San Jon Schools, county to benefit from Infigen incentives

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The industrial revenue bonds that will give Infigen, which operates the Caprock Wind Farm, an incentive to add a solar power generating plant to its wind generation complex will be shared between Quay County government and San Jon Schools. The Quay County Commission Monday gave preliminary approval to an […]

Court allows Mitchell’s judge application to stand

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Supreme Court Wednesday ruled against preventing Judge Albert Mitchell from applying for the judge position from which a slim majority of voters decided to remove  him in the Nov. 4 general election. The court denied a request for a writ that would have prevented Mitchell from […]

Land commissioner recount meets additional delays

Staff report The statewide recount in the New Mexico land commissioner race, which was supposed to begin Monday, has been delayed twice. No recount date had been set as of Tuesday morning. The recount is now the subject of wrangling between attorneys for the candidate who initially tallies show  lost the election and the state’s […]

Former Tucumcari officer to be arraigned on arson charges

QCS Staff Dustin “Dusty” Lopez, a former Tucumcari police officer facing felony arson charges, faces arraignment at 1 p.m. Monday before Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell in Tucumcari, court rdecords show. Robert Sandoval of Tucumcari, a co-defendant, will be arraigned at the same time, according to Matt Chandler, special prosecutor in the case. Another […]

Quay October unemployment rate shows slight decline

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for October was 5.2 percent, a tenth of a percentage point lower than September’s unemployment rate, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The October rate was eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 6 percent rate recorded for October 2013, department statistics show. The county’s […]

Tucumcari city manager to host “open office” Friday afternoon

Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger is hosting the first “open hours” session from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in City Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St., Tucumcari. “I hope this gives people that normally work from 8 to 5 a chance to come and visit and express their ideas, concerns, or […]

Correction: Tucumcari Parade of Lights

The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, not Friday. The parade will be followed by a reception and a visit from Santa Claus at the Tucumcari Train Depot at Second Street and Railroad Avenue downtown.

Court rules Mitchell’s application for judge should not be eliminated

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Albert Mitchell should not be eliminated as a candidate to fill his position after it is vacated on Dec. 31. By a slim margin, voters decided not to retain Mitchell in the Nov. 4 general […]

Court action delays land commissioner re-count

The statewide re-count of the vote for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, which was supposed to begin in all state counties on Dec. 8, has been delayed to allow the state supreme court to hear a challenge to the recount, according to Debbie Romero, a supreme court clerk. The incumbent commissioner, Ray Powell, asked […]

Arrest made in connection with Clovis homicide

Staff report Ariel Ulibarri did not know her alleged killer, her sister said Tuesday. Police say Matthew P. Jennings, 25, of Clovis on Tuesday confessed to the Nov. 9 slaying of Ulibarri at the Goodwin Lake walking trail. Jennings was being held on charges not related to the stabbing death early Tuesday evening, but officials […]