More voters are casting early votes

By QCS Staff By late Friday, early and absentee voters totaled 415, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Early voting will continue through today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in the primary on Monday. Voters who have declined to state […]

Special election on Sept. 18 for hospital tax

A Special Hospital Gross Receipts Tax Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept, 18, the Quay County Clerk Ellen White announced in a press release this. Every registered voter in Quay County may participate in this election. Those who are not registered to vote or desire to make a change to their certificate of registration […]

Sandoval, Moore win unopposed

By QCS Staff Votes for the election of two positions on the Board of Trustees at the Mesalands Community College were tallied last night at the Quay County Courthouse. Turnout in the election – for the two candidates who were unopposed – was sparse. Jimmy R. Sandoval, who ran from District 2, received 8 votes […]

Final votes counted

QUAY COUNTY SUN QCS Staff Quay County’s votes were verified Friday morning by Quay County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Court, Ellen White. The Canvassing Committee reviewed and verified the 3,576 ballots from Tuesday night’s 13 polling places, absentee and early ballots, and 18 ballots that could not be included until they were hand […]

Registered sex offender charged in new case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A registered sex offender in Tucumcari was charged on Monday with criminal sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl. Patrick Eugene Otero, 40, was arrested on Saturday and arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon where he was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual penetration, eight counts of distribution […]

Nearly one-third take part in primaries

QCS Staff In Quay County, less than a third of the 5,938 registered voters participated in the primary. In all, 1,808 votes were cast. Of the 3,585 registered Democrats, 40 percent or 1,406 voted. Of the 1,804 registered Republicans, 23 percent or 402 voted. Among Quay County’s registered voters, 500 have registered and declined to […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. […]

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 […]

Clerk’s office promotes Quay voter registration

William Thompson The Quay County Clerk’s Office is conducting a voter registration drive through May 4. That is the day registration will close for voters wishing to cast ballots in the Primary Election. Anyone who will be 18 years of age before June 1, the date of the Primary Election, is eligible to register. Jeannette […]