Editorial: Tenth Circuit model of fiscal responsibility

Shame on the Department of Veterans Affairs for drawing a cloud of suspicion over what should be an honored organization that serves our military men and women. And kudos to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for restoring a fiscal measure of confidence in the judiciary. The VA is under investigation for possibly squandering $9 […]

Elida brothers will be missed

One minute two brothers are on a community mission, the next a whole community is wondering how they'll get by without them. The hurting was focused on the community of Elida recently as Ronald and Fred Anthony died in a truck accident while fetching a load of sand for a new playground at their church. […]

College honors staff, faculty

Mesalands Community College recently awarded the College's first faculty of the year and staff of the year awards during Convocation. The College is pleased to announce that Janet Griffiths, Pre-Collegiate and Early Childhood Education Faculty, is the 2011-2012 Faculty of the Year and Beth Sisneros, Director of Educational Services Center, is the 2011-2012 Staff of […]

Three things about Sen. Bingaman

Clovis Media Inc. Editor David Stevens writes about regional history on his blog at: www.highplainsyesterdays.com Here are some recent posts: Jeff Bingaman of yesteryear: U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, 68, likely made his last official trip to eastern New Mexico on Aug. 6. Three things you might not know about the retiring senator who grew up […]

School menus – Aug. 22

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos with or without meat, broccoli, beans, salad, cold veggies, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: French toast sticks, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza, breadsticks/sauce, salad, veggies, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Peanut butter and […]

County clerk warns of offers for property deeds, profiles

Residents are urged to be on the lookout for offers involving property deeds or profiles, according to Quay County Clerk Ellen White. White said residents have contacted her office about a letter they received, offering a copy of their current property deed or profile by sending them $85. White said the service is offered at […]

Slice of life: Quay County Fair

I spent 30 minutes Friday afternoon at the county fair, watching life pass in front on me. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30 minutes Friday afternoon at the Quay County Fair. Here's what I saw: James and Susie Lott were sitting at one of the tables enjoying a hamburger and corn […]

Midway carnival adds glamour to fair

Bright neon lights, the sound of milk bottles being knocked over with a proclamation of, "We have a winner," and the smell of funnel cakes brought back a lot of great memories for me this weekend. The Quay County Fair is an annual event, which — if my memory serves me — has gone for […]

Comments from the Canyons: County fairs remain important

Let's thank all those people who participated in the Quay County Fair. Their efforts and talents are most definitely appreciated. Although the drought adversely affected the produce exhibits, we did get to see some results of major efforts to have gardens in the area. Fairs have been popular in our county since the days before […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 22

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:14 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 100 block of E. McGee Avenue. At 4:22 a.m., a man reported a suspicious man at a […]