Education officials visit Mesalands

Special to QCS Jose Garcia, cabinet secretary and Mr. Glenn Walters, deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), recently visited Mesalands Community College. This visit was to better understand the College’s programs and unique offerings. “I have decided that I needed to visit every single institution of higher learning in the […]

Field Day focuses on water

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Argen Duncan People need to know water for agriculture provides food and fiber, and Curry County is the top producer of raw agriculture products in the state, the new state secretary of agriculture said. New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte gave the keynote speech during the annual field day at the New Mexico State […]

Obama falls short on Guantanamo policy

Freedom New Mexico White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for […]

State senator runs for New Mexico secretary of state

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QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, a Democrat up for her second term, and District 40 Republican State Sen. Dianna Duran, who is challenging Herrera in November’s secretary of state election. Each candidate responded to a series of questions about the contested office. Below are Duran’s […]

Secretary of state seeks re-election

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QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, a Democrat up for her second term, and District 40 Republican State Sen. Dianna Duran, who is challenging Herrera in November’s secretary of state election. Each candidate responded to a series of questions about the contested office. Below are Herrera’s […]

Press Release: State’s unemployment rate in May 6.5 percent

June 25 press release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Office of the Secretary, Economic Research & Analysis Bureau,

College receives kudos from top state officials

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Chelle Delaney

Secretary of Health visits Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff The state’s top health official, Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil toured Quay County’s public health facilities in Tucumcari on Thursday. As he visited rural health clinics across the state, Vigil said, “A big crisis is the lack of adequate health care professionals.” He cited an upcoming conference in Albuquerque that will specifically address […]

Dominguez announces candidacy

Donna Dominguez, Chief Deputy Treasurer, announced her candidacy this week for the office of Quay County Treasurer in the June 3 primary election. Dominguez, a resident of Quay County since 1991, has been an employee of Quay County since 1993 as County Manager Assistant/Secretary and Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past seven years. She also […]

AYP announcement delayed

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia postponed Wednesday’s AYP announcement to allow for more time to get accurate information about the results to school districts before the start of school, according to a department press release. The Public Education Department has until Aug. 5 to report AYP results. “While I am comfortable with the quality […]