Officials say needle exchange program effective

By William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Public Health’s syringe exchange program is gaining acceptance in Quay County. The program is designed to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens, including HIV, by offering intravenous drug users, and anyone who uses needles on a regular basis, proper disposal of dirty needles. Dee Reed, nursing director […]

Frost loses recount

David Irvin Democratic candidate for state senate Robert Frost will not be heading to the Roundhouse next month according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving Frost and Republican incumbent Clinton Harden from Clovis. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Officials examine new water tank

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the city’s newest water tank on the corner of Center and Fifth Streets was the site of a rather unique assembly. The builders of the structure held an open house for the yet unfinished tank to show members of the city government and other area officials just what is going in […]

Parks officials close Ute Lake Marina

William Thompson The Ute Lake Marina, in service since 1980, was recently closed down by New Mexico State Parks officials due to safety concerns and contractual violations on the part of the marina’s owners, according to a parks department press release. Sid and Beverly Smith were the owners of the marina since October 2003. The […]

Four die in area auto accidents

David Irvin Three Quay county residents died as a result of vehicle crashes over the last five days Around midnight Sunday Tucumcari youth Dathan Garcia, 17, died just outside Portales. In a second accident Monday outside St. Vrain, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a result […]

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 […]

Tucumcari prepares for Municipal League

TV Hagenah Tucumcari City officials have been spending many hours in and around the Tucumcari Convention Center preparing it for Sept. 1-3 when over 600 dignitaries from throughout the state including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be gathering in Tucumcari for the annual meeting of the New Mexico Municipal League. Richardson will be giving […]

Pipeline faces New Mexico legislators

Darrell Todd Maurina Area officials told an interim committee of the state legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water Pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water System are now estimated at 310.2 million, according to estimates […]

San Jon buys water from Logan

TV Hagenah A pipeline currently under construction between Logan and San Jon will begin delivering water to San Jon on July 1 according to officials from both cities. San Jon’s Administrator Bobbye Rose, said San Jon needs the water from Logan because San Jon’s water system cannot produce an adequate supply of quality water. “We […]

Suspected killer remains on loose

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By Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to […]