Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region’s agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of town, were on […]

Rodeo team gearing up for spring meets

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall semester strong and has big plans for the spring. The Men’s Team is currently ranked third in the nation and second in the Grand Canyon Region, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Women’s Team also performed well last semester, and is […]

Region expecting 1-3 inches of snow

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow by Monday evening, the National Weather Service is reporting.

Spotty snowfall predicted for region

Kevin Wilson Nobody expects much hardship from tonight’s predicted snowfall, but a little touch of prevention never hurts. After a hot and dry summer, the area’s first snowfall is predicted for late tonight and early Thursday, with a low of 33 degrees and an 80-percent chance of precipitation, according to weather.com. The site calls for […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Students get ready to rodeo

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Thomas Garcia Over a dozen colleges in the Grand Canyon region will compete this weekend in the Third Annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo.

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

Workforce leader retires

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The man behind the scenes of Quay, Guadalupe, Harding and Union counties Workforce Development Centers is retiring after 11 years. Bill Griffin’s last day as coordinator and sole staffer of the four-county WDC region was Friday. The WDC provides employment and unemployment services in the four county area. Griffin was honored Wednesday by regional director […]

Locals want water preserved for agricutlure in updated water plan

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Thomas Garcia Local farmers and ranchers, and area officials said water conservation and preservation of the Canadian River watershed, which supplies Conchas and Ute lakes, are high on the list of their recommendations to be included in an updated regional water plan. On Wednesday about 30 Quay County residents and government officials attended a public […]

Mesalands rodeo ends fall season No. 3 in region

Special to the Quay County Sun The last rodeo for the fall semester was completed at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces last weekend with a strong showing from Mesalands Rodeo Team members. Mesalands’ Men’s Team took fourth place with 321 points and the Women’s Team ended in sixth place with 78.5 points.