New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. […]

Iraq, Afghanistand vets can apply for new GI benefits

By QCS Staff On Monday, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans can apply in Tucumcari for the new college benefits, said a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s office.

Proposal calls for Lopez to be a consultant

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to serve as the city’s police consultant – as an unpaid volunteer for three months – is to be considered at a special meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday. The agreement is an attempt to work around the […]

Be prepared for the drug benefit deadline

By Pete Domenici: Guest Columnist The May 15 deadline for signing up for Medicare prescription drug benefits is quickly approaching and there are still thousands of New Mexicans, particularly low-income residents, who have not signed up.  Because we built in extra compensations to help poor seniors, I strongly encourage them to act now to sign […]

Program offers heating help

William Thompson Quay County residents who need help with their utility bills this winter can find some relief at the New Mexico Human Services office on West Route 66 Boulevard. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is in operation, offering eligible residents a one-time payout. Esther Blea, handles the applications for utility bill […]