Disaster assistance funds available for Quay County

QCS staff Six New Mexico counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to continuing drought. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. announced the counties are eligible due to their proximity to Texas counties, which were declared disaster areas. As a result of the declaration, farmers and ranchers in Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, […]

Economic assistance passed for day care

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City commissioners approved an ordiance for an application for loval economic develpoment assistance for building a new day care in Tucumcari during Thursday’s meeting. Patrick Vanderpool, who is the extecutive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development agency, presented the ordiance to the commission. “It will open some new […]

County approves JAG application

By QCS Staff Quay County Commissioners approved the application of a $53,000 grant from the Department of Justice during Mondays regular meeting. The Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG), will be split between the Quay County Sheriffs Office and Tucumcari Police Department, said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. McCasland said the two agencies planned on purchasing a law […]

County Commission approves professional service agreement

QCS Staff An Albuquerque firm will provide information on elections, probate and other issues to the Quay County clerk’s office. Quay County commissioners on Monday agreed to pay $5,000 for a year of services to NM Clerks LLC. Commissioners also: • Approved $1,500 for the Tucumcari Public Library to purchase new computer chairs. • Approved […]

Board discusses new school funding

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico By Thomas Garcia Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari Public School Board discussed the need for additional fund-raisers and Capital Outlay funds to aid in the cost of the new high school. The board approved the design for the new high school and construction is scheduled to begin in November, […]

Letters to the Editor: Fundraiser benefits cancer patients, thanks for tribute

Your response helped her help others Recently, my sister, Dr. Lynne (Frey) Bliss was diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by the support that the medical community in Farmington is showing her, we organized a fundraiser to help meet the needs of individuals struggling with cancer here with travel assistance for treatment. We would like to thank […]

Police chief resigns

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By QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham announced he is resigning at the end of the month, according to a press release. Ham has served as the City’s Police Chief since June, 2005. Ham said that the resignation was a personal decision, based primarily on his needing to spend more time with his immediate […]

FEMA services available

QCS Staff As part of the FEMA activation, the State Bar of New Mexico has activated its Disaster Legal Services Hotline. The hotline is coordinated by staff attorney, Rosalie Fragoso, along with the assistance of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division to provide legal advice, counseling and representation to individuals affected by the disaster. The […]

FEMA’s Logan office assists tornado victims

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In the first hours, more than a dozen residents of Logan sought the assistance of FEMA officials at the temporary disaster recovery center. “The staff here were very helpful and nice,” said Robert Simpson, whose house was damaged from the tornado. “They had answers to a lot of the […]

FEMA gets president’s okay to assist tornado victims, how you can apply

By Staff and wires President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]