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Pages Past - March 25

March 25, 1970 • Alvin Woodburn of Clovis donated 75 rose bushes to the Tucumcari Parks and Recreation Commission so they could be planted at the new South Fourth Street park where Quay County...

 

Guidance from the NM Department of Health

It has been another busy week here in New Mexico tracking COVID-19 cases and we are promoting social distancing everywhere. The Lujan Grisham administration is doing everything we can to protect New... Full story

 

Q&A: NM Human Services Department

Editor’s note: Jodi McGinnis-Porter is communications director for New Mexico’s Human Services Department. The Q&A that follows is unedited and complete. The op-ed she references is published... Full story

 

Police blotter - March 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 16 to March 22: Monday • 8:10 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at Monroe Street and Dohoney Avenue,...

 

Problems at U.S. 54 crossroad proving tricky

A closer examination of the much-discussed U.S. 54 and Airport Road intersection northeast of Tucumcari reveals it to be multifaceted problem because...

 

Commissioners subject of employee complaint

Rachelle Arias, the city of Tucumcari’s finance director, has filed a complaint with city manager Britt Lusk accusing two city commissioners of violating three sections of the city’s Governmental... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 25, 2020

Mesalands president placed on paid administrative leave

Mesalands Community College's president was placed on indefinite paid administrative leave March 17 after a nearly 90-minute executive session by the college's board of trustees. The board placed... Full story

 

Staying distant

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday instructed New Mexicans to stay home if they didn't work in essential fields and dropped the maximum number of... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Coronavirus measures affecting area

The seemingly far-away coronavirus epidemic suddenly affected virtually all households in Quay County in recent days with closed schools, canceled or...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

New coronavirus restrictions placed on restaurants, hotels

New Mexico's governor on Wednesday ratcheted up efforts to slow the coronavirus pandemic by ordering restaurants to close their doors Thursday and allow only take-out orders or deliveries, plus...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 18, 2020

Clashes mark city meeting

Clashes over the city’s marketing efforts and nuisance ordinance marked Thursday’s meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, as well as an announcement that city employees had filed complaints...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Iron Pour carries on

Neither cold, nor rain, nor coronavirus could stop participants from making molten metal for sculptures Friday during the 22nd annual Iron Pour at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Most Quay projects survive cuts

Citing budget concerns in the wake of plunging oil prices, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week vetoed a $50 million transportation-projects bill that earmarked $215,000 for a roadway...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

Cable cut leads to phone, Internet outages

An inadvertent cable cut led to phone and Internet outages in Tucumcari for several hours Wednesday afternoon. Vince Tyson, a spokesman at Plateau Telecommunications in Clovis, stated in an email a...

 

Calendar - March 18

Editor’s note: Some of these events may be postponed or canceled with state and federal recommendations on large gatherings. Readers are encouraged to contact organizers of each event as they near....

 

Menus - March 18

Editor’s Note: Quay County schools will be closed through April 3 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also will be closed to the public...

 

Pages past - March 18

On this date ... 1970: State Sen. William A. Sego, known as The Flying Fundraiser, of Bernalillo made a stop in Tucumcari today with a fistful of tickets to sell for a GOP fundraiser event, featuring...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 18, 2020

Company recalling shrimp

A company is recalling cooked butterfly shrimp because it may be contaminated with bacteria that causes illnesses. The product is cooked butterfly tail-on whiteleg shrimp distributed by AFC...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Sitting commissioners to square off

Two sitting Tucumcari city commissioners will face each other in the Republican primary for Quay County Commissioner District 2 on June 2. District 5...

 

Police blotter - March 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 9 to March 15: Monday • 9 a.m.: Court order violation in 200 block of West High Street, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - March 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 9 to March 15: • Mark A. Breen, 69, Golden Shores, Arizona, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and negligent use...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

'Red flag' resolution approved

During a Quay County Commission meeting so crowded with spectators it was moved from its usual chambers to a district courtroom upstairs,...

 
 By staff report    News    March 11, 2020

Governor announces closing of all public schools for 3 weeks

All New Mexico public schools, including those in Quay County, will be closed for three weeks beginning Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release Thursday evening from...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

Two Tucumcari city commissioners file for county seat

Two sitting Tucumcari city commissioners will face each other in the Republican primary for Quay County Commissioner District 2 on June 2. District 5 city commissioner Todd Duplantis and District 4...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 11, 2020

State basketball tournament to go on without fans

Amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the New Mexico State Basketball Tournaments will proceed without the general public being allowed to attend. The New Mexico Activities Association...

 

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