State still investigating source of salmonella outbreak

By QCS Staff So far, 39 people from nine counties in New Mexico have been sick with a strain of salmonella called Salmonella Saintpaul, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Health. Several people have been hospitalized, and no one has died. Patients are from Bernalillo, Cibola, Curry, Dona Ana, McKinley, Otero, […]

Rural values at stake in coming election

By Allen Weh At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, and while […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

By Freedom Newspapers An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department […]

USDA drought aid offers producers some relief

By QCC Staff By QCS Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded eligibility in six eastern New Mexico counties for livestock producers to qualify for drought aid under a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.   The USDA announcement […]

MCI trailer to be housed in city

Special to the Sun Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (EMS Region III), in partnership with the Division of Epidemiology and Response of the New Mexico Department of Health-EMS Bureau and Homeland Security Department, is working to increase the emergency preparedness of Quay County through provision of a Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer to be stationed […]