County unemployment rate above national, state averages

Thomas Garcia The unemployment rate in Quay County is above the state and national average, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Data collected by Workforce Solutions in February shows Quay County’s unemployment was 10.4 percent. The national average is 9 percent the state average is 8.7 percent. The civilian workforce […]

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,

Municipal league seeks infrastructure solutions

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Whether it’s the Hull Street overpass, the Portales wastewater plant or a patch of Tucumcari Boulevard, chances are something needs replacing in a New Mexico community. Infrastructure needs bond cities large and small, and local dignitaries are taking advantage of the New Mexico Municipal League conference to […]

No more sweet surrender

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Having diabetes should not mean being forced to endure a limited litany of tasteless food — especially during the holidays, according to Brenda Bishop, home economist from the Quay County Extension Service. In honor of November’s claim as National Diabetes Month, Quay County will be cooking with two workshops and a […]