Workforce leader retires

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The man behind the scenes of Quay, Guadalupe, Harding and Union counties Workforce Development Centers is retiring after 11 years. Bill Griffin’s last day as coordinator and sole staffer of the four-county WDC region was Friday. The WDC provides employment and unemployment services in the four county area. Griffin was honored Wednesday by regional director […]

Taxpayers deserve to see results of NASA survey

Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial airline […]

K-Bob’s restaurant closes

By Thomas Garcia and Chelle Delaney The K-Bob’s Steakhouse restaurant at 200 W. Estrella Ave. closed on Sunday night, said the restaurant’s former manager. A woman who was at the restaurant on Tuesday confirmed the restaurant’s closing and had no comment on why the restaurant closed. She referred all questions to Star Buffet Inc., which […]

Doris C. Griffin-Morgan

Services: 10 a.m. today at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in McCook, Neb. Doris D. Griffin-Morgan, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Neb. She was born Dec. 5, 1924 at Augusta, Kan., to Alvin and Iva (McKitrick) Stapleton. After graduating from high school, she attended St. Rose Nurses Training […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]

Tucumcari labor office custs hours

William Thompson Due to budget constraints, The New Mexico Department of Labor has cut office hours at the Tucumcari One Stop Career Center at 421 West Route 66 Boulevard. The office, which had previously been open Monday through Friday, is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. The office offers free employment services to […]

Labor office set to close

William Thompson According to Bill Griffin, Employment Supervisor for Tucumcari’s Workforce Development Center, the New Mexico Department of Labor told its employees Wednesday that the workforce development center in Tucumcari would be closed effective Sept. 30. State Representative Brian K. Moore, however, said Thursday afternoon that the Department of Labor had reconsidered and will now […]

Liquor given to minors equals felony

William Thompson Effective July 1, selling or giving alcoholic beverage to minors will become a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. Additionally, anyone charged with selling or giving alcohol to minors can also be charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”, another fourth degree felony. The maximum penalty for a fourth degree felony […]