Child Find screening planned

QCS staff Quay County schools will have a pair of Child Find preschool screening clinics. The free clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 29 at Logan Schools and 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 21 at House Schools. The clinics are for children 5 and younger. A representative from ENMRSH and Clovis MECA Therapies will [...]

House schools host FFA contests for District IV

Blake Moon On Jan. 18, House schools hosted Junior High Leadership contests for District IV participants. Contests included the opening/closing ceremonies as well as junior high prepared speaking contest. The opening and closing ceremonies team consists of seven members who repeat the FFA opening and closing ceremonies. The Prepared Speaking Contest requires an individual to [...]

Courthouse funds up for approval

QCS Staff A bill supporting $335,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County and the City of Tucumcari is in the process of being approved in the state Legislature. House Tax and Revenue Committee substitute for House Bill 191 earmarks $185,000 for Quay County Courthouse renovations and $150,000 for Tucumcari trash collection trucks. “This is [...]

Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to [...]

Lawmakers plan for Lujan absence

Trip Jennings It is unclear how House Speaker Ben Lujan’s fight with lung cancer will play out day-to-day over the next month, whether he will show up each morning or miss portions of the state Legislature’s 30-day session. Lujan didn’t address that issue in remarks Tuesday to a stand-room-only crowd in the House of Representatives. [...]

Redistricting shuffles state lawmakers

Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line, but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost [...]

Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly [...]

House resident killed in single vehicle accident

Press release Quay County- Gary Reeves (72) of House, New Mexico died yesterday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover crash on State Road 252.

House FFA students top Ag Sales contest

Special to QCS House FFA members Wyatt Bishop, Kayleigh Fury, Summer Huizar and Trenton Lee won first place in recently the State Ag Sales Team Competition. This group went in and competed as seventh-graders and won first place. I’m so proud of these students. Unfortunately, they are too young to compete at nationals this year. [...]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: You know there are teenagers in the house when…

Marla Jo Fisher I have a friend whose children are old enough now to strike fear into the hearts of their mother, as she dreads the coming transformation from adorable kid to hulking, hairy creature from the black lagoon. Since my kids are already well into this transition, Barb views our family like a big, [...]