Police seize marijuana on Conchas ranch

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QCS Staff State police seized more than 350 marijuana plants and 85 pounds of packaged marijuana worth $218,000 at a ranch near Conchas. New Mexico State Police said Mark Hardage, 49, of Conchas, was charged with felony marijuana distribution Tuesday after a lengthy investigation. Agents with state police and the New Mexico Livestock Board said […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Calendar — May 26

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Grady Senior Citizens Building. Bring a covered dish for lunch.

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Our page — May 19

Honors Bridget Breen was inducted into the Chi Omega Sorority at Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. Breen is a freshman at ENMU majoring in Elementary Special Education. She is an active member of the Associated Students Activity Board. Her GPA for her first semester at ENMU was 3.42. She is a 2009 graduate of […]

Raton gaming license revoked

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Gaming Control Board has revoked a gaming license for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton, GCB Deputy Executive Director Greg Saunders said on Tuesday. “What this means for Quay County, is we have another opportunity,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

Community calendar

Thursday City Commission Meeting at 6 p.m., City Hall 215 East Center Street. Friday Mardi Gras Canjun Shrimp Boil at 6:30 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center at Call 461-4413 for information March 19 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library 602 South Second Street. March 22 Quay County Commission Meeting at 9 a.m., the Quay […]

Looking for leaders to stand up

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In an effort to reach out to the future city leaders, a local group asked the Tucumcari Public School Board of Education to help locate candidates for their new leadership development courses. Jim Lafferty approached the school board members Monday night to ask for their support of the leadership […]

EPCOG dismisses executive director

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will […]

School board OKs bond sale

QCS staff The Tucumcari Public Schools’ Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of $900,000 in school building bonds. “The bonds will be used towards the construction of the new high school,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS business manager. Bauler said the bonds are part of the $3 million bond voters approved in February 2007. […]