Mesalands offers online wind classes to Vaughn

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Mesalands Community College directors and administrators join Vaughn Schools administrators and students to sign an agreement offering Mesalands wind energy technology classes to Vaughn High School students online for dual credit.

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will offer Wind Energy Technology classes online to Vaughn High School students on a dual-credit basis. Participating students will receive both high school and college credit for these courses. Administrators from Mesalands visited Vaughn High School last week to finalize the agreement and to meet with school administrators, teachers, […]

K-Bob’s joins Chamber

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Laronda Ciciarelli, the new K-Bob’s general manager gives the chamber members and public a tour of the newly remodeled restaurant including the new food counter room.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, K-Bob’s Steak House, Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are happy to be a part of the chamber and look forward to serving and growing with the community,” said Laronda Ciciarelli, the new K-Bob’s general manager. Members of […]

Luján promotes Farm Bill, blasts GOP

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

QCS Staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) promoted the pending Farm Bill, including full funding for the food stamp program, and blasted the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives in an interview Wednesday with the Quay County Sun. He also said New Mexico should view its recent last-place finish in child well-being measures “with alarm.” […]

Fair crowning moment for some youth


See fair results here. By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Quay County Fair is about young people. It’s about a year’s worth of care, feeding, medicating, grooming, cleaning out stalls and watching as a calf becomes a heifer or a steer, as a piglet becomes a hog, a lamb a sheep, a kid a […]

New school year begins


QCS staff School began Monday for 1,470 Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Quay County’s public schools. Districts reported that their enrollment numbers showed only slight changes from last year’s enrollment. In Tucumcari, 1,024 students started the school year. Dave Johnson, assistant superintendent said. Some 531 were enrolled at Tucumcari Elementary School, 226 were enrolled […]

Fourth and final defendant sentenced in 2010 bank robbery


CNJ Staff The fourth and final defendant was sentenced Monday for his involvement in the April 2010 bank robbery in Melrose, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.  All four were Tucumcari residents. Marcos Maestas, 23, was dealt a 12-year prison sentence after being convicted in June of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, […]

Underwater construction blast at Ute kills fish

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Ute Lake Project officials said a controlled underwater blast at the site of Phase I on Friday killed an unknown number of fish at the lake.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Game and Fish Department was aware of a controlled underwater blast Friday for the Ute Water Project that resulted in over 900 fish being killed at Ute Lake Reservoir. The total number of dead fish recovered after the Aug. 16 blast at Ute Lake is 941, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commission authorizes pursuit of road grants


QCS Staff The Quay County Commission on Monday authorized county road officials to pursue grants that could finance over $500,000 in county road improvements. The projects were divided into three groups by state funding source. In one group were projects to be funded by state grant money reserved for arterial roads. Included were improvements to […]