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Lady Rattlers prepare for district opener

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s volleyball team has a week to prepare for its district opener scheduled Oct. 13 at Santa Rosa. Improving to 10-3 after Saturday’s 3-0 win at the Snake Pit against Penasco, the Lady Rattlers are heading into district competition with confidence, said coachDana Benavidez. “We are going to work […]

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Eval data helps students improve in proficiency

There’s something about fall that brings fire to New Mexico — roasting chile, burning Old Man Gloom, torching El Kookooee, and tossing your teacher work eval into the flames. And while the first three celebrate the bounty of our land and the prospects of a better year ahead, the last is a depressingly familiar stage-managed […]

Tourism alone not the answer

Within the past month, I have participated in regional and local planning events to explore ideas for improving our corner of New Mexico.   In both meetings, tourism was prominent among the proposed solutions.   Tourism is a major part of our economy in Quay County, especially with Route 66, Ute Lake and the county’s […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Lariault: God is the source of the righteous truth

When I commented to wife recently about a young lady, she asked me if I wasn’t talking about the girl’s sister because they look a lot alike. I said that I didn’t know she had a sister, much less one who could pass as a twin. Upon further investigation, I learned that the young lady […]

Lauriault:Grasshoppers, rainbows, and other reminders

A friend told me about a recent experience during which she opened a metal trash can outside and the grasshoppers in and around the can jumped onto her. She stated that she now knew how Pharaoh must have felt when God sent the plagues as a reminder that he (God) was in charge (Exodus chapters […]