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Articles from the December 29, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

COVID-19 keeps real estate market busy

COVID-19 taketh away, but it also giveth in the local real-estate market. Two agents in Tucumcari with a total of more than 30 years of experience in the sector recently said the past year or so is th...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

28th death reported for Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the 27th and 28th COVID-19 deaths in Quay County since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victims: • A woman in her 50s who...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

Year in review: Pandemic carries through year

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to be a big story in Quay County during the first half of 2021, though it was the loosening of health restrictions...

 

Pages past - Dec. 29

On this date ... 1971: Tucumcari city attorney Bob Rowley handed in his resignation, effective Jan. 1. Rowley stated he will have completed 20 years as city attorney and was entitled to draw his...

 

Menus - Dec. 29

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 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

Suit filed against Tucumcari's Family Dollar

The Family Dollar store in Tucumcari and an employee are being sued for negligence after a now-deceased woman tripped and was injured because the store’s walkway allegedly was obstructed. Sharon Val...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

Bill signed that appropriates money for parks

New Mexico’s governor last week signed a bill that appropriates an additional $20 million to the Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department for improvements to state parks, including Conchas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

Mesalands' board of trustees approves policy change on firearms

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week approved a revision to a policy that would allow firearms on campus if the college president permits them. Mesalands President Gregg Busch...

 

Take this promise into 2022

It’s been a rough month for several families in our little congregation. We are grieving deaths, fighting illness, and mourning other heartaches. Ot...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 29

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26: Monday • 4:39 a.m.: Noise complaint in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - Dec. 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21: • Jesus Montoya, 31, no address listed, contempt of court. • Felix Sanchez, 20, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

Home virus tests crucial to return to normalcy

When Joe Biden took over as president, millions of Americans were relieved to finally have a leader who could be counted on to consistently shepherd the federal government’s response to the...

 

Can't call myself a political liberal

Once upon a time, the word “liberal” was used to describe people who were “generous,” “open-minded,” and “accepting of other opinions.” It was closely related to the word...

 

Posturing contaminates resolve

Seems to me, 2021 began on Jan. 20. That’s when Joe Biden was sworn in as president. Because of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 election results, opposition to Biden’s election turned...

 

Guadalupe signs jail pact with De Baca

The Guadalupe County Commission on Dec. 16 approved an agreement with De Baca County to reserve up to 24 beds for Guadalupe's adult inmates. Guadalupe County Sheriff Lorenzo Mata said the agreement...

 

Mesalands coach hopes to field esports team in 2023

The coach of a forthcoming a video-game sports program at Mesalands Community College said in a board of trustees meeting last week he wants to field...

 

Better than 'Hoosiers'

The 1986 hit movie "Hoosiers" depicted a small-school Indiana basketball team that improbably won the state championship, defeating bigger-enrollment...

 

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