Summer reading contests launch

QCS staff Four summer reading contests for children have been launched as part of Gov. Susana Martinez’s Summer Reading Challenge. The programs are sponsored by a variety of statewide community partners and offer prizes for participating students and winners. “The summer reading challenges are designed to stop the ‘summer slide,’ where students often lose a […]

Thomas: Rain brings life back to town

The rain we received this last month has made such a difference in how our county looks. In fact, in some areas you’ll even find standing bodies of water and that green stuff in the fields is grass. We all know we are in dire need of rainfall, not just in our region but also […]

Commission approves tax continuation

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission on Monday approved continuing a special gross receipts tax that benefits Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. The measure does not raise new tax revenues, commissioners said. It just keeps an existing tax in place. Hospital Administrator Lance Labine appeared before the commission with Craig Cosner, chairman of the hospital’s […]

Lauriault: Sin, like food, can haunt you later

I got some food on my tie at a church potluck a while back. I didn’t want to just throw away the tie because it was among my favorites, so I took a damp rag and removed the food. The next time I decided to wear that tie, I left it lying with my other […]

Comments from the canyons: Rattler reunion publications on their way

For Tucumcari High School alumni, our most special time of the year is arriving as we were reminded by the arrival of 2013 Tucumcari High School Rattler reunion annual and the 2013 Golden Rattler directory. When these two publications arrive each year, we begin making plans to meet with special friends who will be coming […]

Counseling service facing criminal investigation

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor Teambuilders Counseling Services, Inc., which provides counseling and other services in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari is among 15 behavioral health providers facing a criminal investigation after a statewide audit found rampant overbilling and potential fraud at these providers’ facilities. New Mexico’s Health and Human Services Department ordered the […]

New Mexico Tech representatives visit Mesalands

Special to QCS Representatives from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) recently visited the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College, to develop their graduate research projects in wind energy. Kevin Wedeward, professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech, and student […]

Police blotter — July 10

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Friday • At 2:43 a.m., a woman reported a fight on the 800 block of East McGee Avenue. An officer advised all was OK, it was a verbal argument only. • At […]

Menus — July 10

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 11-17: Thursday Hidden chicken legs, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and cheese, bread, margarine, yellow cake with icing. Friday Steak and stuff, spinach, parmesan potato rounds, buttered peas and carrots, whole wheat roll, margarine, lemon bar. Monday Roast beef, scalloped potatoes, […]

Los Lunas man drowns in Ute Lake

A 63-year-old Los Lunas man was pronounced dead apparent drowning Tuesday at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital after his wife found him floating face-down in Ute Lake. At 8:50 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were notified the body of Walter Bell was discovered by his wife, said Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said the man’s […]