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Articles from the September 9, 2020 edition

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 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Tucumcari man charged in Friday homicide

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 9, 2020

Three more COVID-19 cases reported in Logan

Three more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Friday in the Logan ZIP code by the New Mexico Department of Health. With that, Logan has exceeded the number of cases (33) since the pandemic...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported Thursday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a new case of coronavirus in Quay County — the third day in a row one was reported. The latest case was a male age 10 to 19, according to...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

New coronavirus case reported in Logan

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed a new case of corornavirus in the Logan ZIP code. The latest case was a woman age 20 to 29, according to the agency's website. That brought...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

Zia Club officer confident in license

One of the officers of the Tucumcari Zia Club that's applied for a liquor license for the former Cooper's Cleaners building expressed confidence the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

County misses on coronavirus benchmarks

Additional elementary students in Quay County didn’t begin classes after Labor Day as previously anticipated because it didn’t meet the state criteria for school reopenings. And Tucumcari Public...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

Beetles helping with tree infestation

Tucumcari Lake this summer is experiencing what could be described as a good insect infestation - especially when notorious saltcedar trees are...

 

Calendar - Sept. 9

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. 9

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. 9

On this date ... 1970: Two children died after their bicycle was struck by a car, and a Tucumcari man was shot and wounded by police after they tried to question him about the accident. A 9-year-old...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Texas truck driver cited

A Texas truck driver was cited for violating the state’s public health act last week at the San Jon Port of Entry after being accused of refusing to wear a mask and throwing his driver’s license...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6: Monday • 9:18 a.m.: Property damage in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue,...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Quay sees 2 more confirmed cases

Quay County saw a confirmed case of coronavirus Thursday in Logan and Friday in San Jon, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The latest victims were age 30 to 39 and 50 to 59, according...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Revised health order relaxes some quarantine requirements

A revised public health order, issued Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that went into effect Friday, relaxed some of the requirements for a 14-day quarantine when traveling to New Mexico from...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

County to receive more than $520,000 in relief money

Quay County is receiving more than $520,000 and the city of Tucumcari more than $40,000 in federal coronavirus relief money. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office on Sept. 1 announced a total of...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Police investigating Thursday shooting

Tucumcari Police are investigating after a man was shot but not seriously injured during an apparent spat early Thursday. Deputy Chief Peter Rivera said the victim was not cooperating with law...

 
 By Pat Woods    Opinion    September 9, 2020

Agreement with Taiwan exciting opportunity

The cattle industry is an intrinsic piece of New Mexico's history and culture and a vital component of our state's economy. Spanish explorers brought...

 

Facts unclear in latest Trump controversy

President Donald Trump recently tweeted, “The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch. It will continue to be a wonderful source of...

 

No way America full of racists

At least the media haven’t politicized the weather reports — yet. Watching the next Category 4 hurricane hit Florida is about all I can stand to see on TV these days. The news and cable talk shows...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Residents urged to help at polls

The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office urges residents to help their communities, contribute to democracy and make a few extra dollars by becoming a poll worker for the 2020 General Election....

 

Joyful singing a weapon in evil days

This might make me seem terribly unspiritual, but there’s a point. For years now I have been a fan of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). One...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Mesalands requests suit dismissal

A lawyer representing Mesalands Community College requested dismissal of a former president’s whistleblower lawsuit, alleging its board of directors are not “officers of the State” and that the...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Boaters participate in lake parade supporting Trump

Nearly 100 boaters participated Saturday in a boat parade on Ute Lake in Logan to show their support for President Trump - one of many such water...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 9, 2020

Jobless claims nearly triple from April to June

Quay County saw jobless claims more than triple during the April to June period, according to data released last week by the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Unemployment claims jumped...

 

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