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 By Staff report    News    January 11, 2023

Quay County's number of COVID cases jump

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week jumped to 17 last week, compared to three reported during the previous week. According to the COVID Act Now website, the...

 

Pages past - Jan. 11

On this date ... 1973: Tucumcari and the surrounding region were thawing out from a winter blast that left motorists stranded for several hours until state police removed a westbound roadblock onto...

 

Menus - Jan. 11

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, graham crackers, apple juice, orange juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Chef salad, chicken nuggets,...

 
 By Grant McGee    News    January 11, 2023

Clovis passes anti-abortion ordinance

CLOVIS — An anti-abortion ordinance designed to keep abortion clinics from setting up shop in Clovis will become the city’s newest ordinance with a 7-0 vote of approval at Thursday’s regular ses...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 11, 2023

Health council meeting to host hospital presentation

Those who want more details and wish to ask questions about a proposed new hospital in Tucumcari can attend this week’s Quay County Health Council meeting. According to a news release from the counc...

 

Newkirk celebrates new fire station

NEWKIRK — To the applause of nearly two dozen family, friends and neighbors, Newkirk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Hall and Assistant Chief Chris Booth did the ribbon-cutting honors on...

 
 By Tom McDonald    News    January 11, 2023

Santa Rosa saves a load of Chihuahuas

SANTA ROSA - A head-on collision just outside Vaughn resulted in five human and at least 10 canine injuries early Jan. 3, and a van-load of...

 

Jail log - Jan. 11

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 30 to Jan. 6: — Toby Jarmillo, 66, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — Joseph Marcus White, 24, Ruidoso, contempt of court...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 11

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8: Monday — 5:52 a.m.: Accident at Highway 209 and Quay Road 43, Tucumcari. — 12:15 p.m.:...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 4, 2023

Logan Village Council fires its administrator

The Village of Logan is on the lookout for a new administrator after the village council fired Scott Parnell right before Christmas. Mayor David Babb said in a phone interview last week the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 4, 2023

City hopes to replace Litchfield this month

The Tucumcari City Commission seeks to appoint a replacement for District 3 commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield by late January after her unexpected resignation at the end of the commission’s previous...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 4, 2023

Year in review: Leadership changes dominate second half of 2022

The second half of 2023 in Quay County saw a multitude of local leadership changes that occurred or were imminent. Paula Chacon, a former manager of...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 4, 2023

Former area legislator appointed to PRC

New Mexico governor on Friday announced the appointment of three new members to the state’s Public Regulation Commission, including a former eastern New Mexico legislator. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 

Menus - Jan. 4

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — No school. Thursday — No school. Monday — Breakfast: Pancake sausage on a stick, assorted cereal, graham crackers, apple, orange juice, skim, 1% or strawberry...

 

Pages past - Jan. 4

On this date ... 1973: A swearing-in ceremony presided over by new 10th Judicial District Judge Stanley Frost was held Jan. 2 for newly elected local officials at the Quay County Courthouse. Officers...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 4, 2023

COVID cases in county plunge; one death reported

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week plummeted to just three last week, compared to 16 during the previous week, according to state data. According to the COVID Act No...

 

Calendar - Jan. 4

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — Basic dog obedience lessons. Tucumcari MainStreet is hosting a six-week course on how to train a dog. Classes will meet...

 

Market analysts see cattle prices higher into 2023

FORT SUMNER — Cattle prices will be higher in 2023. That’s the consensus of market analysts across the industry. How those higher prices translate into rancher profitability is yet to be...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 4

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1: Monday — 4:38 a.m.: Shots fired in 400 block of East Main Street, Tucumcari. — 7:59...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 28, 2022

Tucumcari Ranch Supply owners prep it for sale

Earlier this spring, a sign went up behind the sales counter at Tucumcari Ranch Supply that stated: "THIS BUSINESS IS FOR SALE." That effort to put...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 28, 2022

Year in review: Tucumcari goes to pot

In the first half of 2022, much of the talk and business activity in Tucumcari centered around legal pot coming to New Mexico. First, the Tucumcari...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 28, 2022

Grady incident 'not swept under rug'

GRADY – A schoolteacher who allegedly told students they would burn in "the embers of hell" for various behaviors remains on the job,...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 28, 2022

Cases rise in county, decline in state

The total number of new COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week rose to 16 by Friday, compared to 10 in the previous week, while case rates in New Mexico continued to decline. According to the COVID...

 

Pages past - Dec. 28

On this date ... 1972: Former U.S. president Harry S. Truman was scheduled to be buried today in a secluded courtyard behind his office at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Presid...

 

Menus - Dec. 28

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Green chile enchilada casserole, pinto beans, crackers, pears and cottage cheese. Thursday — Chicken with mushroom gravy, rice pilaf, green beans, roll with...

 

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