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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Hospital official expresses confidence

Despite widespread complaints about the lack of coronavirus tests and personal protective equipment for health workers, an official for the health service that runs Tucumcari’s hospital said she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

School closure extended

Area schools ventured into uncharted territory of mass virtual classes after New Mexico’s secretary of education announced Friday all public...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Spanish flu swept through area in 1918

A pandemic that spread into Quay County prompted the closing of schools, quarantine in Tucumcari and pleas from its mayor to avoid personal contact....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Former deputy files lawsuit

A former Quay County sheriff’s deputy filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the county’s commissioners, saying he was wrongfully fired in August and alleging a conflict of interest by the...

 

County clerks ask for primary by mail

More than two dozen county clerks in New Mexico — including Quay County’s — have asked the state Supreme Court for an order that would allow the June 2 primary be conducted by mail. The clerks...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Park closures raise concerns

Some have questioned the recent closure of New Mexico’s state parks through April 9, especially when visitors to those parks would be outdoors and can easily practice “social distancing” during...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Logan man jailed on sex charges

A 34-year-old Logan man was jailed March 24 following allegations he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. Joshua Lee Roubieu is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual penetration,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 1, 2020 

Tucumcari designated virus emergency area

The city of Tucumcari is officially included among designated emergency areas in New Mexico in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of Thursday. The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Calendar - April 1

Events subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic • April 24-25 — Father’s Forge Daughters of the King Ladies Conference. The session begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, and resumes f...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Menus - April 1

Quay County schools are closed for the remainder of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. For information on children’s meals provided at each school, go to newmexico.gov/education....

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Pages past - April 1

On this date ... 1970: Kay Terry of San Jon was named Miss Office Education Association of New Mexico during recent competition at Eastern New Mexico University. She will advance to national...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Commission approves temporary reduction of meetings

A divided Quay County commission on Friday approved a temporary reduction of its regular meetings from two to one during April in an effort to slow the spread and risk of coronavirus. District II...

 

DA asks court to rescind contempt order

Tucumcari’s district attorney said he was held in contempt of court after “heeding the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency” and failing to attend a hearing in Carlsbad earlier...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 1, 2020 

Commissioner dropping out

Christopher Arias, a Tucumcari city commissioner, announced he is dropping out of the race for District 2 on the Quay County Commission. Arias’ withdrawal leaves fellow city commissioner Todd...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 1, 2020 

Board agrees to surrender property

The Tucumcari Housing Authority board agreed to surrender its property and management responsibilities to the Eastern Regional Housing Authority of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Resident hopes for successful tour

A new resident says she hopes the Tucumcari Talking Tour she expects to launch in May eventually leads to a secondary benefit — restoring neon lighting to historic signs along Route 66. Tucumcari...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Police blotter - April 1

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 23 to March 29: Monday • 7:28 a.m.: Vandalism in 1200 block of South Adams Street, Tucumcari. ...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Jail log - April 1

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 23 to March 28: • Daren Scott Baca, 50, Tucumcari, felony contempt of court. • Ramon Celeo Gomez, 42, Conchas Dam,...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 25, 2020

New Mexico public schools to be closed for rest of academic year

New Mexico’s secretary of education announced in an online conference Friday morning the state’s public schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year in an effort to slow a coronavirus...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 25, 2020

Governor to announce extension of school closings Friday

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday will announce an extension of the closings of all public schools in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a post Thursday on Twitter from...

 

Menus - March 25

(Quay County schools will be closed until early April because of the coronavirus pandemic. For information on children’s meals provided at each school, consult newmexico.gov/education. The...

 

Jail log - March 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 17 to March 22: • Mary Francis Espino, 42, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Jose Keith Eversole, 24, Las Vegas, New...

 
 By Katy Barnitz    News    March 25, 2020

Tucumcari DA held in contempt for skipping court appearance

Tucumcari’s district attorney says he was held in contempt of court after “heeding the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency” and failing to attend a hearing in Carlsbad earlier...

 

Calendar - March 25

April 24-25 — Father’s Forge Daughters of the King Ladies Conference. The session begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, and resumes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The free...

 

Pages Past - March 25

March 25, 1970 • Alvin Woodburn of Clovis donated 75 rose bushes to the Tucumcari Parks and Recreation Commission so they could be planted at the new South Fourth Street park where Quay County...

 

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