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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 27, 2020 

Governor says state 'on track'

New Mexico's governor signaled during a briefing last week the state is meeting or close to meeting several criteria and was “on track” to reopen dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms and malls June 1...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 27, 2020 

New order allows limited outdoor dining Wednesday

New Mexico's governor announced Tuesday afternoon that dine-in restaurants can offer limited outdoor seating starting Wednesday and that the state remains on-track to partially reopen indoor dining...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 27, 2020 

THS to host virtual graduation

Though this year’s Tucumcari High School graduation will forgo many of its traditions because of coronavirus restrictions, it will add a few new wrinkles that should make it memorable — including...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 27, 2020 

Mesalands approves COVID-19 reopening plan

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a COVID-19 reopening plan adopted from a proposal by the New Mexico Higher Education Department that includes multiple phases and a mix of...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 27, 2020 

Groups planning certification program

Two prominent tourism groups are planning a New Mexico Safe certification program in an effort to bring visitors back to the Land of Enchantment during the COVID-19 era. The New Mexico Tourism...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Pages past - May 27

On this date ... 1970: The newspaper saluted 121 seniors who were about to graduate from Tucumcari High School. Nearly 75 businesses in the region...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Calendar - May 27

• June 18-20 — Asavet Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cost for each surgery is $40. Applications are available at Best Care Pharmacy, Tucumcari Subway, Logan Subway and the Paws and Clubs Animal...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Menus - May 27

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also will be closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 27, 2020 

FIrst human West Nile case of year reported

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the first human case of West Nile virus infection in the state this year. The patient was a San Juan County man in his 50s. He was diagnosed...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Police blotter - May 27

Monday • 1:22 a.m.: Noise complaint in 300 block of East High Street, Tucumcari. • 2:14 a.m.: Noise complaint in 200 block of Aztec Drive, Logan. • 3:27 a.m.: Noise complaint in 700 block of...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Jail log - May 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 18 to May 21: • Emilio Casteneda, 32, Tucumcari, municipal charge (not listed). • Daniel V. Evans, 38, address not...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 27, 2020 

School board discusses Tucumcari grad plans

When and how Tucumcari High School would hold a graduation ceremony amid COVID-19 restrictions became a hot topic of discussion among school board members during its regular meeting May 18. Later in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 27, 2020 

Loretta's Burrito Hut moving east

The owner of Loretta's Burrito Hut anticipates she'll reopen her restaurant about a half-mile east of her current location in the Joe's Back in the Da...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

Businesses reopen doors

One non-essential business owner in Tucumcari who'd been closed for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic was elated to reopen Saturday. Two...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 20, 2020

Governor: State "on track" for more reopenings June 1

New Mexico's governor signaled during a Wednesday briefing the state is meeting or close to meeting several criteria and was “on track” to reopen dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms and malls June...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

New case reported in Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health announced last week a new case of COVID-19 had been reported in Quay County. The case, reported by the agency May 12, was the fifth in the county during the pandemi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

Churches reopen for in-person services

Churches in Quay County reopened this weekend to in-person services for the first time since mid-March after being shuttered because the coronavirus...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

Locals mostly wearing masks

Saturday became the first day when all New Mexico residents were required to wear protective masks in public to help slow the spread of coronavirus. For the most part, it appeared locals in Tucumcari...

 

Calendar - May 20

• June 18-20 — Asavet Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Cost for each surgery is $40. Applications are available at Best Care Pharmacy, Tucumcari Subway, Logan Subway and the Paws and Clubs Animal...

 

Menus - May 20

Quay County schools will be closed through the rest of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. For information on children’s meals provided at each school, go to new...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    May 20, 2020

City administrators look at ways to save jobs

Tucumcari city administrators found a “silver lining” that could mean as few as two full-time city employees lose jobs next fiscal year and others who would have been dismissed would be made...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

San Jon school board approves budget

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week approved its $3.2 million budget for the next school year, but that amount may change after the state legislature holds a special session...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 20, 2020

Tucumcari man jailed on felony burglary charges

A Tucumcari man was jailed for several days on three felony charges after being accused of breaking into a house and stealing home-improvement items from it. Lawrence P. Rivas, 44, was charged with...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 20, 2020

Tucumcari student earns certificate from college

James Martinez of Tucumcari recently graduated with a basic automotive technology certificate from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Martinez was among more...

 

Pages past - May 20

On this date ... 1970: More than 2,000 people are expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony and meal served by Roy ladies for the new Chicosa Lake State Park seven miles northwest of Roy in...

 

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