4-Hers add shooting competition to their talents

Special to the QCS Despite cold, wet conditions, eight Quay County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports contest Saturday at the NRA’s Whittington Center near Raton. The 4-hers who competed were Taylor Atwood, Dustan Hight, Daniel Hight, Blake Moon, Carmen Runyan, Antonio Rodriguez, Richard Rush, and Patrick Weigel.

Health officials urge caution, not panic in face of flu

Sharna Johnson CLOVIS – New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on Monday morning […]

Cino de Mayo festivities draw kid-friendly crowd

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By QCS staff Dozens of partiers gathered at Mesalands Community College Tuesday evening for its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration marks the Mexican army’s defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. For some local revelers it was time to try out a mechanical bull or enter the […]

Board of NMAA to revisit state competitions schedule today

By QCS Staff The board of the New Mexico Activities Association was to meet this early morning to discuss the lifting of the suspension of the state athletic competitions. Sports events were postponed Sunday because of the cases of H1N1, or swine flu, in New Mexico. However, the NMAA Board of Directors were to meet […]

Press Release: Suspension of sports events to be reviewed Monday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons.

From the damage, God can bring collateral blessings

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Collateral Damage, the hero’s (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) family is killed before his eyes while terrorists are attempting to kill their nemesis who did not die in the bombing. While discussing another sort of similar situation with some friends, one of them said, “That’s just not fair!” In our […]

No reason to close schools, say health, education officials

By QCS Staff Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced today that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons, according to a press release. Local school districts will need to […]

State closes 14 schools, NMAA supsends all practices and state competiton

Thomas Garcia More than a dozen schools across the state will be closed Monday and state athletic competitions are suspended as probable cases of the H1N1 or the swine flu are investigated, state health and athletic officials announced Sunday. No schools in Quay County are being closed, officials said. Fourteen schools will be closed beginning […]

FIrst case of H1N1 influenza confirmed in New Mexico

By QCS Staff Department of Health Reports First Confirmed H1N1 Influenza CaseCase is 18-year-old Valencia County Male Who Has Recovered

Update on HINI flu virus from N.M. Department of Health

The New Mexico Departmetn of Health released the following information early Saturday afternoon. Number of confirmed cases in NM: