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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 7, 2021 

Quay County manager reflects

Of the 14 years Richard Primrose served as Quay County's manager, he said the final one was the toughest. Primrose, who retires April 16, said the...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

Quay County again stays in turquoise zone

Quay County remained in the coveted turquoise zone again after COVID-19 risk assessments were announced Wednesday afternoon by the state’s Department of Health. The county saw a small increase in...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

Legal recreational marijuana likely not until early next year

New Mexico lawmakers have approved recreational pot, but no one should fire up a doobie just yet. The Legislature last week during a special session at the Roundhouse voted to legalize recreational ma...

 By Steve Hansen    News    April 7, 2021 

City continues contract

The city of Tucumcari will continue its contract with Monarch Properties of Albuquerque for the management of the Chaparral Apartments for another...

 By Hannah Grover    News    April 7, 2021 

Developer seeking location approval

The developer of a nearly 300-megawatt wind farm is seeking location approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The Grady Martin Wind Project would encompass more than 37,000 acres of...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

MCC hosting candidate video conferences

Mesalands Community College will host a series of six online video conferences starting Wednesday through April 14 for its six presidential candidates in which residents can participate. The college...

 News    April 7, 2021 

Pages past - April 7

On this date ... 1971: A number of teachers were honored during the annual Tucumcari Educators Association banquet at Mountain View School. Mary Wilms received her 35-year certificate for service to...

 News    April 7, 2021 

Calendar - April 7

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Helping Hands Hospice enchilada dinner. The Elks Lodge in Tucumcari Is hosting this annual fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m....

 News    April 7, 2021 

Menus - April 7

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...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

County likely to remain turquoise again for week

Barring a last-minute outbreak, Quay County likely will remain in the turquoise zone — the highest attainable — for COVID-19 risk when the latest state assessments are announced Wednesday. From...

 By Ron Warnick    News    April 7, 2021 

NM opens vaccines to everyone over 16

New Mexico on Monday opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone over age 16 as Quay County health clinics prepared for two vaccination events this week. In addition to the Quay County Public...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

New Mexico Gas offers help

New Mexico Gas Co., which serves Tucumcari, has established $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funding to assist income-qualifying residential customers and small business owners who have fallen behind...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

Real Water Inc. issues recall

Real Water Inc. has issued a voluntary multi-state recall of all sizes of its Real Water brand drinking water, including in New Mexico, because it may be linked to certain instances of non-viral...

 News    April 7, 2021 

Police blotter - April 7

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 29 to April 4: Monday • 12:23 a.m.: Vehicle fire in 33800 block of Interstate 40 west, Tucumcari. ...

 News    April 7, 2021 

Jail log - April 7

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 29 to April 2: • Raymond Holliday, 31, Tucumcari, warrant from other counties or states. • Daniella Jean Pacheco,...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

Chamber seeking executive director

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce again is looking for an executive director after the current one is resigning after less than four months on the job. The chamber board’s president,...

 By Staff report    News    April 7, 2021 

Courts resume in-person proceedings

Tucumcari Municipal Court resumed in-person court this week after being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each defendant will have a set time and will be scheduled so there is time for...

 By Steve Hansen    News    March 31, 2021

Organizers present plan for Five Mile Park

Organizers of efforts to revitalize Tucumcari’s Five Mile Park introduced a plan that has been more than three years in the making Thursday to the City Commission in a public work session before... Full story

 By Staff report    News    March 31, 2021

All New Mexico residents 16+ will be eligible for vaccine Monday

The New Mexico Department of Health announced this morning that starting Monday, April 5, all New Mexicans age 16 and over will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, Phases 1A, 1B, and...

 By Staff report    News    March 31, 2021

Facilities administer about 250 more doses

Quay County health facilities administered about 250 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine last week as the proportion of residents who had received at least one shot inched towards the one-third mark.... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    March 31, 2021

'Bands' wraps production

A crew from Elkhorn Entertainment tore down sets and camera setups Saturday at Tucumcari's historic railroad depot after wrapping production on eight...

 By Staff report    News    March 31, 2021

Quay County remains in turquoise zone

Quay County remained in the turquoise zone — or best rating — in COVID-19 risk assessments last week by the New Mexico Department of Health. The county’s average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000... Full story

 By Staff report    News    March 31, 2021

Quay records two coronavirus cases

Quay County recorded two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past week, continuing a weeks-long plateau in its caseload. The total number of coronavirus cases in Quay County since the pandemic...


Pages past - March 31

On this date ... 1971: Local resident Raymond Crespin was one among hundreds across the nation who resigned from their local draft boards to show their disapproval of Lt. William Calley Jr.’s...


Calendar - March 31

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 16-18 — Spay and neuter clinic. A low-cost clinic to spay and neuter pets is being sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...


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