Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Weather service to honor San Jon family

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico In aged pencil on yellowed paper, notes about the baby’s first tooth or daily chores mingled with the high and the low temperature for the day — a history of eastern New Mexico’s weather entwined with the legacy of Fern White’s family. At 91, Fern White, now living in […]

Press Release: Hantavirus found in San Miguel County male

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 65-year-old man from San Miguel County is hospitalized in critical condition at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque with the state’s second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome this year. The Department of Health confirmed the case of Hantavirus on Wednesday and […]

Brush fire threatens homes in San Jon

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Chelle Delaney About 7 p.m. Monday, firefighters had contained a brush fire near San Jon on Interstate 40 that threatened at least one home. The fire started about mid-afternoon some two miles west of San Jon, in the emergency lane of I-40 and then burned grassland northeast and northwest as the wind took it in […]

San Jon cheerleaders are 1A-best in the state

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Chelle Delaney Cheerleaders from San Jon School have won the class 1A championship in cheerleading. Coached by Donna Foster, the girls are Desarae Aragon, Tracy Foote, Morgan Foster, Jennifer Osborne and Chelsey Tillman. For more than a dozen years, the girls have been together. And over the years of practice, “We are like one person […]

Former San Jon officer joins Quay County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Garcia San Jon’s laid off police officer has found new work at the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Joe Schallert announced the hiring of Ben Gates during Monday’s meeting with county commissioners. The Quay County Commission was told that a new deputy has been hired by the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Schallert said Gates […]

Community holiday events

By QCS Staff Last performances of Christmas cantata this Friday, SundayThe cantata “A Christmas Offering” will be presented by a choir composed of singers from Center Street United Methodist Church, the San Jon Methodist Church and the San Jon Baptist Church at two different performances:l At

Cantata performances set for San Jon, Tucumcari

The cantata “A Christmas Offering” will be presented by

San Jon entrepreneurs find opportunities at farmer’s market

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Kelly Boney and Tyra Davis of San Jon, selling ground beef, lamb and goat aside homemade lip balm and soap at Clovis’ farmers’ market is more than an odd combination. It’s a necessity. The two ranchers from San Jon have teamed up to sell mesquite logs, chips and […]

Earl Flint of San Jon honored at Conchas celebration

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By QCS Staff Earl Flint, 98, of San Jon was