Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger [...]

Our page — May 25

Congratulations to Brian Lopez and Ashley (Lopez) Sharrar. Brian has graduated fromthe University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in health, medicine and human values. Brian is a 2007 graduate of Tucumcari High School and has been accepted to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He will begin medical school in July. [...]

Pipeline project pondered

Thomas Garcia Concerns over the size of an intake structure at Ute Lake for an eastern New Mexico pipeline project dominated discussion Thursday at an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting in Logan. Members of the ENMWUA met there to discuss details of the $500 million pipeline project that will pump water from the [...]

Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural [...]

Racing commission to accept applications

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Gaming Authority is in the process of putting together a new application for New Mexico’s last non-reservation license. “The New Mexico Racing Commission will be accepting applications for the license from June 2 to the close of business Sept. 2,” said Racing Commission Deputy Director India Hatch. Hatch said the [...]

Looking back — May 4

May 1967 Eight-year-old Tony Collins of Tucumcari won his weight in pennies in a contest held by Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association Bank. Collins won 57 pounds of pennies, which equals $83.50. New Mexico State Police stationed in Tucumcari arrested a 25-year-old Iowa man on I-40 for transportation of dangerous drugs and a federal [...]

Earth Day program brings 600 students

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QCSun staff The 41st annual Earth Day event in Tucumcari brought a total of 900 participants, including 600 area students to the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom Thursday. The event featured presentations from a number of individuals and agencies including the Quay County Extension Office, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Mexico [...]

Local students awarded scholarships

Jade Smith Scholarships were awarded to local graduating seniors by Cielo Wind Power of Austin, Texas and businesses that have partnered with Cielo to build wind developments currently under construction. Seniors Patrick John Wiegel of Tucumcari, Elizabeth Paredez of House Municipal School, Klay Rogers of Logan, Meghan Kline of Melrose and Garrett Foote of Texico [...]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New [...]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in [...]