Local appointed to committee


QCS staff Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Rex Kirksey of Tucumcari to the New Mexico Land Title Trust Fund Advisory Committee, the governor’s office announced on Friday. Kirksey is the owner and manager of First Title Services, LLC, of Tucumcari. Prior to starting his own business Kirksey spent 32 years as the superintendent and college […]

Arch Hurley releases budget

QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has budgeted more than $1.4 million to meet operational and debt obligations for calendar year 2014. Assessments to raise these funds total $11 per acre for Class A members and 5.262 mills ($5.26 per $1, 000 of assessed valuation) for Class B members. Class A members are those […]

Administrator: Jail activity up

QCS Staff The three months from April 1 to June 30 were substantially busier for the Quay County Detention Center than the previous three months, Detention Center Administrator T.J. Rich told the Quay County Commission on Monday. The facility’s average daily occupancy rose from 39 inmates a day to 47, the average length of stay […]

Mesalands meet and greet scheduled

QCS staff Mesalands Community College would like to invite the community to a meet and greet for our new president Thomas Newsom and his wife, Vicky Newsom, at 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., on Aug. 1, at the Great Room located in Building A. Refreshments will be served.

Jury selection begins in kidnapping, murder trial

QCS Staff Jury selection has begun in the final trial of a defendant in the August 2010 kidnapping and murder of an Oklahoma couple who had stopped at a Quay County rest stop on Interstate 40 in Quay County. The trial is being held in Albuquerque U.S. District Court under Judge U.S. District Judge Judith […]

4-H members compete at state conference

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First Place Entomology Team, from left: Ashlee Bradley, Randall Rush, and Taylor Hayes.

QCS Staff Quay County Senior 4-H members competed at the State 4-H Conference, bringing home two first-place team awards and placing three teams and one individual in the top five. The senior 4-Hers, ages 15-18, competed in contests, attended leadership workshops, and elected new state officers July 9-10 at New Mexico State University at Las […]

Unemployment up to 7 percent

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for June marked the end of a two-month period of four- and five-year lows for the county. The county’s unemployment rate stood at 7 percent for June 2013, state Department of Workforce Solutions figures show. The unemployment rate for the state for the same month was 6.8 percent. In […]

On the shelves — July 24

Fiction “And The Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini. A Multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.” “Zero Hour,” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the Numa team search for a machine, buried in an ocean […]

Comments from the canyons: Visiting with former classmate rare treat

We often visit about THS alumni and the fun we have when we get together, but rarely do we visit much about alumni from New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now New Mexico State University). As one who was privileged tograduate from NM A&MA, I really enjoy seeing others who had that same […]

Lauriault: Being holy in all we do precludes doing evil that good may result

My wife had a traumatic experience that began with a rude awakening by a rumble strip along the edge of a highway. So now, she considers rumble strips to be evil. If she knows you’re going to cross one to avoid something on the road, she can deal with it, but the reason had better […]