Children will bear burden of federal debt

It’s staggering. The federal debt, currently calculated at $15.2 trillion, actually is $51 trillion. The more familiar debt figure of $15.2 trillion debt is bad enough. It’s increasing at about $1.3 trillion a year and comes from deficit spending the past 10 years on the federal budget, whose fiscal year begins each Oct. 1. And […]

Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Two Quay County schools miss AYP mark

QCS Staff Tucumcari Public Schools and Logan Middle school failed to make the adequate yearly progress mark for the 2011-2012 school year. The AYP standard guidelined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been the subject of scrutiny by educators as the system does not measure the progress that students or schools makes. […]

Tucumcari man indicted on child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography.

Federal agencies need to work closely together

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, […]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not […]

Udall: Country ‘moving in the right direction’

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Questions ranged from health care to federal bailouts, and some were even personal, as about 100 Quay […]

Memorial Day Closings

By QCS Staff The following offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day:Everyone’s Federal Credit UnionFirst National Bank of New Mexico, Tucumcari and LoganFarm Credit UnionTucumcari Federal Savings and LoanTucumcari Schools Federal Credit UnionCitizens BankTucumcari City OfficesQuay County OfficesArch Hurley Conservancy DistrictThe Tucumcari Post Office will not deliver mail or have Retail […]

USDA slates $13.9 million for Tucumcari, Logan

Chelle Delaney and Thomas Garcia Tucumcari and Logan are slated to receive $13.5 million in USDA funds from the federal stimulus package, according to an annoucement this week from the USDA. Tucumcari will receive notice that they’re up for $8 million and the the Village of Logan will receive $5.9 for their respective wastewater projects, […]