1/18 Obituaries

Lorraine Martin Services: Have been held. Lorraine Case Martin, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 4, 1926, to George and Mary Daffin Case in Bentley, Okla. She married Glynn B. Martin on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. She graduated from Murray State […]

Kids, roads and community top priorities

By Brian Moore: Guest columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

1/18 Notable notes

Prairie chicken festival set Although the sign-up deadline for the fifth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival is April 1, early registration is urged because space is limited for the Milnesand event from April 7-9, according to a release from the state’s Department of Game and Fish. Cost is $80, which includes all field trips, […]

Tucumcari burning

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Another fire burned through Quay County on Saturday, but this one was started on purpose. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said a prescribed burn was ignited by the fire department in the field just east of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery around 10 a.m. Smoke was still billowing around 2 p.m. “I could […]

Meslands growing in all directions

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College is getting bigger, thanks to two recent developments that mean expansion, innovation and economic growth for the community, according to college Public Relations Director John Yearout. First up is a massive grant — $63,000 — that was awarded to Mesalands for its North American Wind Research and Training […]

Invasive plants suck New Mexico dry

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It may not be an invasion of leaf-eating beetles or the body snatchers, but conservationists say the influx of salt cedar trees in New Mexico may be equally as dangerous. Perhaps for indigenous plants the body snatcher allusion is not too far off, according to experts from New Mexico State University, […]

First district games dominated by Santa Rosa

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Friday’s night full of basketball featured the first district game for Tucumcari against the Lions. As Santa Rosa visited the “Snake Pit,” the first game of the evening was the junior varsity girls. Tucumcari held a 10 point lead at halftime 21-11 and at the end of the third quarter led […]

Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer. Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the […]

1/14 Notable notes

Jamboree time The Floyd Lions Club will be holding auditions for its Jamboree 2006 at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the old gym of the Floyd School, according to a release from the organization. Singers should come with two traditional country or Gospel songs, knowing the words and the key in which they will […]

1/14 Obituaries

Alexander Cherry Jr. Services: Have been held. Alexander Cherry Jr., 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in Eagle River, Alaska. He was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Pittock, Pa., and was a graduate of Tucumcari High School. He served in the U.S. Army and the New Mexico National Guard from 1961 until 1964. He worked […]