Quay ranked worst in state for child well-being

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County Commissioners heard a litany of bad news about the state of Quay County’s child well-being in a report from Quay County Health Council Coordinator Alida Brown Monday. The figures Brown cited have culminated in Quay County’s being ranked worst in the state overall for risks to child […]

Police blotter — July 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   Thursday • At 4:36 a.m., an alarm was reported at a restaurant on the 1100 block of East Route 66. An officer advised all was OK. • At 11:33 a.m., a man […]

Quay County Fairgrounds hosting 4-H horse show, rodeo

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Pole racing, pictured above, will be one of the many events that horse riders will compete in during the Quay County 4-H Rodeo Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fair Grounds.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Fairgrounds will be site of the 52nd Annual State 4-H Horse Show and Quay County 4-H Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. Local supporter and horsewoman Ruth Nelson will direct the horse show. Action starts at 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. […]

State police offering public access to alert system

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer An alert system that New Mexico State Police have used to communicate information to other public safety departments is now being offered to the public statewide with the goal of keeping residents informed and safe. State Police officials announced Wednesday that residents can now sign up for the State Police’s […]

Mesalands reducing technology fees

Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Mesalands Community College has reduced the technology fees associated with its Wind Energy Technology Program, beginning in the upcoming fall semester. According to a release from the two-year college, the move will make the college more competitive with similar programs and more affordable for the students. Before the fee restructuring, […]

Quay chamber elects officers

QCS Staff The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce has elected officers for the 2013-2014 term. John Mihm, a business owner, was elected president; Aaron Kennedy, vice president of student affairs at Mesalands Community College, was elected first vice president; and Kathi McClelland, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy, was elected second vice president. The Chamber also elected board […]

Couple files complaint against county

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor shansen@qcsunonline.com A couple that owns land next to the proposed Saddleback subdivision in Quay County east of Tucumcari has alleged violations of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act in a complaint filed in 10th District Court. Christina Fleming and Drake Swenson, who own a farm next to the […]

Menus — July 24

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 25-31   Thursday Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables, orange   Friday Santa Fe chicken, rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, pineapple upside down cake   Monday Green chili hamburger, lettece, tomato, cheese, onions, pickles, ranch beans, onion rings, applescauce […]

Hospital tax up for vote

QCS Staff Quay County voters will decide on Sept. 17 whether to continue a special gross receipts tax that benefits Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. The Quay County Sun reported on July 10 that the County Commission had approved the tax. The commission only approved a “proposed ordinance” to maintain this existing tax, which is […]

Steve: Walking helps thoughts flow

In my attempt to cheat time as much as I can, I try to stay in shape. In this effort, I have a personal trainer. His name is Andrew, and he keeps my pace at “power walk,” unless a rabbit or something that smells interesting crosses our path. Then sometimes things get confused. His leash […]