01-06-2007: Community Notes

Blood bank’s reserves low, drive coming here Jan. 24 Recent storms have created a shortage in reserves at the state’s blood bank, United Blood Services reported. “We have less than a half day’s supply,” said Lora Uebelhart, donor recruitment representative, who was in Tucumcari to promote the drive here on Jan. 24. “We’ve had three […]

Commissioners set salary scale

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Salaries for Quay County elected officials were set for the next four years by the Quay County Commission. The commissioners agreed that elected officials would receive 85 percent of the maximum allowed by the state at their Monday meeting. At that rate, salaries […]

Clovis hospital cuts some positions

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement released […]

Posinski named new administrator of Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital (DCT) has named Matt Posinski administrator of its 25-bed hospital. Posinski, who currently serves as director of Rehabilitation Services, begins his new position on Monday. “My role as administrator is to serve employees on the front line, the staff and management so […]

Beames leaving as Trigg administrator

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When Hoyt Skabelund left Trigg Memorial Hospital for Socorro General Hospital in 2004, New Mexico native Bo Beames took over as the Tucumcari hospital’s administrator. Now Skabelund has left Socorro for Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, and Beames is again replacing him. He’ll leave Tucumcari and begin his […]

Former Trigg leader to take over in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A New Mexico hospital administrator with a history of tending to hospitals in need volunteered to lead Plains Regional Medical Center. Officials from the hospital — scrutinized earlier this year by several regulatory agencies and bogged down by board member resignations — announced Hoyt Skabelund landed the position Wednesday, ending […]

Four injured in rollover

QCS Staff Four people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from the New Mexico State Police. An eastbound Ford pickup left the roadway and rolled over in a field near Milepost 8, located on State Road 540 in Logan. A small boy and a young woman were treated for […]

Tucumcari hospital’s first baby born

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By Ryn Gargulinski When the Tucumcari hospital’s first baby of the new year was born at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Mom said the girl’s screams could be heard as far away as Albuquerque. Well, that’s because the baby’s mother, Stephanie Romero, was on the phone with her own mother and her brother who live there. […]

Year in review: February 2005

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. February 2005 contained the following news. Feb. 1: Election day for school board members. San Jon Schools had already decided they were keeping Superintendent Craig Stockton for three more years. Feb. […]

Callie’s Christmas looking good

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Callie Rae Frost, age 3, made it home from the hospital in time for Christmas last year – but only by a scant three days. Her weeks leading up to last year’s big holiday were spent in Galveston’s Shriner’s Hospital burn unit after a household accident on Dec. 6. Grandmother Vicki […]