Suspects in Quay County kidnapping and slaying to plea guilty

Scott Sandlin Jan. 20–Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County. A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court, […]

Suspects in Quay County kidnapping and slaying to plea guilty

Jan. 20–Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County. A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court, though the […]

County resident raises tumbleweed concerns

Tumbleweeds have gathered along the west and east side of Elder Street in one section, narrowing it down to one lane. An eyesore, fire hazard and reminder of New Mexico winds has one county resident concerned and asking when county officials will act. "They are everywhere," Jo Collins, a resident on Quay County's Elder Street […]

Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands […]

Lawmakers plan for Lujan absence

Trip Jennings It is unclear how House Speaker Ben Lujan’s fight with lung cancer will play out day-to-day over the next month, whether he will show up each morning or miss portions of the state Legislature’s 30-day session. Lujan didn’t address that issue in remarks Tuesday to a stand-room-only crowd in the House of Representatives. […]

Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands has selected its Farrier […]

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 18

Days remaining in session: 29

Legislative tidbits – Jan. 18

Days remaining in session: 29 Bus Stopped: For more than a decade — probably longer — the state Transportation Department has provided a shuttle bus during legislative sessions, with stops at various parking lots in the city to take people to and from the Roundhouse. But no more. Manon Arnett, a spokeswoman for the state […]

Lawmakers plan for Lujan absence

It is unclear how House Speaker Ben Lujan's fight with lung cancer will play out day-to-day over the next month, whether he will show up each morning or miss portions of the state Legislature's 30-day session. Lujan didn't address that issue in remarks Tuesday to a stand-room-only crowd in the House of Representatives. But some […]

Rattlers sweep East Mountain High

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers swept the East Mountain High Timberwolves Tuesday at Sandia Park. A 39-point run by the Rattlers (8-4) in the third period after a tied first half led to an 89-41 win over the Timbewolves (5-5). The Timberwolves turned the ball over 10 times in the second half which allowed the […]