Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at House

By QCS Staff The House and Jordan fire departments were dispatched at 2:18 p.m., Wednesday to a structure fire at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center at House. A storage container separate from the center’s main building is what caught fire, said House Fire Chief Mike Morrow. The fire was put out quickly and the […]

04-08-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Saturday At 4:36 p.m., a male reported an accident with no injuries at the intersection of south Fourth Street and west Barnes Avenue. At 12:30 p.m., the House […]

Is your house a home?

By Debra Whittington And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:14-15

Death penalty repeal heads to governor

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Friday’s decisive state Senate vote to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico was a direct result of November’s election of several new lawmakers. That’s the opinion expressed both by a leading supporter and by a leading opponent of House Bill 285, which would replace the death […]

Hopes dashed for green job training

Thomas Garcia College officials advised Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees that Mesalands will miss out on $250,000 in state funds from the New Mexico Legislature because a House committee tabled House Bill 622. District 3 Rep. Ben Lujan introduced House Bill 622 in the 2009 sate Legislature House, which is also known as “The […]

Fee hike would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The cost of owning a car in New Mexico would go up when you buy a new car or register a vehicle under two bills pending in the state House of Representatives. Republicans and at least one auto dealer oppose a measure (HB649) that would raise the excise tax […]

2/7 Around town

Just born… Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparents are Donaciana Jimenez. Ready […]

Mesalands students building house for college credit

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Thomas Garcia A hands-on, house building project is benefiting the students of Mesalands Community College’s building trades program. Taking advantage of Thursday’s warm weather the students of the building trades program worked on the 1600 square foot home they are building at the corner of south Eighth Street and west Miel de Luna Ave. “This […]

Bill to abolish death penatly gets go-ahead

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With shaking hands and a quivering voice, a Las Vegas, N.M., woman whose son was executed by the state of Texas asked the New Mexico House of Representatives on Thursday to end capital punishment in this state. Though committee members’ minds probably were made up before Muina […]

Webcast issue under discussion

By Kate Nash House Speaker Ben Lujan will appoint a subcommittee to look into what’s become a hot-button issue this session: webcasting. Lujan, D-Nambe, will appoint a panel to look into what the rules should be for webcasts from the Roundhouse after Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, R-Albuquerque, for the first time on Monday broadcast on the […]