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QCS Staff About 50 employees of Tucumcari businesses attended a workshop on delivering top-notch customer service Friday. The workshop was sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, the Tucumcari Chamber of Commcrce and the Small Business Development Center located at Mesalands Community College. John Garcia, a former secretary of the New Mexico Deptartment of Tourism and former […]

Bill would help support STEM education

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A proposed bill will help strengthen the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and training programs in throughout New Mexico, including Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, where STEM contributions are already increasing the capacity of the classrooms and level of education, college officials say. U.S. Senators Tom Udall […]

Arch Hurley candidates must file by July 26

QCS Staff Candidates for director positions on the Arch Hurley Conservancy District must file their declarations by July 26, according to a resolution the district’s board approved June 11. Two board positions, one representing municipalities and one representing the district at-large, will be decided in the election, which will be held from 7 a.m . […]

Saddleback subdivision once again approved

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor After approving then withdrawing approval, the Quay County Commission again has approved the Saddleback Subdivision east of Tucumcari. The 23-acre, four-lot subdivision was revoked on May 13 after being approved by a unanimous vote on Jan. 14. The new and latest approval was granted on June 10, with Commissioner […]

Legislator’s staff emphasizes senior assistance

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Tucumcari resident’s story Thursday of how a local legislator’s office helped him receive disability benefits highlighted a visit to Tucumcari by a staff member from the Roswell office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Iris Chavez, the staff member, spoke with senior citizens and other residents at the Tucumcari […]

Udall opens office in Portales

QCS Staff U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) has opened an office in Portales to serve Eastern New Mexico counties, incuding Quay County. according to a news release from the lawmaker. The Eastern New Mexico office is located in the Roosevelt County Enterprise Center, 100 South Avenue A, Suite 113 in Portales. It will provide Eastern […]

Steve: Technology is a time-saver in newsroom

In a back room of the Quay County Sun building, there’s an old darkroom that sheds new light on a lot of memories for an old reporter who used to take pictures that then had to be processed in total darkness. It seems not that long ago that anyone who used a camera seriously had […]

Comments from the canyons: Sunday drive memorable affair

Because all the tires were round and the gas tank was full, Prissy and I decided to take a little longer ride than usual on Sunday afternoon. We hadn’t been farther than Quay in months and figured we could go as far as the plains to see what was going on there. Each drive in […]

Rockabilly festival gets warm reception

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor New interest among young adults in old cars, old music and old pop culture united in a place where these interests never faded as Tucumcari hosted the first Rockabilly on the Route event June 7-9. Organizers declared the event a complete success and are ready to plan a similar […]

Meetings watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The Tucumcari City Commission met Thursday evening at Tucumcari City Hall. Commissioners Jimmy Sandoval; Ernest Dominguez Jr.; Amiel Curnutt, mayor; Dora Salinas-McTigue; and Robert Lumpkin attended. Commissioners commented favorably on the Rockabilly on the Route event June 7-9. City Manager Doug Powers noted that city grant writers had succeeded in obtaining grants for $2.2 million, […]