God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come […]

Letter to the Editor: Affordable means of college education available

A recent QC Sun headline read, “ENMU raises tuition.” It could have read, “ENMU has third lowest tuition of 79 Southwest universities.” It all depends whether we see the glass as half empty or half full, doesn’t it? For-profit universities such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan, and Franklin University seem to range from $300 […]

Historical group offers educational experience

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons On the evening of April 19, Tucumcari Historical Research Institute held its annual meeting at the Elks Lodge. The program about the history of education in Quay County was presented by Joy Moon and her daughters, Carolyn Franklin and Janet Griffiths. The daughters prepared their script by doing […]

Burch brings experience to Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new acting principal of Tucumcari High School is focusing on reaching out to the students and community to create a better education experience. Since he started Jan. 11, Jack Burch said he has been meeting and getting to know staff and students. Burch said his main goal is […]

Mesalands to take part in new project

QCS Staff Mesalands is one of six colleges in the state of New Mexico that was selected by the New Mexico Higher Education Department to participate in a Distance Education Learning Technology pilot project, said Amber McClure, Director of Educational Services at Mesalands. Mesalands will receive the $15,000 for three years, to conduct the research […]

School board opposes pledge proposal

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing the New Mexico Department of Education’s proposed rule change aimed at the Pledge of Allegiance. “A letter opposing the rule change will be sent from our board of education to New Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia,” said […]

Rep. Roch to serve on Legislative Education Study Committee

By QCS Staff State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) said Friday he was appointed as a voting member of the Legislative Education Study Committee, one of several interim legislative committees which meet between legislative sessions. “This committee was my first choice,” Roch said, “and I’m pleased that my colleagues recognized the contributions I can make to […]

No reason to close schools, say health, education officials

By QCS Staff Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced today that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons, according to a press release. Local school districts will need to […]

Plateau awards scholarships

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By QCS Staff ENMR-Plateau Education Foundation Scholarship winners were introduced at the Annual Membership Meeting on April 18. Twenty-three graduating high school students earned over $63,000 for their continuing education, according to a press release. One of two $6,400 Evelyn Patterson Memorial Scholarships were

Students learn to be savvy media consumers

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari Middle School were taught how to distinguish between news and a sales pitch. The presentation about media literacy was made by Denis Doyon of the New Mexico Media Literacy Project on Thursday. “Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and create media,” said Doyon, NMLP’s director of media productions. […]