Contrasts prevalent in landscapes

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist On a recent daytrip I went in search of photos and was struck by the multitude of contrasts in our eastern New Mexico landscape. We hadn’t done it in a long time, so my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and two cabin-fever-fraught dogs for a photo safari. We […]

Curry County commissioner calls for more openness from EPCOG

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler calling for more openness and accountability from the organization. Chandler took over representing Curry County in place of Isidro Garcia. “I am still trying to get up to speed,” Chandler […]

Colleges wary of flu outbreak

By Thomas Garcia and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local college campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College are already preparing students to try and minimize any outbreaks. “Primarily for us it is going to be educational, telling people how […]

GOP governor hopeful testing political waters

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It may be a year off, but the New Mexico gubernatorial race already has candidates out and about. In a swing through eastern new Mexico, Republican hopeful Doug Turner of Albuquerque met Quay, Curry and Roosevelt county Republican party members Aug. 19 to talk issues. He is traveling across […]

Ag day topics include renewable energy

QCS Staff Potential for renewable energy in agriculture and eastern New Mexico’s contributions to biofuel efforts will be among topics at the annual field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center near Clovis. The featured keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The field day is scheduled Aug. 18, according to […]

Missing my swamp … notr eally

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Officials brace for fire season

Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive down the road and you can […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System.The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of […]

03-28-09: Calendar

Today: 5:30 p.m., regular monthly gathering, potluck supper, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

01-14-2009: Calendar

Today: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Eastern New Mexico Art Space, film night. 201 S. Second St. Call 461-1759Today: