Community input sought on high school project

By Aaron McKinney Tucumcari Public Schools has recognized for a number of years that our existing high school facility is showing its age. While we have a wonderful new library and a band and music facility that is more than adequate for our needs, the classrooms we must use everyday have challenges. We have heard […]

Paris receives state parks’ highest honor

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By QCS Staff Rodney Paris, park superintendent at Ute Lake park, has been given The Governor’s Award, the highest honor to a field employee at the state’s Parks Division. “It is an honor to receive this award,” said Paris. “This truly shows the effort that the entire Ute Lake staff puts into improving the park.” […]

New interim super at House brings legacy of experience

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun House school system’s new interim superintendent, Donna McGee, recently took the position. McGee said she was contacted by a member of the House School board to join the administrative staff. She replaces superintendent Art Brokenbek who resigned to take a position with a school in Texas. Here is a […]

School board eyes increase in salaries

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education wrestled with how to give raises to school staff for the 2008-2009 school year during their regular meeting Monday night. One school board member said that any raise should be a lump sum that was equal throughout the staff instead of a […]

Panhandle Press Awards

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sun picked up three awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. Associate Publisher Chelle Delaney took a third-place for news writing with Kevin Wilson and also picked up an honorable mention in feature stories. The Sun also picked up a third place for headline writing. The […]

12-16-2006: Notable Notes

Udall’s staff to hold office hours in Tucumcari A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall will be Tucumcari next week to meet with constituents. Christopher Neubauer, staff member, will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment should call (505) 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress […]

Clovis hospital cuts some positions

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement released […]

Younsters’ reading programs begins today

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Library has begun its annual story time program for the younger set. Entitled, “Saddle Up and Read, Bookaroos,” the program reaches children from ages one to five. “The kids enjoy the program,” staff member Erica Lopez said. “It’s a good break from their daily routine.” The […]

9/10 Quay personality

Who: Teresa Hartz She’s a new family nurse practitioner and medical director at Logan Family Health Center. Transplanted from Tennessee, her kids and grandkids live in Alabama. Claim to fame: This people person has worked with patients of all ages and families of all sizes in several states throughout the nation. She is enthused about […]

High school gets new principal

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When Susan Montoya graduated Clovis High School, she walked up to the principal, accepted her diploma and said she would never go back to school again. Now some 30 years later, she’s back in education — as the new principal for Tucumcari High School. Although classes don’t start for […]