Rep Roch: H.B. 39 ‘disastrous’

Thomas Garcia A bill that proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts now awaits the Gov. Susan Martinez’s final decision. H.B. 39 passed through the House and Senate before the special legislative session ended last weekend despite bipartisan opposition. It would split Tucumcari’s representation into legislative Districts 63, 67, 68 and 70. By Tues-day, […]

Proposed Legislative redistricting will split Quay County

Thomas Garcia A bill introduced by House Democrats Friday during the a special session of Legislature proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts. “This bill will remove me from representing Quay, Union and Harding County,” said Rep. Dennis Roch. Roch said HB 39 was introduced by Rep. Mary Helen Garcia and would split Tucumcari’s […]

Drop in enrollment leads to budget deficit

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The Tucumcari Public Schools have been able to make up for a budget deficit of $180,000 with cuts in discretionary spending and other budget categories that do not interfere with classroom instruction, school officials said. The deficit was caused by a drop in enrollment and a related reduction in the amount the state allots school […]

Districts to hold elections on Feb. 3 for school boards

By QCS Staff The Quay County Clerk’s Office will be conducting the school district elections for the Tucumcari, House, Logan and San Jon School Districts.

School super jumps to six-figure salary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools superintendent Aaron McKinney’s salary was bumped to $100,000 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. School board members met in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss McKinney’s mid-year review. School board chairman Albert J. Mitchell said McKinney’s salary, compared to other school districts in the […]

At your service

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By Clara Rey: Tucumcari city secretary Water bills are due and payable the first of each month, with a $10 late charge penalty if payment is not received by the 21st. If water service is disconnected, there will be an additional $25 fee to reconnect during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. […]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement […]