Roch ‘right to work’ bill passes out of committee

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican A bill to end mandatory union membership as a condition of employment in the state, sponsored by state Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan, received its first hearing Jan. 29  in the New Mexico Legislature. Roch’s so-called “right-to-work” bill, which bans compulsory union dues, is one of the highest-profile issues of […]

Verizon store to set up in Tucumcari

QCS Staff Tucumcari will host a Verizon Wireless store beginning in March March, if all goes according to schedule. Greg Wensel, a representative for Ensignal, the company that will own the store, said the Tucumcari outlet will be a full-service Verizon store, selling and servicing phones and service packages. The store will be located at […]

Bulk power line for renewable energy hits roadblock

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A transmission project that could deliver renewable energy from southeastern New Mexico to lucrative Southwest U.S. electricity markets has received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior, but has run into a roadblock from New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn. The bulk-power transmission line would not provide an immediate […]

Wednesday is filing day for Mesalands board election

Wednesday, Jan. 14, is the filing day for candidates for the board of trustees of Mesalands Community College. Candidates must file a “declaration of candidacy” on that day in the office of the Quay County Clerk, 300 South Third Street, Tucumcari,  between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates must be registered voters and reside in […]

Roads and weather: Fair to difficult driving; wind advisory in effect

Road and weather update, Tuesday, Dec. 23: Road conditions at 7 a.m.: Interstate 40, Texas state line to Newkirk, fair, then difficult to Clines Corners. State Route 209, Tucumcari to Broadview, difficult. Broadview to Clovis, fair. State route 469, Grady to Logan, difficult Wind advisory: A wind advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. […]

Governor likely to choose between Schutte, Mitchell

QCS Staff A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she will likely select one of two men recommended by a nominating committee as the next 10th Judicial District judge. “Although a final decision has not been made, we do not anticipate sending the list back for additional names,” Mike Lonergan said Friday. The governor […]

Overnight power outage hits Quay County and surrounding areas

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Transmission line troubles caused widespread power outages early Tuesday in four eastern New Mexico counties, including Quay, Curry, San Miguel and Guadalupe counties, according to Farmers Electric Cooperative and Xcel Energy sources. Xcel Energy’s 3,246 customers in Tucumcari lost power from 12:22 a.m. to 4:09 a.m. today, due to […]

Quay County Fair results: Fair Book Cover Contest

Each year 4-Hers and FFAers compete to see whose design will be on the next year’s fair book. Winners receive a prize donated by Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. The 2015 cover was designed by Dyson Clark of the Wranglers 4-H Club.

Quay County Fair Results: Shepherd’s Lead

Shepherd’s Lead Results Junior Division 1. Carlee Lopez 2. Avery Cavett 3. Taylor Lopez   Booster Divison 1. Charmayn Hall 5. Preslie Cavett   Mini-Booster 1. Elizabeth Kanapilly 2. Kaitlyn Hall 3. Kyleigh Cavett 4. Jocleyn Lopez 5. Melanie Usabel

Weather alert: severe thunderstorm warning for south central Quay County til 5:45 p.m.

South central Quay County is included in a severe thunderstorm warning that also includes parts of Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties, until 5:45 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 mph was spotted near Ragland and moving southeast at 25 miles per […]