Hard to ignore new dog’s antics

A number of you have asked about the new friend who has moved in on this corner. Yes, Prissy, a beautiful black lab has taken up residence here and has been training me for several months. She is three years old and weighs only 110 pounds, thus being active and very noticeable when she lands […]

Grant provides certificate program

Thomas Garcia A new 12-week program available at the North American Wind Research and Training Center will increase employment opportunities for those interested in wind energy studies. Jim Morgan, Director of the NAWRTC said Mesalands Community College is now offering an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology. “The certification is tailored for workforce development,” […]

God gives us the desires of our hearts

I like to eat, and there were several days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day that my tummy got tight as a tick, almost to the point of misery. It should be noted that this condition is not exclusive to the holidays. Although it wasn’t a holiday meal, I know of one young person who […]

Officials await ruling on racing license appeals

Thomas Garcia A pair of appeals filed by a Raton-based racetrack and casino have gone through the briefing stage and are now awaiting a ruling in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, with local officials optimistic the rulings will give Tucumcari another chance at a racino. La Mesa has a pair of appeals with New […]

County resident raises tumbleweed concerns

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Thomas Garcia An eyesore, fire hazard and reminder of New Mexico winds has one county resident concerned and asking when county officials will act. “They are everywhere,” Jo Collins, a resident on Quay County’s Elder Street about numerous tumbleweeds which seem to have taken root in the ditches and fence lines along her street. “They […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

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 […]

New year opportunity for fresh start

“This is the day which the LORD hath made…” Psalm 118:24 What difference does a number on a piece of paper known as a calendar make in our lives? What about the year? Is Jan. 1 that much different than Dec. 31? Does all of this make a difference to average people like you and […]

Proposal an invitation to voter fraud

Freedom New Mexico More dead people could be voting if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has his way. Speaking last week at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder decried new laws in South Carolina and Texas that require voters to present a state-issued ID at the polls. He said the Justice […]

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.