Wilson talks issues during Tucumcari visit

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Thomas Garcia Former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson visited with residents in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday to discuss concerns affecting the region and country. “It’s no big secret, everyone is worried about the economy,” Wilson said. Wilson will be traveling through New Mexico this week as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated […]

Udall staff holding office hours

QCS staff A staff member for U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding ‘Udall Serving YoU’ office hours Thursday and Friday across the 3rd Congressional District for area residents who require help with a federal agency. Staff will be available 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at the Tucumcari City Hall chambers, 215 E. Center St. […]

More than 120 Logan residents help recreate historic picture

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Thomas Garcia Logan’s residents gathered to commemorate the state’s centennial celebration by recreating a historic photo. The Logan Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce invited the residents of Logan to participate in the centennial photo event on Friday. “We wanted to recreate a photo of Logan’s residents taken on Jan. 6, 1912,” said Bunny Terry, chamber […]

Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]

County awarded grant to increase health care access

Special to QCS Quay County MCCH Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant each year for the next five years. This grant is part of a larger statewide initiative to increase access to health care. The Quay County MCCH Council has partnered with Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital in a review of local health care […]

Public meeting held concerning low altitude flights

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Thomas Garcia More than a dozen Quay County residents attended a public hearing Thursday hosted by officials from Cannon Air Force Base concerning low altitude training flights. Residents commented on the proposed flights during the meeting. Tom Phelps of Clovis, CEO of ENMR Plateau, said the Air Force needs to use the low altitude airspace […]

New system will alert residents about severe weather and disasters

Thomas Garcia A new system will soon be available to alert Quay County residents about severe weather and disasters. “We will be able to alert the public via land line, cell phone, email and fax,” said Tucumcari Emergency Manager Scot Jaynes . Jaynes said the system being installed is an Everbridge SmartGIS. He said it […]

County residents express concerns to Rep. Lujan

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Thomas Garcia More than a dozen Quay County residents met at the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to speak with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan. “We always want to meet with the people to hear their concerns,” Lujan said. Lujan met with each resident in a one-on-one session as they voiced their concerns. “We heard […]

Residents plan protest of pipeline project

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along […]