Obesity big concern in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Obesity is huge in New Mexico — and it’s growing, according to the state’s Department of Health. Statistics state more than 20 percent of all adults in the Land of Enchantment can be classified as obese, up from less than 10 percent in 1990. Those who are overweight constitute about 30 […]

Ute Lake Ranch gets rollicking reaction

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he’s already seeing the bucks roll in from Ute Lake Ranch, the 25,000-acre development under construction on the outskirts of town. And his entire family is excited about the project. “It brings people into the community with the purpose of staying — we think […]

1/11 Calendar

Today through Friday: Registration for boys and girls fifth- and sixth-grade basketball at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin. Registration is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 per player. Coaches also needed. Call 461-1647 or 403-8491 for information. Today: Altrusa will hold a board meeting at noon at La […]

KFC manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops from […]

1/7 Editorial

The question of statehood for Puerto Rico is again bobbing to the surface like a mossy coconut, as it seems to with annoying regularity. Some Republicans — including a few in the Bush clan’s inner circle — apparently have convinced themselves this would mean a political windfall for the GOP, in terms of courting the […]

Cow inspires idea of space career

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Pudge and Maughn were a couple of top hands gatherin’ cows on the Diamond Mountain allotment in northeast Utah back in the 1960s. Although they were true cowboys, they weren’t above accessing modern technology. One late October as they were pushin’ a bunch toward the corral, one of the cows […]

Year in review: November, December 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To round out 2005, November and December contained the following news. Nov. 1: This month meant the end of Quay’s juvenile detention center and the beginning of sending the young offenders to […]

1/7 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Jan. 7 — Santa Rosa invitational tournament continues, VB, Santa Rosa Jan. 7 — Sandia Prep invitational tournament continues, VG, Albuquerque Jan. 10, 3 p.m. — Raton, JV, V, B & G, away Jan. 13, 4 p.m. — *Santa Rosa, JV, V, B & G, home Jan. 14, […]

1/7 Obituaries

Max Crespin Services: Have been held. Max I. Crespin, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. He was born July 1, 1934, in Logan, later moving to Tucumcari where he married his wife Mary Garcia Crespin. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was retired from the City of Tucumcari Police Department […]

1/7 School menus

Logan Monday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice milk; Lunch — Deli sandwiches, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives, bell peppers and pickles, chips, no bake cookie, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk; Lunch — Pizza, carrots and broccoli, bread sticks and sauce, pudding, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Preschool: Ritz crackers; Cinnamon rolls, […]