Officials: Mesalands close to goals

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College has completed 94 percent of its strategic plan goals and has had an increase in full-time enrollment of 37 percent since 2006, college officials said.The Mesalands Board of Trustees were presented the results of the 2006-2009 strategic plan and the annual enrollment reports during Tuesday night’s meeting. “We want to […]

Press Release: State’s unemployment rate in May 6.5 percent

June 25 press release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Office of the Secretary, Economic Research & Analysis Bureau,

City wrestles with budget deficit

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca asked city staff Monday to come with several options to lower a proposed 15 percent

City approves water rate increase

Chelle Delaney A proposed 15 percent water rate increase was approved Thursday as part of the city’s preliminary budget by the Tucumcari City Commission, which came under criticism for not allowing public comment. The increase was needed to balance the preliminary $11.79 million operating budget, excluding grants and projects, and to get the budget off […]

Fee hike would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The cost of owning a car in New Mexico would go up when you buy a new car or register a vehicle under two bills pending in the state House of Representatives. Republicans and at least one auto dealer oppose a measure (HB649) that would raise the excise tax […]

Voter turnout high in Quay County

By QCS Staff About 66 percent of all eligible voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. “It’s the most I’ve seen,” said White, who has been clerk since 2004. Of the 6,125 eligible voters, 4,021 voted, White said. In the 2004 general election, the countywide turnout was 47 percent of […]

Number of early voters growing

Chelle Delaney

McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

Visitor count at Dinosaur Museum grows

Robert Ciolli Attendance topped 15,468 for the 2007-2008 season at the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum, said museum director Craig Currell. This is an increase of 22 percent over last year, Currell said. The museum’s annual report was presented at the Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday. The museum report also showed that […]

Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its […]