Additional vaccine reaches county

TV Hagenah Dee Reed of the Quay County Public Health Office announced Friday that the public health office had received flu vaccine for “at risk” adults and it has already been distributed to the different physician’s offices in the county. “At this time,” said Reed, “the public health office will not be giving flue shots […]

Tucumcari labor office custs hours

William Thompson Due to budget constraints, The New Mexico Department of Labor has cut office hours at the Tucumcari One Stop Career Center at 421 West Route 66 Boulevard. The office, which had previously been open Monday through Friday, is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. The office offers free employment services to […]

Early voting going strong

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford, roughly 20 percent of the registered voters in Quay County have already voted. Maddaford said 692 people have voted early in person and another 542 have voted by absentee ballot combining for 1,234 voters voting which works out to 19.77 percent of the 6,241 registered voters. […]

Lack of vaccine affects Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Like many communities in the United States, there is almost no influenza vaccine in Quay County this year and that is causing problems for many people in the area. “Almost nobody has any (vaccine),” said Bobbie White of the Quay County Public Health Office. Some of the doctors have some, but I can’t […]

A jaundiced view of politics

TV Hagenah Political season is in high gear again. It is a weird sort of time of year for most of us, I think. For a few brief days every couple of years big time lawyers and businessmen, who are running for office, will sit there and listen to us as if they are really […]

County commission candidates speak out

TV Hagenah This general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, there are two area contests taking place. One is for state senator between incumbent Republican Senator Clinton Harden of Clovis and challenger Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon. The other contest is for the Quay County Commission seat for District 2 between incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]

Registration for voters stepping up

William Thompson Quay County Cleark Jeannette Maddaford said more than 6,000 Quay County residents have registered to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Maddaford is busy signing up more voters. “People are responding,” said Maddaford. “They are really interested in the presidential race. We also have a state legislative race in which Bob Frost […]

Bingaman aide visits Tucumcari

A representative from U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Roswell office will be available in Tucumcari Tuesday to visit with residents in the Quay County area about problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “It will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it […]

Labor office stays open

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Labor’s Tucumcari office will remain open indefinitely, according to Carlos Castaneda, the labor department’s public information officer. The local office at 421 W. Tucumcari Boulevard offers employment services to Quay County residents. It had previously been slated to close Dec. 31. Castaneda said there will be a change […]