Grant provides certificate program

Thomas Garcia A new 12-week program available at the North American Wind Research and Training Center will increase employment opportunities for those interested in wind energy studies. Jim Morgan, Director of the NAWRTC said Mesalands Community College is now offering an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology. “The certification is tailored for workforce development,” […]

Memorial planned Monday to honor life of Quay County Family Health Center’s Medical Director

QCS Staff A service to celebrate the life of Quay County Family Health Center’s Medical Director, Richard Gritzmacher, M.D., M.P.H. will be held at 11:30 a.m.- to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Health Center located at 1302 East Main Street. Gritzmacher died on Oct. 10, a memorial service was held on Oct. 14, in […]

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials […]

Power restored in Tucumcari after wildfire damage

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Electrical power was restored in Tucumcari on Sunday after an almost six-hour outage apparently caused by a wildfire near Forest that took out a major power line. The city lost power just before 9 a.m. and began experiencing restoration shortly after 2:30 p.m. Xcel Energy Media Relations Director Wes Reeves said construction crews are still […]

Wastewater facility nears completion

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Russell Anglin A new wastewater treatment plant in San Jon is almost finished. USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner visited village officials Monday and toured the new facility, in which village wastewater runs through sewer lines into three large lagoons lined with plastic to keep the sewage from seeping into the ground. San Jon […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams […]

Governor appoints new racing commission members

QCSun staff Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed four new members to the state racing commission, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. According to the Journal, the new members include veterinarian Jerald Glenn Cosper of Los Lunas, American Quarter Horse Association Director Gayla McCulloch, attorney Rob Doughty III and race horse owner Beverly Bourguet. Ray Willis, a […]

City plays catch-up

Russell Anglin Tucumcari city officials are playing catch-up with technology and grant funding to better balance the books. City Finance Director Dennis Dysart gave a monthly financial report at Thursday’s city commission meeting and said he has been working with Triadic, the company that provides the financial software used for city records, to bring the […]

Special meeting prompted by voiding of La Mesa gaming license

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Quay County Gaming Authority Executive Director Waren Frost will host a special meeting to discuss the future of a race track and casino in Quay County. Frost said he will hold the meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center exhibit hall and it is open to […]

EPCOG dismisses executive director

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will […]