Press release: New Mexico has two more ‘probable’ swine flu cases

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it is sending two more probable cases of swine flu to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The new samples are from a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male both from Socorro County. The Department of Health previously reported […]

Nationwide swine flu outbreak leads school officials to review plans

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Thomas Garcia Area school superintendents joined a teleconference with state health and education leaders Thursday to review plans in the event a case of swine flu should turn up at one of their schools. Thus far, no cases of swine flu have been confirmed in New Mexico. However, the number of probable cases has climbed […]

04-29-09: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061.Thursday: special meeting, Tucumcari High School Class Of 1969, plan making for the 2009 reunion. Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Rt. 66 Blvd. Call 461-1913.Friday: 11 a.m., regular meeting, Lodgers Tax Advisory Board, City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Call […]

Plateau awards scholarships

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By QCS Staff ENMR-Plateau Education Foundation Scholarship winners were introduced at the Annual Membership Meeting on April 18. Twenty-three graduating high school students earned over $63,000 for their continuing education, according to a press release. One of two $6,400 Evelyn Patterson Memorial Scholarships were

04-29-09: Police Blotter

Chelle Delaney The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday l At 1:13 p.m., a female requested an officer to a residence on south Rock Island Street in reference to stolen money. l At 1:13 […]

Man accused in nose biting arrested

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS – A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week.Joey Maes of Clovis is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue […]

Teenage drinking: County, city back warning to parents

Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioners approved contracts and a proclamation aimed at teenage drinking prevention and DWI compliance Monday during their regular meeting.

Two rodeo team members to compete in finals

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team wrapped up the 2008-2009 season with the men’s team ranked third and the women’s ranked fifth after the Grand Canyon Regional Finals in Las Cruces last weekend. The Mesalands women’s team grabbed the spotlight at the regional finals. The women’s team placed third in the […]

Lopez awarded scholarship

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Thomas Garcia A local high school student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from a Texas-based wind energy company. Kaitlin Rae Lopez, a senior at Tucumcari High School, was awarded one of the 2009 Cielo Wind Power Earth Stewardship Scholarship, by Cielo Wind Power, LP of Austin. “The stewardship scholarship is a great way for Cielo […]

04-29-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.Conchas LakeSurface temps this past week ranged from 54-to-57 degrees. Walleye fishing was fair using spinners, minnows, crank baits and […]