Quay County 4-H to hold 3D archery contest

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Special to QCS

Mesalands entrepreneurship camp teaches teamwork

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Special to the QCS Students from the community participated in a free Kids to a Higher Power: Youth Entrepreneurship Camp, offered this week by Mesalands Community College. Through various projects, students learned important aspects of the business field including, leadership and teamwork. They also had the opportunity to take field trips downtown to learn about […]

Commission postpones discussion on police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove the executive […]

New wind energy courses offered

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College will soon offer two internet courses on renewable energy to dual enrollment high school students across the state. Tucumcari High students will have the opportunity to enroll in the Introduction to Renewable energy course this fall, said Donna Garcia, director of instructional services. Garcia said the […]

Dump truck refurbished as money saver

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The crew of a local New Mexico Department of Transportation Maintenance yard refurbished a 10-yard dump truck in order to save the state some money and help maintain the safety of the state highways. “Our goal is to maintain safe roadways for the public and this truck will help […]

Hatcher hearing postponed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Staff Writer An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove […]

Free market must have rules to follow

The only part of Saturday’s editorial — “Fed seeking permanence in private sector” — I disagree with is this statement: “The way the Bush administration used 9/11 to vastly expand government power and secrecy reminds us how the Obama administration is using the current economic crisis to vastly expand the government’s involvement in private business.” […]

Utility spokesman: Birds caused outage

Blame it on the birds. That’s what Xcel Energy officials say is responsible for the four-hour power outage in Quay County on July 14. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said birds nesting on transmission structures caused a fault in a line feeding Tucumcari. Reeves said birds often pick up wire they find on roadsides and incorporate […]

God source of power

“For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” — 2 Samuel 22:32-33 Where were you when the power went out in Tucumcari? Were you like me thinking it would be back on in a matter of […]

County 4-H rodeo set for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The 2009 Quay County 4-H Rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The event helps raise funds for the local 4-H Council, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County 4-H council advisor. “The event gives our kids a local stage to perform on,” Bishop said. Bishop said 51 people have […]