Local agencies participate in exercise

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Members of the Tucumcari Police, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Quay County Sheriff’s Office participated Tuesday in a weapons of mass destruction incident exercise. “This exercise includes the identification of a biological hazard and the removal of an injured team member,” said. Major Xavier Miller of the New Mexico […]

Funeral and services

A memorial service will be held for Ronald B. Hoff at 6 p.m., Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church at 524 South Monroe Street.

Commissioners discuss redistricting, water rates

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari city commission held a public hearing for residents to review and discuss the municipal redistricting proposed by Southwest Political Services. Sterling Fluharty, owner of the Albuquerque based Southwest Political Services, presented three redistricting options. “I want to take the time to tell the public and commission the difference in the concepts and […]

County awarded grant to increase health care access

Special to QCS Quay County MCCH Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant each year for the next five years. This grant is part of a larger statewide initiative to increase access to health care. The Quay County MCCH Council has partnered with Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital in a review of local health care […]

Legal fair planned in Santa Rosa

QCS staff QCS staff A free legal fair is scheduled from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., on Sept. 10 at the Santa Rosa High School Gymnasium, 717 South 3rd Street. Low-income residents from Santa Rosa and the surrounding communities will be offered legal information, along with some guidance about their legal rights from free or […]

Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special […]

Tucumcari tightens belt

Thomas Garcia With a dim outlook for capital outlay money from the state, city and county officials are focusing on streamlining services to residents. “The main goal of the city is to get our asset management plan in place,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said the plan would include asset identification throughout the […]

Press release: Goodwill offers services for Quay County brain injury patients

Ryan Stark Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is seeking participants for its Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Case Management program in southeastern New Mexico. Counties in southeastern New Mexico served by Goodwill’s TBI program are Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Quay, Eddy, Guadalupe, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt counties.

Local agency to fund counseling services

Thomas Garcia A local agency opted to fund Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health counseling services after legislature cutbacks led to statewide budget cuts.

Mesalands instructional services dean retires

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Special to the QCS David Gallatin, Dean of Instructional Services at Mesalands Comm-unity College, says goodbye after 20 years of dedicated service. Under his leadership, the college has made significant strides in improvement of facilities, curriculum, and enrollment. “Dr. Gallatin has been an integral part of redesigning the college for the past 14 years,” said […]