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Articles from the November 18, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

State begins 'reset' of COVID-19 restrictions

New Mexico on Monday began a two-week “reset” of coronavirus restrictions amid skyrocketing rates of the disease. The curbs recalled those ordered by the governor in March. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

11 more coronavirus cases reported Monday in county

Eleven more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Monday in Quay County, all in the Tucumcari ZIP code. Six females and five males were infected. The age breakdown was one age 9 and under, thre...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Five COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in county

Five more cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday in Quay County as New Mexico reported a record-breaking number of deaths in one day. For the latest cases in the county, the breakdown by ZIP code...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

15 new coronavirus cases reported Saturday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Saturday reported a record-breaking 15 new cases of coronavirus in Quay County. The county’s total broke the previous mark of nine, set Friday. It was the thir...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Nine cases of COVID-19 reported Friday in Quay County

Nine confirmed cases of coronavirus, a record, were reported Friday in Quay County. The county’s total broke the previous mark of eight, set Nov. 11 and Thursday. A total of 71 cases have been...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Eight more cases of COVID-19 reported in county

A record-tying eight confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Thursday in Quay County during another record-breaking day in New Mexico. The county’s total tied a record mark set Nov. 11. A...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Quay County woman dies of COVID-19; five cases reported

A Quay County woman died from coronavirus as five more cases of the virus were reported Wednesday during another record-breaking day in New Mexico. According to an email from the New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Three more Tucumcari-area COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Quay County saw three more confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday as the state of New Mexico again broke records for most cases and most deaths in one day. The latest cases in the county all were in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

Logan schools failure rates improve

Logan Municipal Schools saw a decline in its “alarming” numbers of middle and high-school students failing at least one class in remote-learning environments, reported the district’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

Draft offers glimpse of secondary school return

A draft from the New Mexico Public Education Department offers possible glimpses of how secondary students might return to in-person classes throughout the state. Logan Municipal Schools...

 

Lord's mercy still abundant

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” — Psalm 51:1 Almost a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

Two jailed on felony charges in escape

A Tucumcari woman and a Massachusetts man were jailed on felony charges Sunday after the woman was accused of opening a Tucumcari Police Department squad car door after his initial arrest and let him...

 

Pages past - Nov. 18

On this date ... 1970: The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce gave the Outstanding Citizen Award to Charles Jones of Glenrio. Jones was...

 

Menus - Nov. 18

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 - Nov. 18

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Wednesday — Virtual Christmas Cash Mob at Burns Lumber. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live ffrom 3 to 4 p.m. at the...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

San Jon school board wraps up quickly

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees managed to finish all its official business in just eight minutes during its monthly meeting last week. After board President Frank Gibson declared the...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

MainStreet organizing decorating contest

Tucumcari MainStreet is organizing a decorating contest with cash prizes as part of Very Merry Tucumcari festivities for the Christmas holiday. The nonprofit organization is encouraging homeowners...

 

Vaccine not the end, but there is hope

Finally ... some much-needed good news in the battle against the coronavirus. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced last week that its COVID-19 vaccine showed an astounding 90% effectiveness...

 

Nobody sure on shutdown question

In theory, there is a point where the economic impact of shutting down for the coronavirus is greater than the impact of the virus in terms of lives lost and reduction in quality of life. Where that...

 

China should pay price for virus

Our politicians and leaders still don’t get it. They don’t seem to understand — or care — that China has already declared World War III. The Communist Party thugs who rule China with a heavy...

 

Police blotter - Nov. 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15: Monday • 12:26 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 2000 block of South Mountain Road, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - Nov. 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16: • James Dean Cordova, 41, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Casey Gordon, 41, San Jon, encouraging...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Quay sets case record Saturday

Quay County set a record Saturday with eight confirmed cases of coronavirus in one day — all in the Tucumcari ZIP code. It was the most since Aug. 20, when the county saw seven cases. Three more...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

Virtual ceremony

Students and teachers at San Jon Municipal Schools managed to hold their annual Veterans Day program last week despite ongoing restrictions due to...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

New DoH leader named

Dr. Tracie C. Collins, dean of the College of Population Health at the University of New Mexico, was named as the new leader of the state's...

 

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