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Articles from the December 16, 2020 edition

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 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Quay likely to remain in red

Quay County is almost certain to remain in the red zone when the New Mexico Department of Health evaluates its coronavirus caseload Wednesday. The state checks each county’s per-capita caseload and...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Two coronavirus cases reported Saturday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Saturday reported two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County, both in the Tucumcari ZIP code. Both cases were men — one age 40 to 49 and the other age...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Two COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday reported two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County, both in the Tucumcari ZIP code. Both cases were men — one age 20 to 29 and the other age...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Sixth COVID-19 death reported in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday reported the sixth death from coronavirus in Quay County. The latest casualty was a woman in her 70s who was hospitalized, according to an email from...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Amended health order increases capacity for essential retailers

The state of New Mexico on Wednesday morning amended its emergency public health order to accommodate slightly increased capacity inside essential retail spaces as cold weather grips much of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Quay reports five cases

The New Mexico Department of Health on Sunday reported five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County. Four of the cases were reported in the Tucumcari ZIP code, with one in the Logan ZIP code....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 16, 2020

Official launches suicide prevention campaign

A Quay County government official launched her own suicide-prevention campaign after learning of a spike of deaths by suicide in the area - including...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 16, 2020

New health orders include delay on non-essential surgeries

The New Mexico Department of Health issued new public health orders Thursday that include a temporary delay on non-essential surgeries because the COVID-19 pandemic is straining the state’s hospital...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Relief funds given to food banks

About $5 million in coronavirus relief funds from last month’s New Mexico Legislature special session recently were distributed to five major food banks, including the Clovis-based Food Bank of...

 

Calendar - Dec. 16

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Tucumcari Rebranding Launch. The City of Tucumcari will unveil on its Facebook page its redesigned logo that considers the...

 

Menus - Dec. 16

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 - Dec. 16

On this date ... 1970: New Mexico State Police recovered two stolen vehicles and arrested four people from Chicago about 17 miles west of Tucumcari on U.S. 66. The vehicles had been stolen from Gary,...

 

The world promised to Jesus Christ

Hold on to your hats, Bible readers: There's a huge sense in which the physical boundaries of the biblical Promised Land are not important. Now, in...

 

Time for Biden to show nation his integrity

Hunter Biden has told the world he’s just learned his “tax affairs” are under investigation by Delaware’s U.S. attorney. The burden is now on his father, President-elect Joe Biden, to ensure...

 

Trump lawyers should know better

I used to think lawyers had to have above-average intelligence and more than their share of common sense. Now, I see an army of attorneys spouting mindless conspiracy theories and ignoring mountains...

 

No escape from L.A. lockdown

I thought I was going to escape the madness of the L.A. Lockdown. I thought if I rented a small weekend getaway house in a rural part of the state two hours north, my family and I could eat outdoors...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

In-person learning delayed

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Public Education Department on Friday announced a delay in the return to in-person learning to Jan. 18 after the winter break to help mitigate a possible...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 16, 2020

Outgoing officials recognized

Monday's meeting of the Quay County Commission proved to be the finale for commissioners Sue Dowell and Mike Cherry, who had served in their posts...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 16, 2020

Loretta's repairs on way to completion

The owner of the fire-damaged Loretta's Burrito Hut in Tucumcari anticipates repairs will be completed on the Route 66 restaurant next month. In the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 16, 2020

Certificate revocation 'bad misunderstanding'

Quay County manager Richard Primrose said Monday the commission received a certificate of appreciation from the New Mexico Department of Health regarding last month’s National Rural Health Day that...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Companies win broadband funds

New Mexico lawmakers in Congress announced last week 18 companies in New Mexico, including several in the eastern part of the state, won nearly $165 million from the Federal Communications...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 16, 2020

Holiday tips for dealing with Alzheimer's

Like most New Mexicans, the state chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the holidays should be filled with sharing, laughter and memories. But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic adds a...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 16

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 7 to Dec. 13: Monday • 1:14 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 900 block of West Tucumcari Boulevard,...

 

Jail log - Dec. 16

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12: • David Canas-Flores, 32, no address listed, warrant from other counties or states. • Adelina M. Lopez,...

 

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