Four spots up for election in county government

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Senior Writer Four offices will be up for election on June 5 in Quay County government. Potential candidates for these offices must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, 300 South Third St. The filing fee for county office […]

Wrestling team bound for Los Alamos

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will get a chance to see potential state competition this weekend at Los Alamos. “We will have a chance to see what we will be up against,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Encinias said the Rattlers team has been doing great the past two weeks, competing at […]

Extension agent reports busy year

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Extension agents report a busy and successful year and are now preparing for next year. Brenda Bishop, extension agent, detailed successes of the program to a year end committee who brainstorm on potential projects for the following year. Bishop said several of the programs grew from the previous year. She said […]

UNM agreement gives Mesalands undergraduate potential

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari High School graduate’s efforts to bring undergraduate studies to Tucumcari comes to reality with a partnership between the University of New Mexico and Mesalands Community College. Jeronimo Dominguez, a 1966 THS graduate, serves as the vice president of UNM’s Extended University. “It is a dream come true to come here to […]

Entrepeneur sees solar potential in Tucumcari

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QCSun Staff At their Nov. 11 meeting, city commissioners unanimously agreed to back an engineer’s effort to secure a loan for a prototype solar energy conversion system to help power the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Facility. Robert Hockaday, engineer and president of Energy Related Devices, is seeking a $550,000 bank loan to fund the project. The […]

Mesalands board finalizes presidential profile

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees spent more than two hours Monday evening with Mesalands President Phillip O. Barry and Association of Community Colleges Trustees consultant Wayne Newton finalizing a presidential profile that lists the challenges and opportunities the next Mesalands president should be prepared to face. The profile also outlines “ideal […]

Assistant superintendent leaving for advancement potential

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Career advancement opportunities spurred Dennis Roch’s resignation from Tucumcari Public Schools. Roch resigned last week as the Assistant Superintendent of Tucumcari Schools to take a similar position with Texico Public Schools. His resignation is effective June 30. Roch said he received a letter of intent from Texico Superintendent R.L. […]

Rep. Lujan speaks to graduates on future

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., spoke of the potential each graduate has to improve the future of this nation during Friday night’s graduation at Meslands Community College. “This is a huge step in your life,” Lujan told graduates. “The hard work and sacrifices you and your families have […]

Ag day topics include renewable energy

QCS Staff Potential for renewable energy in agriculture and eastern New Mexico’s contributions to biofuel efforts will be among topics at the annual field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center near Clovis. The featured keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The field day is scheduled Aug. 18, according to […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]