Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

Wrestlers wrangler multiple medals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers used Saturday’s wrestling tournament as a way to gain much needed mat time for their team. “We had nine wrestlers medal,” said Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias. “We should have done better, though.” Encinias said the team matched up head-to-head against the tough competition which, included wrestlers from Amarillo High, Robertson, […]

Facebook essential for organizers

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events. Each year in August, Tucumcari is the site of a grand homecoming where Tucumcari High School alumni spanning 50 years gather for their Rattler Reunion. In the past, a register and mailing list has been used […]

Class of 1980 set to host Rattler Reunion

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events.

Commission approves grants

QCS staff Tucumcari City Commission approved the submission of two Tucumcari Community Development grant applications for 2011. The commission approved the grant submission to the New Mexico Energy and Natural Resources Department and the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program for $6,000. The money will be used to plant 60 trees at the city softball fields, […]

Art of conversation lost in modern world

Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Can you imagine what our parents and grandparents would have said had we pulled out a stack of cards imprinted with a number of subjects to be used to begin conversations at the dinner table? Of course, their language would have been less colorful than mine when I saw such cards […]

Sins are weeds that threaten soil of our souls

By Leonard Lauriault Have you noticed there are many more non-grass plants than there used to be along our roadways? Some of these species are invasive (also called noxious because they’re so harmful to the environment and society) and have moved from the roadways into agricultural, recreational, and even wildland areas, reducing the value of […]

Certification of voting machines set to begin Oct. 21

The Quay County Clerk will begin certification of the voting machines to be used during the 2008 General Election at 9 a.m. Oct

Can-do: Community responds in thousands

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Ministry of Hope may be serving up some birds for Christmas. �The way it looks now, if everything comes through, we�ll be able to do turkeys for Christmas,� said Louise Mitchell, director of the ministry. Recently, when food stocks in their cupboard and its funds got low, Ministry […]

November 1930

November 1930 Members of the Coterie Club used election day to raise funds for winter fuel. …One of the outstanding events of the Halloween season was a turkey dinner served in the home of Mrs. W.F. Bonds, with Lydia Willis, Lillian Bess and Nell Houser as assistant hostesses. …D.R. Burnham, superintendent of the Tucumcari Experiment […]