County extension hosting seminar

QCS staff The 44th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, hosted by the Quay County Extension Service, will be held Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The doors will open at 8 a.m. for registration, refreshments and visiting. Programs will begin at 8:30 a.m., with an opening key note speaker. Several sponsors will have booths […]

Antitrust laws hamstring development

On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cellphone competitor […]

Expansion in the works for college

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By QCS Staff Further development and expansion of existing programs is the focus of Mesalands Community College’s faculty and staff, said president Mildred Lovato. “The colleges, faculty and staff are a cut above the rest,” Lovato said. Lovato said taking over as president of the college has been everything she has expected and more. “My […]

Tucumcari still friendly, welcoming community

Lynn Moncus As we continue to review some of the history of the territorial days, we note the comments by the John F. Worley Directory Company regarding the development of agriculture in our county. “The evolution of the vast and fertile plains around Tucumcari from grazing to agriculture is yet in its infancy but has […]

Tucumcari city manager fired

Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday morning fired City Manager Bobbye Rose, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. Community Development Director Doug Powers has been named interim manager, Dougherty said. Rose was terminated on a 3-2 vote, Mayor Jim Witcher said. Witcher, Antonio Apodaca and Jimmy Sandoval voted yes, while Amiel Curnutt and Robert Lumpkin voted […]

Meetings watch: Rural development interim committee

The Economic and Rural Development Interim Committee held their committee meeting at Mesalands Comm-unity College on July 6-7. The meeting focused on renewable energy which made Mesalands and the new North American Wind Re-search and Training Center, an ideal location. “The committee wanted to look at energy and this part of the state is known […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams […]

Community calendar — Oct. 6

Thursday City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Monday Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC. Oct. 15 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. Oct .28 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Oct. 22 City […]

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories

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Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]