Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special […]

Integrity makes endorsements difficult

Baxter Black Sometimes you have to choose between personal principles and sympathetic understanding. For example, as a public personality, I have deliberately chosen to decline invitations to do political fundraisers. Although I have strong opinions, I leave those national issues to pundits with thicker skin. Once I had a request to make a commercial for […]

Bingaman addresses local concerns

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Thomas Garcia Local officials met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to discuss issues affecting residents in Quay County. Money for improvements at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and transmission lines for wind energy were a few of the issues raised by officials who met with Bingaman on Wednesday. “If there’s a possibility of more stimulus […]

Light turnout for school board elections

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By QCS Staff Two new members, Christine Dougherty and Marion Payton, and incumbent Marty Garcia will take seats on the Tucumcari School Board.Incumbent Doug Powers lost his District 3 bid to serve another term on the board by four votes to Dougherty, 25 to 21. Out of 831 registered voters in District 3, only 46 […]

Obama discusses eastern New Mexico issues

Compiled by Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico

Harden says he will run for re-election

Freedom New Mexico State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election. Harden said he believes his experience will help to address several important issues the state will face during the next four or five years.

Cattle growers voice concern about potential threats to livestock

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Cattle ranchers and producers from Quay and surrounding counties voiced their concerns on Sunday night in Tucumcari about the Mexican wolf, the proliferation of feral hogs and other issues that could affect their livestock and livelihood. About 40 ranchers and those in affiliated industries met at regional meeting of […]

AYP announcement delayed

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia postponed Wednesday’s AYP announcement to allow for more time to get accurate information about the results to school districts before the start of school, according to a department press release. The Public Education Department has until Aug. 5 to report AYP results. “While I am comfortable with the quality […]

Business day in Santa Fe Jan. 24

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local business people also get their day in Santa Fe when the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) holds its Business Day in Santa Fe on Jan. 24, according to a release from the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. Business Day will be preceded by a legislative reception on Jan. 23 […]

7/30 Community Notes

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce board of directors has a new vacancy. Anyone interested in being on the chamber board, contact a board member or call 461-1694. n n n The ACI Issues Round Table is scheduled for noon on Aug. 16 at the Holiday Inn. A representative from the Association of Commerce and […]