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Menus - Feb. 17

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    February 17, 2021

San Jon board approves contracts

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week approved two separate contracts with the same firm to be the district’s facilities master planner and project manager. The board weeks ago...

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

PED seeks waiver to pause assessment

The Public Education Department announced last week it will request a waiver that would allow schools and districts to skip high-stakes student assessments again this spring, shifting instead to... Full story

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Plateau offering college scholarships

Plateau’s Education Foundation is again offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications are available on the cooperative’s website at www.plateautel.com/company/schol...

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Quay coronavirus cases drop considerably

Quay County dropped back into a low ebb in coronavirus cases, totaling five in the past week. That was a significant drop from the previous week, when county recorded 10 cases. New Mexico continued...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

Logan turns down grant

The Logan Board of Education said “thanks, but no thanks” to an estimated $50,000 state grant for the district’s preschool for 4-year-olds for the 2022 fiscal year because of accumulating red... Full story

 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

DoH launches toll free cancer hotline

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced the launch of a new toll-free hotline number (833-525-1811) for breast and cervical cancer screening services and support. Managed by the...


Jail log - Feb. 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: • Arnulfo Ascencio Jr., 39, Alamogordo, warrant from other counties or states. • Nathaniel J. Lopez,...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations fall again

The number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Quay County fell again last week, though those numbers likely will rise again this week. A state Department of Health official also said a vaccination event in...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Xcel Energy declares Energy Alert, urges power cutbacks

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... Full story


Indoor dining can return; county lands in yellow zone

Quay County restaurants can host indoor dining again after weeks of restrictions from a surge of coronavirus cases in the late fall. The county entered the yellow designation of the state’s “Red t...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

County grants opposition request

The Quay County Commission on Monday granted Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request by unanimously passing a resolution opposing House Bill 4, known as the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, because of...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Board recommends expanding 'T'

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended spending $5,000 for an ambitious plan to expand the current lighted "T"...

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Nazi flags stir controversy

A Tucumcari man caused a stir on social media over the weekend when he flew at his south-side home two flags representing the Nazi Germany era -...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Logan student finishes second in FFA speech contest

A Logan junior high student recently did well in virtual FFA state competition last month in the prepared-speech category. Braeden Lightfoot, who is in seventh grade, finished second with his speech,...


Pages past - Feb. 10

On this date ... 1971: In Los Angeles, rescuers using jackhammers, acetylene torches and cranes pulled more bodies from a three-story veterans hospital that collapsed during what became known as the...


Calendar - Feb. 10

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...


Menus - Feb. 10

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    February 10, 2021

Quay passes 400 confirmed coronavirus cases

Quay County passed the 400 mark during the past week in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began last year. Five more cases were reported Monday in the county. All were in the Tucumcari...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

TV show delays shooting

Producers of the forthcoming “Bands of Enchantment” music-television series have delayed the start of their Tucumcari shoot by one month so more people can be vaccinated for the coronavirus....

 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Tax board recommends reimbursing talking tour expenses

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday recommended reimbursing $1,283.99 in expenses from the launch last summer of the Tucumcari Talking Tour. The Tucumcari City Commission will...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

O'Reilly Auto Parts once again fined for virus violations

The New Mexico Environment Department fined O’Reilly Auto Parts for the second time in less than a month for violating coronavirus safety regulations, this time at a Lovington store where one...

 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Tucumcari yearbook staff members receive honors

Staff members of Tucumcari High School’s 2020 Yucca yearbook, “Let’s Get Lost,” received several honors from Quill and Scroll’s Yearbook Excellence Contest and earned inclusion in the...


Jail log - Feb. 10

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: • Raymond Chano Chavez, 26, Clovis, probation violation. • Zachary Hurd, 25, Tucumcari, probation...


Police blotter - Feb. 10

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: Monday • 9:07 a.m.: Threat in 800 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari. • 10:21...


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