Manuel Preciado facing new felony child abuse charges

Manuel Preciado

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A former Tucumcari foster parent already facing five felony charges related to sexual contact with a minor has been charged with nine more felony counts of sexual penetration and contact of a minor, state police and Quay County Magistrate Court records show. Manuel Preciado, 64, of Tucumcari, is now […]

Turquoise Health & Wellness services leaving New Mexico

By Aubry Buzek and Thomas Garcia Staff Writers Turquoise Health and Wellness “cannot stand on its own” when Lifewell ceases operations with them March 31, according to an email sent to CNJ from Matt Kennicott, the director of external affairs for the New Mexico Human Services Department. Turquoise, a behavioral health agency treating Medicaid patients […]

Crimestoppers, Tucumcari Police review K-9 contract

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Crimestoppers Tuesday took another step towards the purchase of a narcotics and tracking dog to lease for $1 per year to the Tucumcari Police Department. The Crimestoppers board of directors reviewed and requested amendments to a contract presented to them by Jason Braziel, Tucumcari’s chief of police. […]

Menus— Jan. 22- Jan. 28

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Jan. 22- Jan. 28. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Pork Posole, spinach salad, pinto beans, tortilla, strawberries and preaches Friday Frito pie, mixed vegetables, lemon crisp cookie Monday Hot turkey sandwich, cranberry salad, tomato and cucumber […]

Dispatch board still working on JPA

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Progress on a joint powers agreement (JPA) to guide operations of Quay County’s emergency radio dispatch system has been delayed while the system’s governing board works out issues related to independence and employee pay. Approval of the JPA was taken off agendas of the Tucumcari City Commission and the […]

Newsom calls free two-year college plan ‘monumental’

Diana Cassidy (left), administrator for Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs
at Mesalands Community College, helps students
Bethany Bishop and Cellisha Martinez get oriented
to new iMac computers in a computer lab.
Tuesday was the first day of classes for Mesalands’
Spring 2015 semester.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor President Barack Obama’s proposal to make two years of community college free of charge for an estimated 9 million students a year is “monumental,” Thomas Newsom, president of Mesalands Community College, said Wednesday. Newsom compared its potential impact to that of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862, which […]

County Extension hosts free cooking classes for diabetics

QCS Staff The Quay County Extension Office is sponsoring a series of four classes to help people with diabetes learn to cook healthy meals. The series, calledKitchen Creations, will be taught by Brenda Bishop, Quay County Extension Home Economist and Jessie Robinson, Retired Nutritionist. The classes cover the most important information for people with diabetes […]

State supreme court upholds Mitchell’s re-appointment as judge

The New Mexico Supreme Court Friday upheld Gov. Susana Martinez’s re-appointment of Judge Albert Mitchell to preside over the courtrooms of the Tenth Judicial District. The decision was unanimous among the panel of five supreme court justices and court of appeals judges who heard the case, the supreme court announced in a press release. “The […]

Diabetic cooking classes scheduled; preregistration needed

The Quay County Extension Office is sponsoring a series of four classes to help people with diabetes learn to cook healthy meals. The series, called Kitchen Creations, will be taught by Brenda Bishop, Quay County Extension Home Economist and Jessie Robinson, retired nutritionist. The classes cover important information for people with diabetes about meal planning, […]

Only District 5 will be contested in Mesalands election

The only contested seat in the Mesalands Community College board election March 3 will be in District 5, where incumbent Liz Estrada will face Jim Keith. For the other two board seats to be voted on, only the incumbents filed their candidacy today. They are James Streetman, District 1, and Teresa Stephenson, District 5. The […]