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Articles from the September 30, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    September 30, 2020

Test reporting timeliness raises concerns

The state’s leading disease expert acknowledged last week that negative COVID-19 tests of Quay County residents administered outside of the state aren’t reported in a timely fashion, which could n...

 

Logan to expand some in-person classes Monday

Logan public schools Thursday confirmed they will expand in-person classes to fifth grade starting Monday after Quay County landed in the green zone for the state's school-reopening criteria, and...

 

COVID-19 reported with Tucumcari Elementary staff member

A Tucumcari Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the state's Public Education Department and rapid-response team database. The state's Department of Education...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 30, 2020

Officials approve drought resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that declared a state of emergency due to drought conditions and urged other counties, municipalities and state government to do...

 

Boat back before commission

The city of Tucumcari had a choice between principle and practicality in dealing with an abandoned pontoon boat that haunted a Tucumcari street for...

 

Governor cautiously optimistic on COVID-19

New Mexico saw its daily average number of coronavirus case rise last week, but the governor sent a cautious message of optimism. The state saw four days last week where its COVID-19 case count hit th...

 

God gives infinite second chances in this life

I’ll not say who specifically is the basis of this article because everyone probably knows someone living the earthly life described below. So, picture this: A person becomes a Christian, but...

 

Calendar - Sept. 30

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 — Fall Vendor Market. Tucumcari MainStreet will host three local vendor markets for local food and craft vendors...

 

Menus - Sept. 30

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. 30

On this date ... 1970: Janice Paris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Paris, was crowned Miss San Jon during the Miss San Jon Pageant at the San Jon...

 

Plateau loses service for at least six hours

Plateau Telecommunications’ internet service went out for at least six hours Friday morning and afternoon and caused a ripple disruption to other internet providers in the region. The outage...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 30

People of color suffer more than lost TV America does not have to be full of racists to have a situation of long-standing racial injustice. All that is needed is a political contingent that maintains...

 

Peace will rely on constant facilitation

The status between Israel and Bahrain is no longer ambiguous. Less than a month after the United Arab Emirates forged a peace agreement with the Jewish state, the Kingdom of Bahrain followed suit....

 

Careful what you wish for politically

President Trump has been calling Democrats “radical socialists” and just last week, he said they might be “Communist.” Trump knows that words like “socialist” and “Communist” are bad....

 

Police not to blame for Taylor's death

It didn’t matter what the findings of the Breonna Taylor grand jury were going to be. Black Lives Matters and their sympathizers were well prepared to riot on Wednesday night in Louisville and other...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 30, 2020

Tax board votes to prioritize renovations

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board during a special meeting Thursday voted to prioritize spending almost $40,000 toward renovations at the Tucumcari Convention Center, a new visitors guide,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 30, 2020

No repercussions for teachers who refuse testing

Tucumcari Public Schools’ superintendent said he didn’t plan to exact any punishment for employees who refuse to undergo random COVID-19 testing as recommended by the state. School board member...

 

Athletic director expresses doubts on volleyball schedule

Tucumcari High School’s athletic director during a school board meeting last week expressed doubt the volleyball team’s schedule would begin on time in October. Wayne Ferguson said during the meet...

 

NM adds to list of high risk states

The state of New Mexico on Wednesday added to the list of states from which visitors and arriving residents must quarantine. Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island were added to the list of high-risk...

 

Official: Tourism rebranding to be finished by year end

Efforts to rebrand Tucumcari’s tourism efforts should be finished by the end of the year. Robyne Beaubien, who runs New Mexico MainStreet’s promotion and image department, told the Tucumcari...

 

Jail log - Sept. 30

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25: • Aleidra Blea, 25, Tucumcari, tampering with evidence (misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor). • Raymond...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 30

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27: Monday • 12:21 a.m.: Arrest warrant at South First First and East Charles Avenue, Tucu...

 

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