Police: Ice cause of fatal crash

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Thomas Garcia A local animal rescue volunteer was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 40 as she was transporting a puppy for adoption. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Catherine Priddy-Bugg, 51, of Tucu-mcari, died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident on I-40 west of Tucumcari. “It was just another day […]

Wrestling team bound for Los Alamos

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will get a chance to see potential state competition this weekend at Los Alamos. “We will have a chance to see what we will be up against,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Encinias said the Rattlers team has been doing great the past two weeks, competing at […]

State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC

State Auditor Hector Balderas today called for the resignation of Public Regulations Commission chairman and former Clovis resident Patrick Lyons, accusing the chairman of using equipment for unauthorized purposes. The audit is part of continuing probe of alleged corruption within the PRC. Calls to Lyons were not immediately returned. Specifically, Balderas said auditors found that […]

Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ state of the state address

SANTA FE – The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 17, 2012. Governor Martinez – 2012 State of the State Address Thank you. Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tem; Mr. Speaker; Democratic […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

Local officials seek more information on state’s grading process

Thomas Garcia Results of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s new school grading system show all Quay County schools are passing yet have the administrations questioning how the data was compiled. On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the preliminary, baseline grades for New Mexico’s schools based on a unique A-F School Grading Law that passed […]

Redistricting shuffles state lawmakers

Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line, but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost […]

Celebrations planned for state’s centennial anniversary

On Friday at 11:35 a.m., New Mexico will celebrate her 100th birthday as the 47th state. Celebrations throughout the state are planned as this is a major occasion for those of us who are proud to be natives and residents of this beautiful state. We can but imagine the fun people had at the first […]

I-40 re-opened, U.S. Highway 54 remains closed

QCS Staff I-40 eastbound and west bound have been reopened along with U.S. 54 to the Texas state line.