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 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

Governor's order creates local ripple effect

The governor’s stay-at-home order and skyrocketing coronavirus cases continued to create ripple effects in Quay County with closed schools, city offices and businesses, plus at least one...


State announces reopening criteria

SANTA FE — The state will relax many of its public health restrictions on Wednesday, but details of a county-based COVID-19 risk system show reopening will be a slow process. The office of Gov. Mich... Full story

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Fourth COVID-19 death reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday reported the fourth death in Quay County from COVID-19. According to an email Friday from the agency, the latest death was a woman in her 60s who had unde... Full story

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

State reports one new COVID-19 case Thursday in Quay County

The state Department of Health on Thanksgiving reported one confirmed case of coronavirus in Quay County. A woman age 20 to 29 was the latest case, according to the state’s website. It wasn’t... Full story

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Six coronavirus cases reported Wednesday in county

Six more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Quay County, all in the Tucumcari area. Four males and two females in the county were reported as the new cases Wednesday. The age...

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Two COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in Quay County

Two more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Tuesday in Quay County. One case was in the Tucumcari ZIP code, and the other was in the House ZIP code. The age breakdown was one age 70 to 79...

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Quay sees 15 new cases Saturday

Quay County saw a record-breaking 15 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, and it recorded its third death from the disease last week. The county’s total broke the previous mark of nine, set...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

Possible film locations scouted

Two principals who are producing "Bands of Enchantment" spent two days in Tucumcari last week to scout possible film locations and gather promotional...


Menus - Nov. 25

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...


Calendar - Nov. 25

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Thursday — First Baptist Church Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Dinner. The annual dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....


Pages past - Nov. 25

On this date ... 1970: A Tucumcari gas station, Joe Long Shell, signed an agreement with the New Mexico attorney general that its owner and employees will not violate the terms of the Unfair...

 By Steve Hansen    News    November 25, 2020 

Commission votes to spend money on promotional items featuring logo

To promote the city's new logo, the Tucumcari City Commission voted to spend $5,000 in lodgers tax funds to help produce promotional items sporting...

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Parade of lights to be stationary

Instead of the annual Parade of Lights, the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce instead is hosting a drive-through Christmas Community Light Display the evening of Dec. 12 in the parking lot of...

 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2020 

Recall issued on Express Kit Caesar Supreme packages

Fresh Express has issued a recall of expired Express Kit Caesar Supreme 10.5-ounce packages because of potential health risk. The packages come with a use-by date of Nov. 8 and product code S296. The...


Jail log - Nov. 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21: • Brandi Marie Johnson, 38, Tucumcari, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. • Miguel Castillo, 29,...


Police blotter - Nov. 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22: Monday • 7:16 a.m.: Fraud in 200 block of North Seventh Street, San Jon. • 10:45 a.m.:...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

Official says 12,000 children unaccounted for

Tucumcari Public Schools’ assistant superintendent, citing the state’s education chief, said during the school board’s meeting last week about 12,000 children in New Mexico, or nearly 4% of the...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

Lawmakers prioritize unemployment insurance

Two area lawmakers said replenishing the state’s depleted unemployment insurance fund would be a high priority during this week’s special session of the New Mexico Legislature. Gov. Michelle...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

MCC considers course recommendations

A consultant recommended that Mesalands Community College rejigger future course offerings for in-demand trades that include building construction, early childhood education, automobile repair and...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 25, 2020 

Mesalands enrollment drops by nearly one-fifth

Enrollment at Mesalands Community College dropped by nearly one-fifth during the previous school year, according to an annual report presented during the board of trustees’ Nov. 17 meeting. Aaron...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 18, 2020

State begins 'reset' of COVID-19 restrictions

New Mexico on Monday began a two-week “reset” of coronavirus restrictions amid skyrocketing rates of the disease. The curbs recalled those ordered by the governor in March. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

11 more coronavirus cases reported Monday in county

Eleven more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Monday in Quay County, all in the Tucumcari ZIP code. Six females and five males were infected. The age breakdown was one age 9 and under, thre...

 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Five COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in county

Five more cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday in Quay County as New Mexico reported a record-breaking number of deaths in one day. For the latest cases in the county, the breakdown by ZIP code...

 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

15 new coronavirus cases reported Saturday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Saturday reported a record-breaking 15 new cases of coronavirus in Quay County. The county’s total broke the previous mark of nine, set Friday. It was the thir...

 By Staff report    News    November 18, 2020

Nine cases of COVID-19 reported Friday in Quay County

Nine confirmed cases of coronavirus, a record, were reported Friday in Quay County. The county’s total broke the previous mark of eight, set Nov. 11 and Thursday. A total of 71 cases have been... Full story


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