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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Deputy helps local woman give birth

A Quay County sheriff’s deputy helped a local woman give birth by the side of the road Thursday night after she and her husband couldn’t make it to a hospital on time. Rudy Vallejo, a deputy for...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Six COVID-19 cases reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday reported six confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County on a day when the state set a record high with 672 cases. According to the DOH website, the f...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Fuel mixup fouls engines

A fuel vendor’s mistake at the Yesway convenience store in San Jon led to fouled engines for numerous residents and other customers who filled up their diesel vehicles for about a four-day period....

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 14, 2020

Promotion proposals get funding

Two proposals to promote Tucumcari via entertainment received funding authorization Thursday from the Tucumcari City Commission. “Bands of Enchantment,” a proposed music television series...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Tax board deadlocked on billboards

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday missed a chance to rent five billboards west of Santa Rosa at a low price after a motion to secure them deadlocked in a 2-2 tie. Concerns from...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Governor's office seeking applications

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced it is soliciting applications for two positions on the board of regents for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Applicants for the...

 

Pages past - Oct. 14

On this date ... 1970: The Tucumcari Recreation Center hosted a three-hour hearing moderated by highway engineer B.L. Smith where state and local officials discussed details about a new alignment of...

 

Calendar - Oct. 14

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

 

Menus - Oct. 14

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...

 

To regain trust transparency the best choice

Secrecy fuels suspicion. It’s natural to wonder what happens behind closed doors. After immense public pressure from activists and politicians as well as a court motion by an unidentified juror,...

 

I'd rather see a second VP debate

After hearing the Oct. 6 vice presidential candidates debate by Queensbury rules, I had to ask if I were the only one left wondering if vice presidential candidates should have been leading their...

 

Up to Trump to win the election

The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence death match will go down in history as another forgettable vice presidential debate, but it had its pluses. It showed us two important things we already knew. It showed...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Governor says state 'at extreme risk'

Noting a large increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the state was “at extreme risk of uncontrolled spread” of the disease and feared a rollback...

 

Homonyms can be a fun tool in biblical learning

Homonyms, also called homophones and homographs, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and usually different spellings (for example, bear, as in carry; bear, as in Smokey; and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Tour raising money to buy historic neon sign

The Tucumcari Talking Tour is approaching its fundraising goal to buy a historic neon sign that once graced the Trav-O-Tel Motel along U.S. 54 in...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Health council launches domestic violence campaign

The Intimate Partner Violence Task Force, a committee of the Quay County Health Council, is launching an awareness campaign in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In March, the task...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

NM secretary warns of false information about early voting

New Mexico’s Secretary of State last week warned of false information about social media about early voting for the general election. “We received reports today of a post on Facebook by a local...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

School nutrition grants awarded to Tucumcari, Logan, House

The New Mexico Public Education Department announced Wednesday it awarded school nutrition grants to the Tucumcari, Logan and House school districts to expand programs to buy food directly from local...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 14

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11: Monday • 12:07 a.m.: Theft in 400 block of West Turner Avenue, Tucumcari. • 12:34...

 

Jail log - Oct. 14

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11: • Danford Cross Jr., 35, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Kristopher Jaquarias Morris, 24, Tucumcari,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 14, 2020

No health order update to permit fall sports

The first domino fell on New Mexico’s fall high school sports season Wednesday, and the rest fell Thursday. The New Mexico Activities Association announced Wednesday the fall season's first prep...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Officials discuss legislative priorities

Quay County commissioners and the commission’s lobbyist on Monday discussed state legislative priorities for the upcoming 60-day session in January, including the possibility of scaling back the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Restaurant serves first dinners

Vaquero Asador served its first dinner Friday night - a culmination of bringing back a restaurant at the Quality Inn hotel in Tucumcari after its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Q&A: Judge Albert Mitchell Jr. talks plans, retention vote

Many judges often breeze to retention during their elections. That may not be the case for Judge Albert Mitchell Jr. of the 10th Judicial District,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Governor announces new COVID-19 restrictions, effective Friday

Citing a rise of coronavirus cases statewide, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced an extension of the public health order and new restrictions on hotel occupancy limits, a 10...

 

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