State lawmakers back accused health providers

Steve Hansen CMI Staff Writer Support from state legislators, and local health officials, and a lawsuit against the state’s secretary of Human Services have gotten behind 15 behavioral health providers who are facing a criminal investigation after an audit ordered by the Human Services Dept. One of those providers is Teambuilders Counseling Services, which serves […]

School board approves issuing bonds

QCS Staff The Tucumcari School District Board on Monday approved issuing the last $200,000 of bonds approved by voters in 2011. The board has issued the first $1.8 million of these bonds. The bonds pay for some of the district’s share of a $20-million cost to build the new Tucumcari High School and make other […]

New physician at clinic

Dr. Thomas Doncaster

QCS staff A new physician has joined the Presbyterian Family Medicine Clinic in Tucumcari. Dr. Thomas Doncaster, D.O., who prefers to be called “Dr. Tom,” started his new duties at the clinic on Monday after completing two weeks of training in Presbyterian’s electronic record-keeping system. Doncaster did ranch work in the Roy area in the […]

Our page — July 17

Burns-Breshears Steve and Kim Burns of Tucumcari announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Burns to Josh Breshears, son of Cindy Fox of Nevada, Mo. The couple will be married on Oct. 12 at the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Burns is a 2006 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2010 graduate […]

Letter to the editor — July 17

Funding suspension having impact Suspension of behavioral health Medicaid funding is having significant impact on Quay County’s health and well-being. The New Mexico Department of Human Services recently announced a behavioral health Medicaid fund audit and suspension of payments to those agencies being investigated. As a result, agencies around the state are unable to provide […]

Thomas: Rain brings both good and bad

I am grateful for the rainfall we had this weekend and the forecasted chances for additional rain throughout this nest week. As I wrote in my previous column the rain has sparked the signs of life around the county and in town. Everywhere you look you can see green yards and fields as opposed to […]

Comments from the canyons: Memories of simpler times combat modern frustration

Although this woman from Ima is pleased to have been born before the computer age began, I am frustrated to be unable to win the battles with some computer operated items with which we are forced to deal on a daily basis. For instance, filling my car’s gasoline tank is such a major operation for […]

Notes from the church lady: Sometimes we have to let God work

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”. 1 Peter 5:7 When the Presto pressure cooker arrived in the mail it was safe to say I was not impressed. In fact, I was actually intimidated by the shiny chrome pot. Mark was thrilled as he was the one who ordered it and […]

Police blotter — July 17

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Friday • At 1:15 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 500 block of East Elm Avenue. A man was arrested and taken to the Quay County […]

Logan superintendent resigns

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan School Board accepted the resignation of Johnnie Cain as superintendent Monday and officially began the search for his replacement. Cain has accepted a position as superintendent of the Portales Municipal School District. The Logan board accepted Cain’s resignation during Monday’s meeting as a formality that allows the board […]