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Local roundup - Dec. 13


December 13, 2017

County to watch employee driving records

Quay County employees who drive county vehicles now have more incentive to keep their driving records clean.

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved an agreement with SambaSafety Information Services of Albuquerque that will allow the county to learn of traffic violations by county employees almost immediately after the employees get a ticket.

Under the agreement, the county will pay $200 per month for the services, County Manager Richard Primrose said.

SambaSafety will also notify the county quickly if an employee’s driver’s license is revoked, Primrose said.

Commissioners said the SambaSafety services will help the county reduce accident risks and promote public safety.

One dead, one injured in crash Friday

A Donley, Texas, man was killed around noon Friday in a single-car crash on Interstate 40, just west of Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police said in a news release.

The victim was Ivan Wray Bridges, 69.

According to the news release:

• Donley was a passenger in a 2009 Dodge vehicle that apparently drove off the roadway near milepost 326 west of Tucumcari.

• The unidentified driver of the vehicle then apparently over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll.

• Bridges was pronounced dead at the scene.

• The driver sustained critical injuries, and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital by ambulance, then flown to Amarillo, Texas for treatment.

• State police are investigating the crash.

Quay approves 2018 schedules

The Quay County Commission Monday approved the county’s 2018 holiday schedule.

County office closures are scheduled to occur as follows:

• Jan. 1, New Year’s Day

• Feb. 19, President’s Day

• March 30, Good Friday

• May 28, Memorial Day

• July 4, Independence Day

• Sept. 3, Labor Day

• Nov. 11, Veterans Day

• Nov. 22 and Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day

• Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Christmas Day

The commission also approved its meeting schedule for 2018. Meetings are generally held at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the commission meeting room on the first floor of the Quay County Courthouse.

Here is the schedule:

• Jan. 8 and Jan. 29

• Feb. 12 and Feb. 26

• March 12 and March 26

• April 9 and April 23

• May 14 and May 25, a Friday

• June 8 and June 28, both Fridays

• July 9 and July 23

• Aug. 13 and Aug. 27

• Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

• Oct. 8 and Oct. 22

• Nov. 9, a Friday, and Nov. 26

• Dec. 10


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