Salary postings latest effort to promote government transparency

New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes individual liberty and government transparency, has published payroll data for New Mexico cities and counties. Here's a portion of its press release announcing the data: In an effort to improve government transparency throughout New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation has requested and published payroll data. Said Rio Grande […]

Mesalands election to be held in-house

The Mesalands Community College's board of trustee election in March will held in-house at the Quay County Clerks office due to no opposition. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Meslands Community College's Board of Trustee members were given a tour Tuesday of the new facilities to be used by students as a part of the Science, Technology […]

Tucumcari voters agree to extend tax

One incumbent was ousted in Logan Tuesday and voters in Tucumcari said yes to extending a two-mill tax levy to support schools. "These results are unofficial until the canvassing," said Veronica Marez, Quay County Clerk. In Logan Position 4 and 5 were contested races, while position 3 incumbent Bryan Roch had no opposition winning position […]

Christ’s unfailing love is still his gift whenever we fail

The Apostle Peter was about to foul up. And not just a little. Any Christian with an ounce of spiritual sensitivity knows that we all "deny" Christ whenever we choose for self and not for God, hurt others, live selfishly, make poor choices, commit sin, etc. We all have, and we all do. In some […]

Student of the month: Kassie Lamm

Kassie Lamm, 17, has been named Student of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Bob and Jodie Lamm and is a junior at Tucumcari High School. Lamm has been active in FCCLA, FFA, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. She volunteers with the Saint Anne's Catechism program and is active in […]

Menus – Feb. 6

The following are the menus for the schools and the senior citizens center in Quay County for Feb. 7-13. Tucumcari Thursday No School-Parent/Teacher conferences Monday Breakfast: Biscuit and sausage, fruit, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic roll, green beans, spinach salad, ranch dressing, pears, milk Snack: Oatmeal raisin squares, juice. Tuesday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, […]

County occupation license deadline passed

The Quay County Clerk is reminding business owners that Jan. 31 was the deadline for all county businesses located outside of Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon and House to renew their county Occupation License. If the business is no longer in operation, a representative needs to let the clerk's office know. If a new business has […]

Former detention center officer appeals termination

A former Quay County Detention Center officer accused of giving the wrong medicine to inmates appealing told Quay County Grievance Board members she shouldn't be fired because others have made the same errors. "There have been mistakes made before by others, I am not the only one to make this type of mistake," said Barbara […]

Bar should be raised on PRC qualifications

Last November, 542,928 New Mexicans voted to have the Legislature increase the qualifications to serve on the Public Regulation Commission. In no uncertain terms, 80 percent of the voting public decided being 18 years old and felony-free wasn't enough to justify a $92K-a-year salary and determine how much New Mexicans pay for electricity or natural […]

Police blotter – Feb. 6

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:33 a.m. an alarm was reported at the recreation center on the 900 block of East Laughlin Avenue. At 1:36 a.m. an alarm was reported at the recreation center on the […]