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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Natural gas suppliers anticipate increases

Area suppliers of natural gas or propane said they anticipate price increases for customers in the wake of severely cold weather that strained supplies and sparked widespread power outages, but they... Full story

 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021 

Quay County goes into green zone; more rules relaxed

Quay County vaulted from the yellow to green zone in COVID-19 risk assessments announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health, allowing further relaxation of health restrictions of busines...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Generator backup for grid

When Xcel Energy announced rolling blackouts were possible last week, some residents assumed the company's backup power plant on Tucumcari's north...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Commissioners discuss air ambulance service

Quay County commissioners on Monday seemed receptive Monday to a proposal to pay about $24,000 to provide emergency air ambulance service for every household in the county. Commissioners didn’t act... Full story


Menus - Feb. 24

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 - Feb. 24

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 will be sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...


Pages past - Feb. 24

On this date ... 1971: Wilfred R. Sanchez, 36, owner of the Tucumcari Credit Bureau and other credit bureaus in Belen and Taos, was arrested when vice squad officers served a search warrant on the...

 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021 

Council to host presentation

The Quay County Health Council will host an online community presentation on March 4 on suicide prevention. Dr. Avron Kriechman is one of the state’s leading experts in suicide prevention....

 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021 

St. Anne's vandalized shortly before service

The front-door windows of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Tucumcari were vandalized a few hours before a service took place there Saturday evening....

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Bad weather stops vaccine shipment

Quay County returned to a more modest level of administering COVID-19 vaccines last week, partly because bad weather prevented a shipment of them to one of its clinics. C. Renee Hayoz, administrator...

 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021 

List of unaccounted for students shrinks to fewer than 3,000

The New Mexico Public Education Department announced last week it and its partners have accounted for 78% of more than 12,000 students who were enrolled in public schools last spring but not this...

 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021 

Continued downward case trend fortifies optimism

Quay County stayed in a low trickle of coronavirus cases, totaling three in the past week. The continued downward trend fortifies cautious optimism the county could land in the green zone when COVID-1...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Full day classes, P.E., music unlikely

A week after in-person classes resumed for Tucumcari middle-school and high-school students for the first time since March, several school board members asked about the prospect of bringing back a...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021 

Mesalands sees 20 percent drop in fall enrollment

Mesalands Community College saw about a 20% drop in enrollment during fall 2020 — the college’s first full semester during the COVID-19 pandemic — compared to the previous year. Aaron Kennedy,...


Former deputy convicted

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy was convicted last week of a petty misdemeanor for possession of stolen property. Chris McCasland, 34, was found guilty by District Judge...


Jail log - Feb. 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20: • Alyssa Gonzales, 24, Tucumcari, two counts of contempt of court. • Shelly Naylor, 33, Portales,... Full story


Police blotter - Feb. 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21: Feb. 8 • 1:17 a.m.: Domestic disturbance at North College Street and East Whitmore...

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Xcel declares 'energy alert' because of temperatures

Xcel Energy declared an Energy Alert on Monday morning because of unusually frigid temperatures and warned of rolling blackouts if power consumption didn’t fall. The strain on the power grid was exp...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

Indoor dining makes a return

Barely two hours after Quay County went from red to yellow in the state's bimonthly COVID-19 risk assessment Wednesday afternoon, a waitress at the...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

County sees uptick in vaccinations

Quay County last week saw a big uptick in the number of people vaccinated for COVID-19 not only because of more vaccines shipped to clinics but...

 By Steve Hansen    News    February 17, 2021

City gives preliminary approval to donation

The Tucumcari City Commission is one meeting away from approving a donation of three baseball and softball diamonds to the Tucumcari Municipal Schools district after preliminarily approving the...

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Former Logan resident fails to report to jail

A former Logan resident who last month was sentenced to having underage sex with a girl found himself in more trouble when he failed to report to the county jail at the required time. Joshua Roubieu,...

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Environment Department launches reporting tool

To continue ensuring safe New Mexico workplaces, help businesses safely stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic and make it easier, more efficient and more accurate to report positive COVID-19 cases...


Pages past - Feb. 17

On this date ... 1971: Mary Crespin of Tucumcari received the New Mexico State Police Citizenship Award, presented by Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce President King Aitken Jr. Crespin took...


Calendar - Feb. 17

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 will be sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...


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