Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

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 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 […]

Area schools to delay classes

QCS Staff San Jon and Tucumcari school officials delay the start of classes for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Tucumcari Public Schools will have a two hour delay classes will begin at 10 a.m., and school buses will run in town only. San Jon School will have a two hour delay and classes will start […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]

Sumner Lake officials prohibit boating

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Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

City officials look to save cash

Russell Anglin Tucumcari officials discussed a number of cost-saving and revenue-generating measures at the Tucumcari City Commission’s regular Thursday meeting. City Clerk Christine Daugherty said the city was able to refinance bonds used to build the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Bobbye (Rose, city manager) worked with the New Mexico Financing Authority and found a lower interest […]

Officials urge caution with fireworks

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry expressed concern Monday over the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Quay County. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but because of our extreme drought and dry conditions … we have issued a proclamation, the city commission has, limiting […]