Notes from the church lady: Best course to stay as far from sin as possible

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:08 Imagine you are out for a casual ride without a care in the world and you come around a bend to discover a skunk right in the middle of the road! What […]

Tucumcari man recalls running in Olympics

There's always something for Tucumcari's Rex Maddaford to remember when a running of the summer Olympics comes to his television. CMI photo: Thomas Garcia Rex Maddaford, the course pro at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course, works on paperwork for the annual Vic Breen Memorial tournament. Maddaford, a member of New Zealand's 1968 Olympic team said […]

Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed my class would have held four reunions by our 35th year but we wound up having a 10th, 20th, 30th […]

Editorial: N.M. scientists’ work should be applauded

If you needed further proof that New Mexico is a hotbed for scientific research, here it is. This week six researchers with New Mexico ties will be among 96 U.S. researchers to receive the 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers […]

2012 4-H rodeo and horse show results

The 51st annual state 4-H rodeo and horse show was a success despite a lower number of contestants compared to past years, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County extension agent. Bishop said here were 37 contestants enrolled in the horse show and 40 in the rodeo contest at Quay County Fairgrounds. She said rodeo helps to […]

Power company confident it will meet demands

An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company issued the alert after a power generator in Texas was taken off-line for maintenance on Monday when tubes in a […]

Rodeo team members earn academic honors

Mesalands Community College announced their 2012 Academic All-American rodeo recipients: Bailey Bates of Mexican Springs, Macy Fuller of Clarkston, Wash.; Hayden Moore of Clovis and Fran Orozco-Marchand of Omak, Wash. Courtesy photo: Dan Hubbell Photography Macy Fuller at the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Fuller was crowned CNFR Rookie of the Year […]

Q&A: Superintendent stresses college readiness

Colin Taylor is the new superintendant of the San Jon Public School system for the upcoming school year. He replaces Gary Salazar, who retired. Taylor What was your previos job, and what position did you hold? A: I was the high school pricipal at Valencia What drew you to the San Jon schools? I was […]

Former Logan principal honored

Met Life and the New Mexico Association of Secondary School Principals selected Logan school's former principal for the state's principal of the year award. QCS staff photo: Thomas Garcia Garry Miller stands with his plaque which he was awarded on July 25 in Albuquerque for being selected as the state principal of the year. Gary […]

City orders cleanup

A citywide clean up for the Rattler Reunion this weekend would show the alumni coming back home that residents still care about their community still cares, according to city code enforcement officer Veronica Sandy According to Sandy; It is the city ordinance that everyone's property should stay clean from the curb to the alley. When […]