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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 28, 2021 

'Super-spreader' event feared at college

The president of Mesalands Community College said last week if he can’t get higher vaccination rates in the student population, he’s resigned to an eventual COVID-19 super-spreader event after...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 28, 2021 

Senior centers cautiously optimistic

The contracted director of senior citizen centers in Tucumcari and Logan stayed cautiously optimistic those facilities will reopen for meals Monday morning after being closed for almost 18 months due...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 28, 2021 

Officials discuss ballpark cost

Tucumcari Public Schools' superintendent and its architect during a board work session last week discussed ways to trim costs associated with the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 28, 2021 

City approves renewal of joint powers agreement

The city of Tucumcari will uphold its part of the joint powers agreement that provides emergency communications service to Quay County and parts of Harding County. Under the agreement, city pays 45%...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Quay County gains state 4-H ambassador

Quay County recently gained a new member of the state’s leadership team, as a 4-H ambassador. Jenna Lopez of the Wranglers 4-H Club will help plan and host several 4-H events for novice, juniors...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Calendar - July 28

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday-Saturday — Quay County 4-H Rodeo. Competition begins at 5 p.m. daily. This event remains Quay County 4-H’s biggest...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Menus - July 28

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public through at least Aug. 2 but will offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested in grab-and-go should...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Pages past - July 28

On this date ... 1971: The Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce held a special meeting yesterday with the Quay County Fair Board and Cowboys Club in an effort to coordinate schedules and prevent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 28, 2021 

County officially adopts budget

The Quay County Commission officially adopted its 2022 budget during an unusually short meeting Monday. With a short agenda, the meeting lasted just 12 minutes. One of the commissioners, Jerri Rush,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 28, 2021 

Mesalands official says he has lead on hub

The director of Mesalands Community College's wind-energy program said last week he had a lead on acquiring a hub to go with a donated wind-turbine...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Communities receive Rescue Act funds

Four Quay County communities recently received the first installment of federal American Rescue Act funds from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. Here are the local allotments:...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

PED releases COVID-19 guidelines

New Mexico high-school students, along with their teachers, staff and volunteers, will not be required to wear masks at school this fall if they show they’re fully vaccinated, according to new guida...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Logan's Roch named superintendent of year

Logan Municipal Schools superintendent Dennis Roch last week was named 2021 New Mexico Superintendent of the Year by his peers. The award was presented during the annual conference of the New Mexico...

 

Center to host in-person field day

For the first time since 2019, New Mexico State University's agricultural science center in Tucumcari will host an in-person field day Tuesday. Last y...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

4-H rodeo returns this weekend

The Quay County 4-H Rodeo, which returns to the Quay County Fairgrounds Arena on Friday and Saturday, will test the skills of local cowboys and...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Quay maintains low COVID-19 rate

Quay County last week experienced two confirmed cases of COVID-19, continuing its weeks-long low rate of the disease. The county so far was bucking a state and national trend of an upswing in...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Jail log - July 28

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 16 to July 25: • Alexis Diorio, 25, Williamsburg, probation violation, distribution of a controlled substance,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Logan votes to extend superintendent's contract

The Logan Board of Education last week unanimously voted to extend the school district superintendent’s contract to June 2023. The action by the board followed a nearly 90-minute closed session to...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Daughter of commissioner files suit against estate

The daughter of a deceased Tucumcari city commissioner has filed suit against her sister and her father’s estate, alleging she suffered debilitating injuries during an apparent spat in her dying...

 
 News    July 28, 2021 

Police blotter - July 28

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 12 to July 25: July 12 • 9:48 a.m.: Property damage in 1500 block of South Rock Island Street, Tucumcar...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021

Small settlements may be vulnerable to virus

A breakdown of Quay County’s COVID-19 vaccination rates by ZIP code show the settlements of San Jon, McAlister and Grady may be particularly vulnerable to the more-contagious and rapidly spreading...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Mask mandate lifted in secondary schools for those vaccinated

New Mexico secondary-school students, along with their teachers, staff and volunteers, will not be required to wear masks at school this fall if they show they’re fully vaccinated, according to new...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021

Street work, zoning hot topics

The troubled Second Street project and zoning for future recreational marijuana shops were hot topics of discussion during Tucumcari MainStreet’s annual meeting last week. Attendees of the July 13...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021

San Jon board discusses handbook changes

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week discussed proposed changes in the high school and middle-school student handbook — including ones that bar online students from...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021

Arch Hurley declines to allocate water

Despite recent rainstorms that raised Conchas Lake’s levels, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board voted again last week to not allocate any water to its irrigation system. Franklin McCasland,...

 

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