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Articles from the September 29, 2021 edition

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Quay confirms 14th death from virus

Quay County saw its 14th confirmed death from coronavirus last week and its second in a week as the region saw a marked increase in cases. According to an email Thursday from the New Mexico...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Proposed Mesalands 10-year plan presented

Architects presented a proposed 10-year master plan for Mesalands Community College that includes a new focus on 11th Street as its entrance, with new residence halls, a mobile meat-processing plant...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Pilot walks away from crash

A Tennessee pilot walked away with no injuries after his small plane crashed and burned Saturday afternoon at Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Little was...

 

City to buy ambulance from Albuquerque group

The city of Tucumcari will buy a demonstration vehicle to replace an ambulance damaged in an accident on Sept. 13, using an emergency allocation from the New Mexico Department of Finance and...

 

Deputy to contest ticket in crash

A Quay County sheriff’s deputy will contest a ticket issued to him after being involved in a traffic accident earlier this month in Tucumcari that knocked the city’s only well-running ambulance...

 

When misery doesn't love company

My Sept. 15 Quay County Sun article was titled, “When misery loves company.” While the term usually means that people feeling down want to be around others who also are depressed for mutual consol...

 

Pages past - Sept. 29

On this date ... 1971: Several lawmakers from the New Mexico Legislature were considering gambling to add more revenue. “We need revenue badly for our schools,” state Rep. Pete Derizotis...

 

Menus - Sept. 29

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 

Calendar - Sept. 29

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Oct. 2 — Quay County Health Council 5K Fun Run/Walk. The 3.1-mile free event begins at 8 a.m. on a roughly circular and marked...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

New Mesalands logo colors presented

Mesalands Community College's vice president of public relations presented new color schemes for the college's logos that the board of trustees prompt...

 

Must be better way to catch tax evasion

President Joe Biden’s administration says the intention for proposing a controversial plan to monitor private bank accounts is to catch tax cheats. But when looking at the actual language of the pro...

 

Youths can change vaccination trend

Youth is often a time of awakening and engagement with social movements. From the civil rights movement of the 20th Century to climate change and racial equality movements of today, young people have...

 

Take elections away from politicians

I remember an old poster from my college days that asked, “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” That’s kind of what happened Sept. 18 in Washington D.C. Capitol Police who survived the...

 

Lowe's lawyers file reponse to suit

A law firm representing Lowe’s Market in Tucumcari filed a response to a Quay County woman’s lawsuit against the grocery store after she alleged a faulty carpet caused a fall that injured her...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Mesalands president issues apology for false bonfire story

A Tucumcari Public Schools board member said his investigation of records indicates a story last month from Mesalands Community College’s president about an ember from the high school’s...

 

Robertson overwhelms Tucumcari 56-6

Suiting up only 17 players due to COVID-19 quarantines and injuries, Tucumcari found itself overwhelmed by a state-ranked Robertson squad during a 56-6 football loss Thursday at Las Vegas. The game, r... Full story

 

Logan storms to 60-0 victory

Undefeated Logan stormed to a 46-0 first-quarter lead at host Cloudcroft en route to a 60-0 victory Thursday in an eight-man football game. The game ended at halftime due to the mercy rule. Haden...

 

Tucumcari volleyball experiences cancellations

Tucumcari High School volleyball experienced two weeks of cancellations or postponements due to a COVID-19 exposure that has the team under quarantine. Wiped off the schedule were Santa Rosa at...

 

San Jon defeats Evangel Christian

SAN JON - The Lady Coyotes reset themselves after a first-set loss to win the next three during a 22-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-21 match victory Saturday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Quay approves plan for new video surveillance system

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a plan to install a new video surveillance system at the jail using $331,650 in capital outlay money from the state to mostly pay for it. Quay County...

 

Jail log - Sept. 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24: • Antoinette Molinas, 28, Tucumcari, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accidents involving...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 29

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26: Monday • 2:25 a.m.: Accident in 2000 block of South Mountain Road, Tucumcari. ...

 

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