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 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Two more confirmed cases reported

The New Mexico Department of Health on Sunday reported tw0 more confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, both in the Tucumcari ZIP code. The latest cases were two young males — one age 10 to 19...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Six COVID-19 cases reported Saturday in county

The state’s Department of Health on Saturday reported six coronavirus cases in Quay County, all in the Tucumcari ZIP code. According to the agency’s website, four men and two women were affected....

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

County stays in red zone but shows big strides

Quay County remained in the red zone in the latest evaluations Wednesday on the statewide COVID-19 map but landed on the shortlist of greatest improvement in its per-capita and test-positivity rates...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

County close to yellow

Quay County appeared to be tantalizingly close to improving from the red zone to the yellow zone when the latest two-week COVID-19 risk evaluations are reported Wednesday for all New Mexico counties....

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Year in review: Pandemic dominates news cycle

Though it didn't make its effects known until March, there's little doubt what story dominated the Quay County news cycle in 2020 - the COVID-19...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

DoH announces COVID-19 vaccine website

The New Mexico Department of Health announced last week the launch of a website that enables New Mexico residents to receive notice when they qualify for COVID-19 vaccine. That website is available...

 

Humanity: God's image over all things

What do Christians mean when we say that humans are created in the image of God? Ask 10 theologians and you'll get 11 different answers. What does ...

 

Pages past - Dec. 30

On this date ... 1970: Mrs. Victor Arguello led her three small children to safety after their camp house at Randalls Ranch in Montoya caught fire. They could not open their front door and instead...

 

Calendar - Dec. 30

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

 

Menus - Dec. 30

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...

 

Schools should stick to academic rule-making

More than 5,000 years ago, the warriors of Babylonia painted their fingernails with kohl to go to battle. More recently, A-list actor Brad Pitt wore nail polish, apparently just for the heck of it....

 

Some of my resolutions for 2021

For what it’s worth, here are my public affairs resolutions for 2021: I will take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as I can get it. I will continue to wear masks as much as possible in public, wash...

 

Climate change crisis manufactured

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even worse thing to manufacture. Although President-elect Joe Biden obviously...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Jobless claims fall slightly

Jobless claims in Quay County fell slightly during the July-to-September quarter but still were high compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to state economic data. Initial unemployment...

 
 By Lisa Dunlap    News    December 30, 2020

Minimum wage increases due Jan. 1

The minimum wage in New Mexico is set to rise again Friday, as another annual increase allowed by 2019 state legislation is due to take effect. Most employers now pay $9 an hour for hourly jobs and $2...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 30, 2020

Operational adjustments

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Tucumcari restaurateur Todd Duplantis to make adjustments to the fourth annual Operation Thank You for the Christmas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 30, 2020

Tucumcari Family Dollar expanding

The Family Dollar in Tucumcari will begin extensive renovations in mid-January that will close the store for two months but would add more than 2,500...

 

Area funeral homes see uptick in services

CLOVIS — Funeral homes across New Mexico and West Texas have had a 15% to 18% increase in services they provide since June, according to Legacy Funeral Group Regional Director Bill Vallie. About 50%...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 30, 2020

San Jon schools to upgrade phone system

San Jon Municipal Schools soon will upgrade its phone system for less money and also comply with two laws. The district’s board of trustees voted Dec. 21 to enter into a three-year agreement with...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Free, at-home COVID-19 tests available in NM

New Mexico residents now may order free, at-home and self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests that will have accurate laboratory-confirmed results returned within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 30

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27: Dec. 20 • 4:20 a.m.: Accident in 200 block of South U.S. 54, Logan. • 8:34 a.m.:...

 

Jail log - Dec. 30

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 21 to Dec. 27: • Champaigne Herrera, 31, Kermit, Texas, warrant from other counties or states. • Keith Laurence, 35,...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 30, 2020

Seventh COVID-19 death reported in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday reported the seventh death in Quay County because of COVID-19. According to a news release, the latest victim was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized...

 

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