Ortiz wins award at Nara Visa gathering

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When someone is described as having earned so much respect and admiration through his honesty, hard work and caring of others, you know that person is Carlos Ortiz. He has lived his life by the traditions of the West, caring for the land, livestock, family and friends. Both his paternal and maternal grandparents homesteaded and […]

City and Ute Lake Ranch need to draw up new water agreement

Chelle Delaney A 2005 lease agreement for water between the city of Tucumcari and the developers of the Ute Lake Ranch is not recognized by state’s Interstate Stream Commission, said city manager John Sutherland at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Thus, the city and ULR will have to meet and make another agreement, Sutherland said. In […]

Quay County renews Trigg contract

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission has approved a multiyear lease of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital to Presbyterian Healthcare Services.The lease is effective for the next 10 years, with an option to renew for another 10 years. The lease calls for Presbyterian to pay the county $1 a year.

Commission OKs rate hike on reconnects

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Charges were raised for utility reconnections and city officials reminded residents the city would offer free access to the landfill Saturday. Those were the highlights of a quick Tucumcari City Commission meeting on Thursday night. With two commissioners out and a light agenda, the three commissioners in attendance breezed […]

Local coalition aim to stop drug abuse before it starts

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With products that include marijuana-flavored lollipops and the Japanese-made Kidsbeer, a soft drink that mimics the real thing and is advertised with the slogan “Even kids cannot stand life unless they have a drink,” it may be no wonder drug abuse starts early. The New Mexico Department of Health reports that, […]

Program seeks volunteers

William Thompson Susan Lease, project director for the Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, is looking for volunteers to serve on the program’s steering committee. Lease said the steering committee will work closely with her in the decision making process. “Although the steering committee members do not actually decide which programs will be […]