

There’s a windmill and capped well where I work next to a new well with an electric pump. Most of the windmill is intact, but the vane’s been locked in the furled position so whenever the wind...

 

Postal service 'intrigue' just incompetence

In politics, what looks like sordid intrigue often turns out to be garden-variety incompetence. Case in point: After much testimony and investigation, it seems likely that the U.S. Postal Service was...

 

No side has room for complacency

Political conventions have never presented the most honest version of American politics. If the economy is good, the party in power has always taken credit. If not, it’s always been because of the...

 

Latest RNC best I've ever watched

Last week’s Republican National Convention was the best I’ve ever watched. The locations and settings were great. Melania did a fine job in the White House Rose Garden. Vice President Mike Pence...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

Quay reports second death from COVID-19

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

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 2, 2020

Logan lawsuit delayed again

PORTALES — A civil suit brought by a Logan teacher and coach who was dismissed three years ago will see another delay before reaching a jury. After a 78-minute virtual hearing Thursday morning in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Ute Lake open on limited basis

LOGAN - Ute Lake State Park reopened Wednesday on a limited basis for day-use recreation after being closed for two weeks when several employees...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

MCC board swears in new member

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees formally swore in its newest member during a special meeting Thursday. Tom Sidwell, co-owner of the JX Ranch south of Tucumcari, took the oath of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Man implicated in fire takes deal on other crimes

A Tucumcari man implicated in setting a 2012 fire in a local veterinarian clinic that killed more than 70 animals avoided jail time when he was sentenced Wednesday in a plea deal on other crimes and...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 2, 2020

Tax credit rule goes into effect

The Solar Market Development Income Tax Credit rule went into effect upon its publication in the New Mexico Register last week. New Mexicans can submit an application for the tax credit through the...

 

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