Local officials seek more information on state’s grading process

Thomas Garcia Results of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s new school grading system show all Quay County schools are passing yet have the administrations questioning how the data was compiled. On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the preliminary, baseline grades for New Mexico’s schools based on a unique A-F School Grading Law that passed […]

Region expecting 1-3 inches of snow

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow by Monday evening, the National Weather Service is reporting.

Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

I-40 re-opened, U.S. Highway 54 remains closed

QCS Staff I-40 eastbound and west bound have been reopened along with U.S. 54 to the Texas state line.

New Ute water project program manager in place

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Tuesday cut its ties with longtime Program Manager Scott Verhines, clearing the way for him to fill the office of state engineer. He was replaced with Paul van Gulick, an engineer who worked with Verhines when he first started working on the Eastern New Mexico […]

House resident killed in single vehicle accident

Press release Quay County- Gary Reeves (72) of House, New Mexico died yesterday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover crash on State Road 252.

Mesalands selects artists to create wind center sculpture

Special to QCS Norman Andersen of Minneapolis, Minn., has been selected as the commissioned artist to create a unique large-scale sculpture, for the newly constructed North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. The project proposed by Anderson will be a wind-driven kinetic sculpture that will have visual, sound and aesthetic appeal, […]

Southern journey sentimental, worth remembering

Most of you are aware that this woman from Ima is a proud Aggie. As such, I decided to attend homecoming at New Mexico State University to celebrate my 56th anniversary of having graduated from the then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Yes, I took one more sentimental journey to the southern […]

Locomotive stopping at Tucumcari depot

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Thomas Garcia A steam powered Union Pacific locomotive commissioned for the New Mexico’s Centennial celebration will stop Friday at the renovated Tucumcari Train Depot. “For the past two years, this has been a challenging yet rewarding process,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari MainStreet. Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop of the […]

County awarded grant to increase health care access

Special to QCS Quay County MCCH Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant each year for the next five years. This grant is part of a larger statewide initiative to increase access to health care. The Quay County MCCH Council has partnered with Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital in a review of local health care […]