Four spots up for election in county government

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Senior Writer Four offices will be up for election on June 5 in Quay County government. Potential candidates for these offices must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, 300 South Third St. The filing fee for county office […]

Filing date set for Quay County elections

QCS staff Candidates for Quay County commissioner for Districts 1 and 2, Quay County clerk and Quay County treasurer must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Quay County Clerk’s Office located at 300 S. Third St. A prospective candidate must be a registered voter in the district […]

Mesalands students earn scholarships to four-year schools

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College students Shelly Giannino and Alex Nielson have been selected to the 2012 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. This honor recognizes their commit-ment to academic excellence. Each student will receive renewable full-tuition scholarships for up to four consecutive semesters towards a bachelor’s degree at a New Mexico public university […]

Rodeo team claims four championships

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed at Dine College in Tsaile, Ariz., Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, where the men’s team brought home four championships and finished in second place. Sophomore Austin Woods of Newberg, Ore., claimed his first championship title in steer wrestling at Dine College. “It felt really […]

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, […]

Rose and Sutherland named as finalist for Lincoln County Mangager

QCS Staff QCS Staff The current city manager, and a former city manager, of Tucumcari are among four finalists to be the next Lincoln County manager. Bobbye Rose and John R. Sutherland Jr. were two of the four candidates selected to be interviewed on Oct. 3 by the Lincoln County Commissioners. “The finalist were selected […]

Former Mesalands student sets rodeo record

Special to the QCS Sydni Blanchard, 22, from Albuquerque, a former member of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team, recently set a record at one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. Blanchard won all four opening elimination rounds of barrel racing, including the semi-final and the championship rounds. […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]

Mother of Confusion: Two great apps for preschoolers

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Genevieve Hinson Awesome, a PBS preschooler app for the Droid! For those geeky smartphone users with kids, PBS has launched Super Why, their first app for the Android. No need to panic iPhone users, the app was made available for your platform last year. The Super Why app helps kids achieve the power to read […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams […]