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Articles from the December 23, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Trigg receives vaccine

A long-awaited coronavirus vaccine arrived Friday in Quay County when about two dozen health workers at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari were...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Curriculum expansion efforts outlined

The director of Mesalands Community College’s wind-energy center outlined efforts to add to the college’s drone and alternative-energy education curriculum, including adding 700 solar panels to it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Superintendent: Testing to double

Tucumcari Public Schools superintendent said last week required surveillance testing of COVID-19 of all school employees would double when classes resume next month after winter break. Superintendent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Tucumcari Mountain's big 'T' relit

Residents and travelers in Tucumcari were treated to a surprise sight Friday night - lights glowed brightly on on the big "T" of Tucumcari Mountain's...

 

Celebrate Christmas by giving yourself to Jesus

Most Americans would agree this has been one of the most, if not THE most stressful year for our country and possibly the entire world. The ongoing political strife worsened this year due to the...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

Tourism logo officially unveiled

The City of Tucumcari on Friday morning via a 38-second video on its Facebook page officially unveiled the community's new tourism logo. The video...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

Safety law amendment approved

The Environmental Improvement Board, the rule-making body of the New Mexico Environment Department, on Friday approved an amendment to workplace safety law requiring employers to report COVID-19...

 

Pages past - Dec. 23

On this date ... 1970: Rex Martin, a patient at Van Ark Nursing Home in Tucumcari, in a photograph shows a Christmas card he received in the mail from President Richard Nixon. • The Tucumcari City...

 

Calendar - Dec. 23

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Dec. 31 — 2020 Must Die Livestream Bonfire. The Roadrunner Lodge Motel is burning memories of 2020 during a livestream event on...

 

Menus - Dec. 23

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

State amends health order

The state of New Mexico on Wednesday amended its emergency public health order to accommodate slightly increased capacity inside essential retail spaces. The changes in the graduated green-to-red...

 

Death not the only dire result of pandemic

Yes, we’re all tired. Tired of the isolation, the restrictions, the lines, the shortages, the rude people and the ignorant ones who don’t understand safety practices, the cumbersome way we must...

 

2021 worth looking forward to

Merry Christmas. The year is almost over. President Trump will soon be free to watch right-wing TV and overload Twitter without the burden of responsibility. The best thing he will leave us with, howe...

 

Time for a good Christmas story

With a pandemic bearing down, Christmas is a bit subdued this year. That makes it a good year to curl up in bed with a Christmas book or plop down on your couch for a magical Christmas movie. I must a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Sixth COVID-19 death in Quay County reported

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the sixth coronavirus death in Quay County since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, the volume of COVID-19 cases was falling in the state and the cou...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

Quay stays in red

As expected, Quay County stayed in the red zone during the latest county-by-county COVID-19 risk evaluations announced Wednesday by the state. The next evaluation is Dec. 30. Quay County wasn’t...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Boutique at new location

Annie McCauley outgrew the travel trailer she used for her Blanco Creek Boutiques clothing and jewelry business. So she recently opened a less mobile...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 23, 2020

City takes action on wastewater projects

Two wastewater projects received action Thursday from the Tucumcari City Commission, along with agreements for monitoring the city’s old and current landfills. The commission also approved a change...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

Governor appoints judicial replacement

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Saturday the appointment of Julie J. Vargas to the New Mexico Supreme Court, closing the vacancy left by the Justice Judith K. Nakamura, who retired. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Logan school board reviews student data

More than half of Logan’s middle-school students were considered low-growth academically in assessment tests during a period from December 2019 to December 2020, illustrating the challenges of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

San Jon students among state STEM challenge winners

Students at San Jon High School earlier this month were among the winners of the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge for the second straight year. San Jon juniors Saisravya Bandla and Jenna Lopez,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2020

Mesalands approves auditor's report

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week approved an annual auditor’s report that refutes some allegations made by the college’s former president in a whistleblower and...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

NM ranked 24th in energy efficiency

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked New Mexico 24th nationwide in energy efficiency, a move upward of nine spots from 2019’s report card and the biggest...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 23, 2020

Wolf cross-fostering success reported

At least three Mexican wolf pups once in captivity have been successfully cross-fostered into wild packs in New Mexico this year. The Mexican Wolf...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 14 to Dec. 19: Monday • 10:15 a.m.: Fraud at South Sixth Street and West Tucumcari Boulevard,...

 

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