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Articles from the September 16, 2020 edition

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Interim city manager's position made permanent

After serving as Tucumcari’s interim city manager twice in three years, Mark Martinez has become city manager without the “interim.” The Tucumcari City Commission voted to hire Martinez as the...

 

Two COVID-19 cases reported in Tucumcari

Two more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday in Quay County. According to data from the New Mexico Department of Health, both of the new cases were age 50 to 59 and resided in the Tucu...

 

County again misses benchmark for in-person classes

Quay County's coronavirus numbers improved during the first half of September, but not enough to expand in-person classes in the region's public schools next week. Also, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Suspect says shooting an accident

A Tucumcari man held without bond on a murder charge told state police he shot his friend accidentally in his home and previously had pointed a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Music television series proposed to tax board

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday expressed enthusiasm Wednesday to a marketing manager's formal proposal of music television...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

County discusses COVID-19 funds

Quay County Commissioners on Monday discussed how to distribute more than $370,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds earmarked for local businesses. The county itself also received $152,550 from...

 

Chief cornerstone or stumbling block?

For my annual devotional plan, I alternate between reading through the Bible during the year and reading two or three devotional books. While this isn’t necessarily a recommendation of either book,...

 

Pages past - Sept. 16

On this date ... 1970: A truck trailer loaded with stuffed animals bound for the New Mexico State Fair went up in smoke when the axle bearing overheated and caught the trailer afire. The blaze...

 

Menus - Sept. 16

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...

 

Calendar - Sept. 16

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....

 

Public health order establishes polling restrictions

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel has issued a public health order establishing social distancing restrictions for polling places during the fall election season. “Election facilities...

 

State announces child care copayments to be waived

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced last week that parent copayments for the Child Care Assistance program will be waived for the months of September and October....

 

US needs to address nuance on divisive issues

Earlier this year, South African-born comedian Trevor Noah hit at the heart of a serious problem hurting America right now. “Nuance doesn’t sell as well in America,” Noah said in an interview...

 

Remember Trump's role in virus

Last week, we began learning about what President Donald Trump knew about the coronavirus and when he knew it as Watergate journalist Bob Woodward previewed a new Trump book called “Rage.” On...

 

COVID-19 political weapon for Dems

Am I in hell, or just L.A.? The other day it was 121 degrees here. There’s so much smoke in the air from all the wildfires the sun looks like the moon. Everything’s closed because of the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

More COVID-19 cases reported in Logan area

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 Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Tax board discusses using money for billboards

Flush with nearly $40,000 of money unused from the previous fiscal year or unspent from festivals canceled because of COVID-19, the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board used much of its meeting...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 16, 2020

Piece of railroad history erased in Melrose

One of Melrose's longest-standing buildings is no more. The Melrose train depot was demolished Sept. 9. The building, constructed in 1907, was owned...

 

Altrusa awards scholarships

The scholarship committee of Altrusa International of Tucumcari Inc. recently announced it has awarded $500 scholarships to several area students. The scholarship allows each student to apply it to...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 16

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13: Monday • 1:03 a.m.: Disturbance in 200 block of South U.S. 54, Logan. • 1:19 a.m.: Do...

 

Jail log - Sept. 16

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13: • Randolph Charles Morgan, 55, Phoenix, shoplifting ($100 or less). • Ana Romero, 37, Clovis, felony...

 

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