Head Start program awarded grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Head Start program in Tucumcari is getting $245, 202 in federal stimulus money, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan announced Friday. The grant was awarded to Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, Inc. The money will be used for their Early Head Start programs established in 1995 as an extension […]

‘Real life’ not seen in games

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I was taught at an early age the difference between fact and fiction. Things reported on the news were fact, but things in a sitcom or drama were fiction. Things you saw on the streets were fact, but things you saw on a movie screen were fiction. And one […]

Train derails near Nara Visa

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QCS Staff Union Pacific railroad crews are clearing the last of the wreckage of a multi-car derailment that occurred late Friday night outside of Nara Visa on U.S. Highway 54. Train service along the main track was interrupted for six hours, said railroad officials. Union Pacific’s Director, Corporate Communications Tom Lange said the train consisted […]

Update on HINI flu virus from N.M. Department of Health

The New Mexico Departmetn of Health released the following information early Saturday afternoon. Number of confirmed cases in NM:

Firefighters fighting grass and hay fire north of Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff Dozens of firefighters responded early this afternoon to a grass and hay fire on State Highway 104 north of Tucumcari. The fire followed a fence line and was confined to two storage areas for hay at a residence about 4 miles north of

11-01-2008: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m – 5 p.m., C.R.A.F.T. Fair, Quay County Exhibit Hall, Quay County Fairgrounds.Today: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., In Person Absentee Voting and Early Voting for the Nov. 4 2008 General Election, Quay County Clerk

Number of early voters growing

Chelle Delaney

Two of three sections erected for wind turbine at Mesalands

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Chelle Delaney Two main sections of the 1.5 Megawatt wind turbine tower were installed Sunday for the wind energy program at Mesalands Community College. “What I find most fascinating is just the shear size of all the components from the construction equipment up to the tower itself,” said Lane Bradley of Tucumcari, a member of […]

Her mission is to teach

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Chelle Delaney Kids fit her mission.Connie Falls is opening a small Christian early education center for preschoolers in the old St. Michael’s Misson church building. It’s called the Mission Preschool and is at Jackson and Aber streets.Its mission statement, as Falls reads, is “to provide a Christ-centered non-denominational” center where children will learn about Jesus […]

More voters are casting early votes

By QCS Staff By late Friday, early and absentee voters totaled 415, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Early voting will continue through today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in the primary on Monday. Voters who have declined to state […]