Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Pair of contested races set for June primary elections

QCS staff Quay County voters will have a pair of contested primary elections, and nothing contested in the November general elections. Tuesday was the lone day to file for elections at the Secretary of State’s Office in Santa Fe and at county courthouses for the June 5 primaries. There will be a race for Senate […]

Four spots up for election in county government

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Senior Writer Four offices will be up for election on June 5 in Quay County government. Potential candidates for these offices must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, 300 South Third St. The filing fee for county office […]

Filing date set for Quay County elections

QCS staff Candidates for Quay County commissioner for Districts 1 and 2, Quay County clerk and Quay County treasurer must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Quay County Clerk’s Office located at 300 S. Third St. A prospective candidate must be a registered voter in the district […]

Lady Longhorns fall at quarterfinals

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QCS staff The Logan Lady Longhorns fell 57-49 to the Tatum Coyotes Tuesday at the state 1A basketball quarterfinals in Albuquerque. “I am real proud of the girls and can’t wait till next year,” said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor. The Lady Coyotes’ aggressive rebounding throughout the second and third period kept the Lady […]

Candidate filings

QCS staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 6 election, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. District 1: •

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 […]

Area schools to delay classes

QCS Staff San Jon and Tucumcari school officials delay the start of classes for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Tucumcari Public Schools will have a two hour delay classes will begin at 10 a.m., and school buses will run in town only. San Jon School will have a two hour delay and classes will start […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]