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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022 

Dozen cannabis applications filed in city

More than a dozen cannabis business applications for the Tucumcari area have been filed with the city or state so far as the legal sale of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022 

Officials back away on proposed $400 fee

Tucumcari city commissioners during a work session and the first reading of a revised cannabis ordinance on Thursday backed away from a proposed $400 fee for cannabis business licenses. City Manager M...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 19, 2022 

COVID-19 leads to 4 deaths, remote classes

A new surge of COVID-19 cases last week in Quay County prompted three educational institutions to go to remote learning or delay classes. Four...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022 

Legislators begin session with money to spend

Two local lawmakers began the New Mexico Legislature’s 30-day session this week with state coffers awash with money — and not just from a record-high $8.4 billion budget due to oil and gas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022 

No improvement in lake levels

Conchas Lake saw no improvement in water levels in December, dimming hopes the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors would allocate water to farmers in the early spring. District...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 19, 2022 

Eight graduate from ENMU

Eight Quay County students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University at the end of the fall 2021 semester. According to a news release from the university, these area students received degrees on...

 

Pages past - Jan. 19

On this date ... 1972: Bill Rouse of Glenrio returned home after a brush with death due to apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Rouse was taken by car to San Jon, where he was met by state police...

 

Menus - Jan. 19

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 19, 2022 

Tucumcari MainStreet earns $400,000 grant

Tucumcari MainStreet learned last week it earned a $400,000 grant from the state’s MainStreet program and New Mexico Economic Development Department for the Great Blocks revitalization project in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022 

San Jon swears in new member, but seeking to fill another seat

SAN JON — The San Jon school board last week officially swore into office a new member who won his election in November but is soliciting letters of interest to fill a second open seat. Board...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 19, 2022 

Logan failure rates improve

The superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools during a school board meeting last week reported significantly lower failure rates among its students compared to a year ago. Superintendent Dennis Roch...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 19

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16: Monday • 1:27 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 4200 block of Quay Road 66, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - Jan. 19

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13: • Bobbie Warfield, 44, Santa Rosa, probation violation. • Jeanne Marie Benavidez, 39, Tucumcari,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

COVID-19 home tests to be given out at event

The administrator of the Quay County Family Health Center told county commissioners Monday her clinic would give away about 300 home COVID-19 tests during a mass-vaccination event Thursday at the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 12, 2022

State sees record high COVID-19 case numbers

In a sign of an Omicron variant surge, New Mexico on Friday experienced a record-high in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, though Quay County’s still-high case numbers continued a downward tre...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

MCC board members sworn in

In a special meeting last week, members of the Mesalands Community College board of trustees who won re-election took the oath of office for another six years. However, one apparent newcomer to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

Funding request made for museum employee

Tucumcari’s city manager said he would look into using lodgers tax funds to hire a part-time employee to expand operating hours of city-owned museums, especially the New Mexico Route 66 Museum....

 

Menus - Jan. 12

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 

Pages past - Jan. 12

On this date ... 1972: An “overwhelming” number of people streamed into the Tucumcari Convention Center for the Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. Music during a...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 12, 2022

'American Pickers' seeking collections

Producers for the History Channel's long-running "American Pickers" reality show announced last week they would film new episodes in New Mexico in...

 

Jail log - Jan. 12

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 3 to Jan. 9: • Adrianna M. Apodaca, 31, Logan, contempt of court. • Corlie Ann Leonard, 49, Tucumcari, aggravated...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 12

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9: Monday • 2:55 a.m.: Shots fired at East Main and North Second streets, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Mesalands board approves vaccination mandate

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees by a 4-1 vote last week approved a new mandate that requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The action during a...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Year in review: COVID-19 roars back in second half of year

Mere weeks after state officials eased COVID-19 restrictions, the disease came roaring back during the second half of 2021 in the form of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported last week in Quay County by state officials, raising the toll to 31 since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victims, according to the New...

 

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