Bt Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer With the April 15 tax deadline fast approaching, area residents can still take advantage of free tax help from Internal Revenue Service trained volunteers. There are three sites in Tucumcari offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), helping residents file their federal and state income tax returns. The sites are [...]
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 [...]
By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer [...]
Thomas Garcia Despite conventional folk wisdom, small towns do have a future, and can succeed, said Milan Wall, a leadership and economic development consultant. Wall, founder of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development, gave a presentation Tuesday on the “Six myths about the future of small towns” to about 50 area Tucumcari residents. The [...]
By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Recent calls have requested help and questions about how damaging our cold front was last week.
QCS Staff A $150,000 long-reach excavator was the attention-getter at Tuesday’s meeting of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board. After the regular meeting was adjourned, board members went to the Arch Hurley construction yard, where they inspected the track excavator which has a 60 foot reach. “We’ve needed one for a long time,” said board [...]
Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Police Department will try to use new programs and equipment to offset crime in the new year, but police still say help from the community is their biggest asset in fighting crime. The department has a new record keeping program, a new phone system, and will soon receive new patrol cars, [...]