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 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Quay records five more coronavirus cases

Quay County recorded five more coronavirus cases on Friday, continuing a trend that represents one of the worst spikes of the disease in New Mexico. According to data from the state’s Department of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021 

Rattler Reunion making return

The annual Rattler Reunion returns on Aug. 5-7 after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still mindful of the virus, the event that typically draws hundreds of Tucumcari High School...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021 

Officials hear business challenges

The executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. on Monday told Quay County commissioners of the challenges of attracting employers to rural communities and the frustrations...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

California man accused in Tucumcari robberies

A California man apprehended in Texas after being accused of robbing two gas stations in Quay County netted just $120 in those heists, according to new information filed in court last week regarding...

 
 News    May 12, 2021 

Pages past - May 12

On this date ... 1971: George May of the Quay County Health Department said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating a national recall of Candy Love Beads. Manufactured in Hong Kong, the...

 
 News    May 12, 2021 

Calendar - May 12

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • May 21 — Fired Up Friday. This downtown event replaces the canceled Fired Up Festival. There will be a chuckwagon demonstration with...

 
 News    May 12, 2021 

Menus - May 12

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    May 12, 2021 

Fired Up festival canceled again

The Fired Up festival scheduled for Sept. 25 in downtown Tucumcari has been canceled for a second straight year because of COVID-19 concerns, but organizers are replacing it with Fired Up Friday event...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

MainStreet one of ten grant recipients

Tucumcari MainStreet was one of 10 recipients of Resilient Community Fund grants for community and economic development projects. Tucumcari MainStreet received a $2,500 grant for its FORGE, a tiered b...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling reported

Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling by inmates were reported last week in the Quay County Detention Center. According to reports from the sheriff’s office, a jail officer informed a deputy...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

About 80 given vaccines in Quay last week

About 80 people in Quay County were administered COVID-19 vaccines last week by local health providers, continuing a general slowdown in vaccination rates in the county and statewide. However, the...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Despite rising cases, county remains in turquoise

Despite a bit of an upswing in cases since mid-April, Quay County remained in the coveted turquoise zone in the latest COVID-19 risk assessments last week by the New Mexico Department of Health. It...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Apartment lawsuit dismissed

The Quay Apartments’ lawsuit against Quay County Assessor Janie Hoffman over its property taxes was ordered dismissed last week after both parties reported a resolution. District Judge Albert...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Vandalism, thefts reported at ranch

Malicious vandalism and thefts were reported to at the Dennis Ranch off Highway 278 in Quay County. Quay County sheriff’s deputy Larry Cooksey reported on Wednesday morning a ranch employee...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Arizona man hit by vehicle

A man from Arizona died Wednesday when he was hit by a motor vehicle while walking on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari. For unknown reasons, Edwin Coffey, 39, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was walking in...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 12, 2021 

Homeowner issues more rebuttals in case

A Tucumcari homeowner who was sued after a man fell from his roof and died has issued more rebuttals in the case — including additional allegations the man was intoxicated and on his property illega...

 
 News    May 12, 2021 

Jail log - May 12

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 3 to May 9: • Anthony Arthur Molina, 27, Tucumcari, felony contempt of court. • Ricky Don Davis, 53, Pelican Bay,...

 
 News    May 12, 2021 

Police blotter - May 12

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 3 to May 9: Monday • 7:26 a.m.: Illegal dumping at Quay Roads AO and 65, Tucumcari. • 8:02 a.m.:...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 5, 2021

Man accused of injuring two with shotgun

Police arrested and jailed a Tucumcari man after he was accused of injuring two people with a shotgun blast Saturday night after an argument in a south Tucumcari neighborhood. Juan Rubio, 40, has...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2021

County remains in turquoise zone

Quay County remained in the coveted turquoise zone in the latest COVID-19 risk assessments announced today by the New Mexico Department of Health despite an upswing in cases since mid-April. Quay...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2021

County may lose turquoise

Because of recent coronavirus outbreaks, Quay County could lose its weeks-long turquoise status this week despite the recent loosening of standards with the state’s COVID-19 assessment criteria. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 5, 2021

Jury fails to reach verdict

A Quay County jury failed to reach verdict Friday afternoon with a former Logan Municipal Schools teacher’s whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against the district’s superintendent, resulting...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2021

Tucumcari High selected as finalist in challenge

Tucumcari High School has been selected as a finalist in the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam challenge with its plan to develop a small-scale and portable emergency alarm button. Lemelsom-MIT InvenTeams are...

 
 News    May 5, 2021

Pages past - May 5

On this date ... 1971: A 7-year-old child was pronounced dead on arrival at Trigg Memorial Hospital and three family members from Duncan, Oklahoma, were admitted for evaluation after the child...

 
 News    May 5, 2021

Calendar - May 5

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Sept. 25 — Fired Up Festival. A variety of booths, live entertainment and a fireworks show are on tap at the Historic Railroad Depot...

 

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