San Jon, Logan and House voters approve tax

William Thompson Voters in San Jon, Logan and House recently approved continuing the capital improvement tax for their respective schools. House Schools Superintendent Art Brokenbek said he wanted to reassure residents there is no new rise in their property taxes. “The current tax rate is two dollars per $1,000 worth of property and that will […]

San Jon superintendent signs on for three more years

By Leslie Radford The San Jon School Board announced at their meeting Jan. 11 to keep superintendent Craig Stockton on board. Stockton signed a contract for three more years to serve as superintendent for San Jon Schools. “It’s not common for a superintendent in New Mexico to stay with a school after their first year,” […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]

Eggs over Internet

By Leslie Radford These days one can find just about anything a person needs on the Internet. The Internet has become an increasingly popular way to do business as well. Floeck’s Country Ostrich Ranch northeast of Tucumcari has recently started selling ostrich eggs on eBay. “We were looking into a new way to market our […]

La Casa de La Hope reopens

By Leslie Radford La Casa de La Hope reopened their doors last month after shutting their doors for a month to remodel and restructure the board to provide services once again to needy families in the area. Rev. Sue Mortensen, president of the board and business manager for La Casa, said La Casa is a […]

ALTRUSA RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMCAST FOUNDATION

QCS Staff The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari Inc. received a $1,710 check from the Comcast Foundation on Dec. 15, 2004. This grant from The Comcast Foundation is in recognition of the 75 local Comcast employee volunteers, their families, and others who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. Fred Dominguez, manager of the local Comcast Company […]

Unofficial school board election results

Yesterday was election day for school board members in the area. The polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m. with these unofficial results (winners are highlighted): San Jon- Position No. 1: Frank D. Gibson, 118; Robert L Frost, 65 Position No. 3: Arthur L. White, 90; Ronald L. Stoner, Jr., 89 Position No. 4: Timothy L. […]

New auto shop to open

By William Thompson Don White, a former service manager at Big Country Ford, said he will open a new full-service auto care shop on Route 66 Boulevard by March 1. D & A Auto Care and will have access to a full-line of NAPA parts and warranties for parts and service. “I worked for 14 […]

Commodities distributed in Tucumcari

By William Thompson Wednesday morning approximately 100 area residents showed up at the Quay County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall to receive free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Volunteer Delfinio Garcia, one of 17 volunteers on hand, said he expected around 400 people to visit over the course of the day. “We give out food items once […]

community briefs

QCS Staff Free school lunches continue for now Tucumcari schools announced recently that all students will continue on Provision II “Free” Lunch status until after a school board meeting on Feb. 21. At that time, a final determination will be made for the remainder of the school year. Board members attend training Local school board […]