Gov. Martinez fills judge vacancy

STAFF REPORT On Friday, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tucumcari attorney Timothy O’Quinn to fill the Quay County Magistrate Court judge vacancy following the retirement of David Joel Garnett. Numerous attempts to contact O’Quinn were unsuccessful. O’Quinn was one of the applicants who applied for the magistrate judge position along with Paula Chacon, Thomas […]

Musician shows New Mexico pride

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A New Mexico-born country music artist chose to share the love and pride of her heritage in her first music video, which was partially filmed in Tucumcari. Albuquerque native Alex Stern’s music video “Runaways” was released Sept. 27 as the first single from her album “Midnight Bandits.” “I wanted […]

Candidate Q&A: Court Appeals

The following are Q&As with the candidates for the New Mexico Court of Appeals — Republican Stephen French and Democrat Julie Vargas. Both candidates were asked the same questions. Stephen French Court of Appeals Judge Stephen French said he has worked over 2,000 cases in court on both the state and federal level. French said […]

Helena Rodriguez: ¡No tengo tiempo para crisis!

Siempre pensé que yo era una persona que no se preocupaba por nada. Tuve una mini crisis hace unas cuantas semanas, todo se veía bien y tranquillo así que pronto supe que se aproximaba una crisis y me tomo de sorpresa. La esperaba y no se puede tener una cenal de madurez o una suponen […]

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Your heart must be Godly to bear good fruit

By Leonard Lauriault   Religion Columnist While I often give some background about where I got the idea for my articles, because of the circumstances, I cannot do that this time. That being said, something happened that pleased me greatly and I made a connection between the event and some qualities of the heart of […]

Roch ‘right to work’ bill passes out of committee

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican A bill to end mandatory union membership as a condition of employment in the state, sponsored by state Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan, received its first hearing Jan. 29  in the New Mexico Legislature. Roch’s so-called “right-to-work” bill, which bans compulsory union dues, is one of the highest-profile issues of […]

Verizon store to set up in Tucumcari

QCS Staff Tucumcari will host a Verizon Wireless store beginning in March March, if all goes according to schedule. Greg Wensel, a representative for Ensignal, the company that will own the store, said the Tucumcari outlet will be a full-service Verizon store, selling and servicing phones and service packages. The store will be located at […]

Bulk power line for renewable energy hits roadblock

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A transmission project that could deliver renewable energy from southeastern New Mexico to lucrative Southwest U.S. electricity markets has received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior, but has run into a roadblock from New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn. The bulk-power transmission line would not provide an immediate […]

Wednesday is filing day for Mesalands board election

Wednesday, Jan. 14, is the filing day for candidates for the board of trustees of Mesalands Community College. Candidates must file a “declaration of candidacy” on that day in the office of the Quay County Clerk, 300 South Third Street, Tucumcari,  between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates must be registered voters and reside in […]