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 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

Four more COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Quay

New Mexico health officials reported four more confirmed deaths of COVID-19 in Quay County last week, including two on Friday, raising the total to 23 since the pandemic began last spring. The superin... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021 

Officials raise ballpark concerns

The Tucumcari school board was scheduled to meet this week with city officials over possible revisions of a $3 million ballpark redevelopment, including renovating four diamonds instead of building...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021 

MCC master plan draft approved

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week officially approved a final draft of its 10-year master plan that includes new residence...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021 

Fire destroys historic home

QUAY - A suspicious fire destroyed a tangible link to the more-prosperous past of the settlement of Quay, south of Tucumcari. The blaze last week...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

Gas prices to rise during winter

A spokesman for New Mexico Natural Gas Company, which serves the Tucumcari area, said gas prices will rise this winter but was “impossible” to say how much. Natural gas utilities around the countr...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

Report: Student slashes at another with knife

A student at House Municipal Schools talked about shooting up the school and slashed at another student with a pocket knife but did not injure him, according to an incident report filed with the Quay...

 

Pages past - Oct. 27

On this date ... 1971: A large number of Tucumcari citizens as well as the City Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce members, the City Police Department and Ministerial Alliance all urge that Saturday...

 

Calendar - Oct. 27

Note: Events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — TucumSCARY. The event will start at the First Baptist Church’s Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m.. Next, the Tucumcari...

 

Menus - Oct. 27

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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

Quay rural fire departments to receive grants

The New Mexico Fire Grant Council last week announced five rural departments in Quay County will receive more than $850,000 in grants for equipment for fiscal year 2021. These are the local grant...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

Tucumcari native receives Air Force honor

A Tucumcari native recently was named airman of the quarter for his Air Force unit in Washington state. Senior Airman William "Billy" Sandoval, a 2017 Tucumcari High School graduate, is a maintainer...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 27, 2021 

County approves change in return-to-work provisions

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a resolution that requests a change in return-to-work provisions regarding the Public Employees Retirement Association. County Manager Daniel Zamora, who...

 
 By House Roundup    News    October 27, 2021 

House school board candidates make cases

House Municipal School District has four people running for spots on the school board for the Nov. 2 election. The candidates are Calvin Downey, Lori Foust, Randy Lee and Stoney Shoemaker. Lee is...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 27, 2021 

House mayoral candidates square off

Two are running against each other for the open mayor’s position in the Village of House in the Nov. 2 election. Joe M. “Mike Patton, 72, a retired teacher from House and New Mexico Military...

 

Jail log - Oct. 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22: • Samuel Angel Braziel, 32, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Marco Flores Trejo, 35, Mexico, reckless...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 27

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24: Monday • 10:15 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 2000 block of South Fourth Street,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 20, 2021

Three districts have tax questions

The Logan, San Jon and House school districts each will have similar property tax renewal questions on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election. All three districts are requesting a two-mill tax, or $2 per... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 20, 2021

Boards petition to pause update

The San Jon and Logan school boards, wary of the influence of critical race theory and other concerns, each voted on the same night to petition the state’s education department to “pause” or slo... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 20, 2021

City approves cannabis rules

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a final version of its cannabis regulation ordinance after minor changes regarding outdoor cultivation of the plants. New Mexico legalize...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 20, 2021

Logan joins class-action suit

The Logan Municipal Schools board last week unanimously voted to join in a class-action lawsuit against two e-cigarette-affiliated companies because of the costs and effects of underage use of those p...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 20, 2021

San Jon talks virus, overnight lodging

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board last week discussed state COVID-19 regulations regarding overnight lodging for extracurricular activities. Superintendent Janet Gladu said unvaccinated...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 20, 2021

Motorcyclist dies in one-vehicle crash

A Texas motorcyclist died on Highway 209 south of Tucumcari after his vehicle apparently was thrown out of control by a gust of wind, then crashed. Dead was Michael Jay Hair, 63, of Post, Texas, who...

 

Calendar - Oct. 20

Note: Events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday, Saturday: Mayhem, Mystery and Murder: Main Street Haunted Walking Tours. The Tucumcari ghost tour will meet at 6 p.m. at th...

 

Menus - Oct. 20

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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at 487-2287...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 20, 2021

Two more virus deaths reported in Quay

New Mexico health officials reported two more confirmed deaths of COVID-19 in Quay County last week, raising the total to 19 since the pandemic began last spring. The state Department of Health...

 

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