Mesalands instructional services dean retires

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Special to the QCS David Gallatin, Dean of Instructional Services at Mesalands Comm-unity College, says goodbye after 20 years of dedicated service. Under his leadership, the college has made significant strides in improvement of facilities, curriculum, and enrollment. “Dr. Gallatin has been an integral part of redesigning the college for the past 14 years,” said […]

Rattler reunion keeps alumni ‘forever young’

Lynn Moncus This is a special week for Tucumcari Rattler Alumni and friends because the Rattler Reunion Annual has been mailed. We are in for quite a treat because our annual publication is now in a different format — much like that of The Yucca. Although this issue contains fewer pictures than in the past, […]

Senior menu — June 30

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Tater Tot Casserole, california vegetables, cottage cheese, wheat bread and margarine, pears, sugar cookie. Friday Chicken Fajita, flour tortilla, chili beans with cheese, gelatin, orange slices. Monday Closed Tuesday Red Chili Beef Enchiladas, salsa corn, salad dressing, apple cobbler. […]

Community calendar —

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Friday • Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board, 10 a.m., City Hall. July 8 • City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. July 12 • Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Court House. • Economic Development Corp at 5:15 p.m., EDC building. July […]

Farmers receive relief from rainfall, canals

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Thomas Garcia Restoration of the Arch Hurley irrigation canals, recent rains and cooler temperatures bring relief for area farmers. Members of the Arch Hurley conservancy District began to receive water from irrigation canals on June 15 after two years of having no water allocations. “Rainfall and snowpack melt fed into the Conchas Lake allowing use […]

Man faces felony drug charge

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Thomas Garcia More than 350 marijuana plants were seized from two separate pot farms operated in San Miguel and Guadalupe counties. Mark Hardage, 49, is being charged with felony marijuana distribution after New Mexico State Police seized marijuana worth $218,000 from both of his ranches, said Lt. Cleo Baker of the state police. Baker said […]

Police blotter — June 30

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 1:17 a.m., an anonymous caller reported shots fired on the 100 block of North College Street. • At 12:38 p.m., an anonymous caller reported a domestic dispute at a […]

Fire department inspects fireworks stands

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Thomas Garcia When celebrating our nation’s Independence Day many of us gather together at dark for a fireworks display. While many attend a city- or county-orchestrated event, many enthusiasts take matters into our own hands. People purchase these loud and colorful statements of patriotism from a fireworks stand. While some planning goes into the type […]

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun.“We are very pleased that Mitch has agreed to lead Freedom Communications as its […]

Press release: Freedom names CEO

IRVINE, CA, June 29, 2010 – Freedom Communications announced today that Mitchell Stern has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Stern, a member of the Freedom Board of Directors, previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DirecTV U.S.