Plateau: Passwords, email addresses compromised

By Robin Fornoff CMI projects editor Plateau officials confirmed Wednesday that “a number of its Internet customers’ passwords and email addresses have been compromised.” Plateau customers were being asked to change their email passwords immediately, according to the press release. Rogue hackers TeamBerserk claimed responsibility for the compromise, saying they have published the […]

Racing commission to hear public input on license

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Racing Commission plans to sit in on an Aug. 21 meeting of the New Mexico Gaming Control Board to hear public input concerning the possible issuing of a sixth gaming license for another race track in New Mexico. The commissioners will not be making a presentation […]

Local smith wins world honors


Steve Hansen QCS Managng Editor Jim Keith started shoeing horses when he was 15 because he rode them. He didn’t know there were people who would shoe a horse for you. Then he became one of those people he did not know existed when he was 15. In fact, one of the best. Keith, a […]

Residents gather for annual Field day

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Quay County Extension Agent Tom Dominguez listens as rancher Tom Sidwell describes efforts to keep the Lesser Prairie Chicken off the threatened or endangered species lists.

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Whether, like Bob Carr, they came to learn about treated wastewater and irrigation, or, like rancher Tom Sidwell, they came for the camaraderie, about 100 area residents gathered for the annual Field Day at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. The event included a barbecue dinner […]

Rep. Dennis Roch named Logan schools superintendent

QCS Staff State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been named the new superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools, effective Aug. 19, the first day of classes. Roch was the principal of Texico Junior High and a former assistant superintendent at both Texico and Tucumcari. Roch replaces Johnnie Cain, who resigned as Logan’s superintendent on July 14 […]

Water outage caused by leak

QCS staff A service outage affecting members of the RAD Water Users Cooperative from late Monday night to late Tuesday afternoon was caused by a leak in the co-op’s main water line, Donna Lafferty, RAD’s secretary and bookkeeper said Tuesday evening. The outage affected all 280 RAD users, Lafferty said. The leak was repaired and […]

Morper Group changes name

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Only the name has changed as "Land Tycoons" has replaced "The Morper Group" signs on many properties for sale or lease in Quay County.

QCS Staff The signs have changed but the business is still the same. Most of the Morper Group real estate signs that were visible in many areas in and around Tucumcari now sport the name Land Tycoons. The signs, however, still promote a commercial and large-lot real estate brokering firm that consists of Robert Morper […]

Interim rodeo coach hired


QCS Staff Two days after Mesalands Community College held their fall registration rush, officials announced they have hired an interim intercollegiate rodeo coach and an assistant rodeo coach to lead the team in as they prepare to start their 2013 season on Sept. 20 at Tsaile, Ariz. Mesalands President Dr. Thomas W. Newsom approved the […]

State police district nine commander promoted

QCS Staff New Mexico State Police District Nine Commander Capt. Jimmy Glascock was promoted to the rank of deputy chief of state police on Aug. 2 and will now oversee statewide uniform operations and recruitment. “It is a tremendous honor to be selected for this position,” said Glascock. Glascock was promoted by Department of Public […]

Comments from the canyons: Watching friend grow, flourish has been privilege

The emotional experiences of the Rattler Reunion became emotional experiences regarding New Mexico State University when Debbie Widger, associate vice president of development and close friend, stopped in town on one of her trips to the east side of the state. We had dinner together and did much visiting about our years at NMSU. She […]