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 By Steve Hansen    News    January 20, 2021 

City approves liquor license

Despite some protests from neighboring homeowners, the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved a club liquor license for the Tucumcari Zia...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 20, 2021 

Legislators talk session priorities

Two area lawmakers talked about their top legislative priorities, the state’s proposed budget, proposed marijuana legalization and security at the Roundhouse as the New Mexico Legislature... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 20, 2021 

Vaccine doses trickle in to Quay

More doses of COVID-19 vaccine continued to trickle into Quay County last week, and more are anticipated in the days and weeks ahead. Quay County Family Health Center in Tucumcari on Wednesday receive...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Nursing home residents vaccinated

Several residents at a Tucumcari nursing home on Wednesday received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and more likely will receive it in the coming weeks. Becca Trujillo, administrator... Full story


Calendar - Jan. 20

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 16-18 — Spay and neuter clinic. A clinic to spay and neuter pets will be sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws Animal... Full story


Menus - Jan. 20

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 - Jan. 20

On this date ... 1971: New Gov. Bruce Key appointed Bard cattleman Franklin Flint, along with two other ranchers, to a six-year term with the New Mexico Livestock Board. Flint, a Democrat, was a Quay...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 20, 2021 

San Jon board extends contract of superintendent

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week extended its superintendent’s contract by one year to mid-2023. The board approved Janet Gladu’s extension Jan. 11 after a one-hour...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

E-filing of civil cases to start in magistrate courts

Attorneys may electronically file civil cases in magistrate courts in a dozen counties starting this week, including the 10th Judicial District that serves Quay, Harding and De Baca counties, and...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Grants being offered for specialty crop farmers

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The United States Department of Agriculture established the grant program with the purpose...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Walking trails planned at Five Mile Park

Several walking trails are being planned at Five Mile Park west of Tucumcari, with a kickoff for them possibly by June. Brenda Bishop, coordinator of the Quay County Health Council, said during the...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Students named to ENMU dean's list

Jayden Johnson of Bard was named to Eastern New Mexico University's academic honors list for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for the academic honors list, a student must complete a minimum of...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Two new cases confirmed in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County on Sunday, bringing the total to 18 during in the past seven days. Both cases Sunday were men in...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 20, 2021 

Logan sees improvement in failure rates

Logan Municipal Schools saw some improvement in its student failure rates in recent months but not enough to satisfy its superintendent — another indication of the challenges of online learning...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Tucumcari High semifinalist in STEM competition

Tucumcari High School was announced as a semifinalist in the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest and is New Mexico’s only remaining representative in the national STEM competition. THS...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 20, 2021 

Work resumes on motel

Work resumed on the long-closed Apache Motel in Tucumcari this week, and the operator anticipates he'll have it partially open to overnight travelers...

 By Staff report    News    January 20, 2021 

Nearby county goes green

Quay County didn’t go into the coveted green zone for coronavirus risk, but one of its neighbors did. On Wednesday, Harding County officially landed in the green zone by meeting the benchmarks for...


Police blotter - Jan. 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17: Monday • 1:10 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 6400 block of Quay Road AR, Tucumcari. ...


Jail log - Jan. 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18: • Melissa A. Cordova, 43, Tucumcari, contempt of court and warrant from other counties or states. ...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Longtime county manager announces retirement

Longtime Quay County manager Richard Primrose announced his imminent retirement after an executive session Monday with county commissioners....

 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Four coronavirus cases reported Friday in county

Four more cases of coronavirus were reported Friday in Quay County by the New Mexico Department of Health, all the Tucumcari ZIP code. Three women and one man were affected. The age breakdowns were...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Clinic admin: Vaccine request declined

The administrator of one of Tucumcari’s healthcare clinics said during a Quay County Commission meeting Monday she’s been turned down once for more shipments of COVID-19 vaccine and anticipates... Full story

 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

DoH announces vaccine distribution plans

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced distribution plans for the next three phases for the COVID-19 vaccine that currently includes the elderly, those with high-risk medical... Full story

 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Man jailed after high-speed chase

A Tucumcari man was jailed in Santa Rosa after he was accused of stealing a pickup truck in Tucumcari and engaging with state police on a high-speed...

 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Conchas Lake closes boat ramp access

Conchas Lake State Park has closed access to all boat ramps due to dropping water levels, resulting in safety concerns, and to prevent property damage during launching and loading of boats. Low...


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