Filing date set for Quay County elections

QCS staff Candidates for Quay County commissioner for Districts 1 and 2, Quay County clerk and Quay County treasurer must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Quay County Clerk’s Office located at 300 S. Third St. A prospective candidate must be a registered voter in the district […]

Supreme Court decision protects religious freedom

The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s position, which was […]

Yoga positions not for public exhibition

Baxter Black It was one of those surreal moments in a cowboy’s life that you’ll recall in vivid technicolor years later when you’re living in the senior center trying to balance your checkbook on the TV remote. Like the time you roped with Fred Whitfield, or got into vet school, or wrote your first alimony […]

Much always wants more

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What’s wrong with these people? You know, the people who make headlines because they’ve done something wrong. The problem may be that they’ve done so many things right – and risen to positions of power and authority. So, naturally, we expect a lot of them. But, like the rest […]

Mesalands to buy wind turbine, staff center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More steps were put in place for the start-up of the North American Wind Research Training Center (NAWRTC) on Tuesday by the MesaLands Community College Board of Trustees. The board agreed to recruit and fill the the positions of Director of the NAWRTC and a wind energy technician/instructor. Also, […]

Write-in candidates sought for House

Because nobody filed to run for the school board in House, persons interested in running for those positions may still file as a write-in candidate, according to a press release from the Quay County Clerk’s Office. The filing day for write-in candidates is Jan. 2, the release stated. According to state law, any member of […]

Clovis hospital cuts some positions

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement released […]

Candidates file for county spots

QCS Staff Three county positions will have some type of competition during the primary stage, as candidates filed for six elected offices Tuesday at the Quay County Courthouse. Ballot positions were drawn at 5 p.m. at the courthouse, with candidates drawing capsules. Each capsule included a number for a place on the ballot. No more […]

City seats up for grabs, candidates ready

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime City Commissioner Bettie Ditto will be vacating her seat and two other city positions are also up for grabs in Tucumcari’s municipal election to be held March 7. Filing Tuesday for Ditto’s position as city commissioner for district five were James Lafferty and Norma Jean Crellin. Mary Mayfield filed to […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]