Roch sponsors Lesser Prairie Chicken legislation

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) wants New Mexico to claim sovereignty over its lesser prairie chicken (LPC) population, as Kansas did last year. He has proposed a bill, HB468, that would proclaimNew Mexico has sole jurisdiction over management of the bird’s habitat, and a hearing on that bill is […]

Q&A: Mesalands 5th district trustee candidates

Elizabeth Estrada

  There are two candidates, incumbent Elizabeth Estrada and challenger Jim Keith, running for the District 5 seat on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The victor will serve a six-year term. The election will be held March 3. The Quay County Sun asked both candidates the same five questions.  Here, in alphabetical order,  […]

Latin comedians share punchlines, insights

Comedian Roberto Rodriguez receives a handshake and pat on
the back in appreciation from Tucumcari resident Michael
Arellano after the Latin Comedy Jam Saturday at the Tucumcari
Convention Center. Rodriguez and the other comedians of the
show took time to thank area residents for attending the event.

By Thomas Garica QCS Senior Writer Area residents enjoyed a night of laughter Saturday night from the punchlines and life experiences of four performers at the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Nothing was off limits as the comedians observed  personal, social and world events, each adding a unique insight and spin. “I […]

Commission approves water well replacement project

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission has approved a contract to replace a water well for more than $409,000. The contract calls for replacement of Well No. 8 at the city’s  well field at Five Mile Park, Mark Martinez, project manager told the commission, before it approved the agreement on Feb. […]

Preciado pleads innocent to 14 child sex abuse felonies

QCS Staff A former Tucumcari foster parent pleaded innocent to 14 felony counts that include sexual penetration of a minor and sexual contact with a minor counts Tuesday in Tenth Judicial District Court. Manuel Preciado, 64, of Tucumcari, also had his bond reduced from $50,000 cash to $50,000 with 10 percent cash due, Tenth Judicial […]

Financial aid workshops set

Mesalands partners with GCU online

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College has signed an educational alliance participant agreement with Grand Canyon University, of Phoenix, Arizona, that will allow Mesalands graduates to pursue online bachelor’s and master’s degrees or doctorates. The partnership also brings a 10-percent discount in tuition and fees to Grand Canyon. For many students, “the only option is go […]

Conservation service accepting land project proposals

QCS Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to assist farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who take steps to enhance conservation of natural resources. Landowners should submit applications by Friday to ensure they are considered for this year’s funding, but applications received after […]

Logan returns to PreK initiative to prepare youngest

Courtesy Photo:
Logan preschool students enjoy lunch with their parent during the open house

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Logan Preschool has returned to the New Mexico Pre-K Initiative to help students develop learning and social skills that will benefit them from the first day of kindergarten through their post-secondary school years. The NM pre-K has expanded access to early childhood programs across the state to help children […]

County unemployment rate drops

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The December figure is about eight-tenths of a percentage point below the November unemployment rate of 5.7 percent and nine-tenths of a percentage point below the December 2013 rate, a department news release said. Quay […]