Legislature: Keep an eye on session’s likely movers and shakers

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican There are 112 members of the state Legislature. Virtually every one of them has the potential of becoming the center […]

Legislature: Tips for navigating the Roundhouse frenzy

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican While politicians talk a lot about welcoming public participation in the New Mexico Legislature, which convenes at noon Tuesday, in […]

Legislature: Workshop aims to turn education advocates into citizen lobbyists

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Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Lobbyists for Santa Fe Public Schools told a group of teachers and potential education activists Saturday that the school district’s […]

Caution: Laughter May Cause a Rise in Blood Pressure

One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year is, no kidding, a doormat, one with a label proclaiming, “This perfectly fine if not certainly adequate DOORMAT is Made in the USA.” This fine doormat was bundled with some other gifts, one of which was a prodigious chunk of fine blue cheese. A love of blue […]

Correction: Time of special Tucumcari City Commission meeting is 3 p.m. Friday

The time of a special Tucumcari City Commission to discuss options for choosing a new commissioner for Commission District 2 is 3 p.m. Friday.  The Sun published the time as 6 p.m. Friday.

Officials: Roswell shooting reaffirms existing policies

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Superintendents at Quay County schools view Tuesday’s shooting at a Middle School in Roswell as a tragedy that reaffirms their existing policies and plans for future training in addressing shooter situations. Late Tuesday afternoon, reports from Roswell indicated an 11-year-old boy was in critical condition and a 12-year-old girl […]

EPAC tournament results

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QCS Staff Here is how Quay County’s basketball teams fared at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference (EPAC) tournament last week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games were played at Melrose. Friday and Saturday rounds were played at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Stadium in Portales. Logan’s Lady Longhorns placed third in the tourney Saturday with a […]

Honors — Jan. 15

Army Sgt. 1st Class Derek White was promoted on Jan. 2. He is in his 12th year of service. Previous duty locations included bases in Korea, Germany, Israel and Afghanistan. Derek is currently stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. White is a 1998 graduate of Tucumcari High School and is the son of Ben […]

Club notes — Jan. 15

San Jon has a new 4-H club. The club is called the Yuccas. Officers were elected at the November meeting. They are: President, Ashlee Bradley; Song & Recreation Leader, Julian Everett; Vice President, Tobe Slater; Historian, Andrew Husted; Secretary, Brevin Stoner; Parliamentarian, Henry Molyneaux; Treasurer, Colten Leonard; Council Delegate, Jesse Leonard; Reporter, Dustin Bryant. The […]

Commission postpones decision on replacement

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission heard a series of appeals Thursday’s for a special election to decide who will replace recalled Commissioner Jimmy Sandoval, representing Commission District 2. State statute says the commission has a choice between appointing a replacement or holding a special election. The commission has scheduled a […]