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Articles from the October 27, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

Four more COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Quay

New Mexico health officials reported four more confirmed deaths of COVID-19 in Quay County last week, including two on Friday, raising the total to 23 since the pandemic began last spring. The superin...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021

Officials raise ballpark concerns

The Tucumcari school board was scheduled to meet this week with city officials over possible revisions of a $3 million ballpark redevelopment, including renovating four diamonds instead of building...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021

MCC master plan draft approved

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week officially approved a final draft of its 10-year master plan that includes new residence...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021

Fire destroys historic home

QUAY - A suspicious fire destroyed a tangible link to the more-prosperous past of the settlement of Quay, south of Tucumcari. The blaze last week...

 

Looking at Samhain vs. Halloween

Samhain was an important ancient Celtic religious festival because it was believed the pagan gods became visible to humans that day and played many tricks on their worshipers who were fearful and...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

Gas prices to rise during winter

A spokesman for New Mexico Natural Gas Company, which serves the Tucumcari area, said gas prices will rise this winter but was “impossible” to say how much. Natural gas utilities around the countr...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

Report: Student slashes at another with knife

A student at House Municipal Schools talked about shooting up the school and slashed at another student with a pocket knife but did not injure him, according to an incident report filed with the Quay...

 

Pages past - Oct. 27

On this date ... 1971: A large number of Tucumcari citizens as well as the City Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce members, the City Police Department and Ministerial Alliance all urge that Saturday...

 

Calendar - Oct. 27

Note: Events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — TucumSCARY. The event will start at the First Baptist Church’s Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m.. Next, the Tucumcari...

 

Menus - Oct. 27

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

Quay rural fire departments to receive grants

The New Mexico Fire Grant Council last week announced five rural departments in Quay County will receive more than $850,000 in grants for equipment for fiscal year 2021. These are the local grant...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

Tucumcari native receives Air Force honor

A Tucumcari native recently was named airman of the quarter for his Air Force unit in Washington state. Senior Airman William "Billy" Sandoval, a 2017 Tucumcari High School graduate, is a maintainer...

 

Vaccine mandate interferes with employers' decisions

Weeks after President Joe Biden announced his decree that roughly 80 million workers would need to get the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing, many details of that order are still unknown. Business gr...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Opinion    October 27, 2021

NM will always have power imbalance

State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg has apparently decided that if the weak and subservient New Mexico Legislature will not stand up for itself, he’ll do it for them. Eichenberg, who previously served in...

 

Being productive noble thing to do

Since this pandemic has upset the economic applecart and challenged the actual value of work, maybe we should consider some radical new ideas about how to compensate people. So, after being...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021

County approves change in return-to-work provisions

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a resolution that requests a change in return-to-work provisions regarding the Public Employees Retirement Association. County Manager Daniel Zamora, who...

 

Logan drops regular-season finale to Melrose

Logan dropped its regular-season finale at home Friday to district arch-rival Melrose by a 62-36 decision but still gained the No. 4 seed in the eight-man football playoffs that begin this week....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 27, 2021

14-year-old captures disc golf championship

Juan Anthony Cruz of Carlsbad made a 15-foot putt for an eagle on the final green to capture the championship of the Shootout at Six Shooter Siding...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 27, 2021

Dexter overwhelms Tucumcari

This is the kind of game it was for Dexter. Even during a busted play, the Demons scored a touchdown after officials failed to notice an on-field infr...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 27, 2021

Tucumcari takes five-set win over NMMI

Facing match serve by their opponent, Tucumcari's volleyball team on Thursday turned to its two best hitters to rally for three straight points in a...

 

Logan volleyball team prevails over San Jon

Logan’s volleyball team prevailed 25-20, 25-17, 25-12 over much-improved district rival San Jon on Saturday. The Lady Longhorns, with a 13-6 record overall, are ensconced in second place in rugged D...

 
 By House Roundup    News    October 27, 2021

House school board candidates make cases

House Municipal School District has four people running for spots on the school board for the Nov. 2 election. The candidates are Calvin Downey, Lori Foust, Randy Lee and Stoney Shoemaker. Lee is...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021

House mayoral candidates square off

Two are running against each other for the open mayor’s position in the Village of House in the Nov. 2 election. Joe M. “Mike Patton, 72, a retired teacher from House and New Mexico Military...

 

Jail log - Oct. 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22: • Samuel Angel Braziel, 32, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Marco Flores Trejo, 35, Mexico, reckless...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 27

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24: Monday • 10:15 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 2000 block of South Fourth Street,...

 

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