Locals want water preserved for agricutlure in updated water plan

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Thomas Garcia Local farmers and ranchers, and area officials said water conservation and preservation of the Canadian River watershed, which supplies Conchas and Ute lakes, are high on the list of their recommendations to be included in an updated regional water plan. On Wednesday about 30 Quay County residents and government officials attended a public […]

They study together, earn degrees together

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Chelle Delaney For the Lucero couple, James and Michelle, Friday night was an early present for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day all wrapped into one. Each of them walked to receive their degrees at Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies. In addition to studying for their classes, they are the parents of three children and each […]

Governor’s pledge to Tucumcari not forgotten

Chelle Delaney The capital outlay dollars were skimpy at best when this year’s legislative session ended.

County offers Gov. Richardson a ‘teachable moment’

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Chelle Delaney Some educators call them a “teachable moment.” They are those short opportune slices of time that give way to a lesson that was not on the day’s agenda. Then again, some may call it just a plain old setup. On Friday, when Gov. Bill Richardson visited Tucumcari, he and his two staffers were […]

Governor seeks project ideas for stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney By the time Gov. Bill Richardson left Tucumcari on Friday, he had a multi-million-dollar wish list from local government and elected officials. Richardson was here on a listening tour to hear what projects city and county leaders hoped to receive funding for from the federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. […]

Sutherland tapped for Luna County manager

By QCS Staff Former Tucumcari city manager, John Sutherland, was selected over three other applicants to become the county manager of Luna County, according to a report by The Deming Headlight. The selection will become finalized on Monday if contract negotiations are successful, the report said. County Commission Chairman Javier Diaz said Sutherland’s salary will […]

Press Release: ENMU graduation set for May 16

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University, in Portales, will host its 116th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena. There are 322 candidates for the 2009 spring graduation. The commencement speaker will be New Mexico state Sen. Gay Kernan, who serves on the Senate Education Committee.

Press Release: Eight H1N1 cases now confirmed in state

By QCS Staff The number of H1N1 flu, swine flu, cases in New Mexico is now at eight, according to information released today from the New Mexico Department of Health. In all there are 20 probable cases in the state located in 10 counties. The ages range from infancy to 57 years old, the press […]

NMAA: Practices resume, state events rescheduled

By QCS Staff The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Activities Association voted today to resume high school practices and reschedule state championship events at an emergency session this morning, according to an

04-06-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 12:25 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a loud verbal argument at an apartment building on west Sunset Avenue.l At 4:04 p.m., a female on west Sunset […]