With age, seasons have different meaning

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As the seasons change, we hear many comments about which is the favorite season and which is not. For some reason, most people with whom I spend a little time seem to prefer fall and go to great lengths to describe it. They usually begin by coming to the coffee […]

Mesalands teams finish fourth

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Strong performances from the men’s and women’s rodeo teams at Mesalands Community College earned them a fourth-place finish at the Second Annual Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. “We could have done better as a team,” said C.J. Aragon, Mesaland’s rodeo coach. “We had some good individual performances.” Aragon said […]

D.C. Tea Party protesters more normal than not

Freedom New Mexico Some have characterized those attending Tea Party protests recently in Washington, D.C., as a dangerous, violence-prone fringe group of haters. Most (not all) of the “mainstream” media seem to suspect these people have unaccountably come to dislike President Barack Obama and all his works, or have been manipulated by Fox News, and […]

Rush missteps representing HSUS

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist I felt a tremor in the Earth. Rush Limbaugh joined the dark side. Limbaugh is a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It was like finding out your brother is a cross dresser. Why does it matter? It probably doesn’t to most people, but whether you […]

Small town Iowa frozen in time

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist It wasn’t hard to find the house, but when we got there the Duke wasn’t home. I’m talking about none other than star of the silver screen John Wayne and my recent search for the home where he was born in Winterset, Iowa, which occurred somewhat by accident. Iowa is […]

Commission will discuss Taser shooting case

QCS staff Three executive sessions have been scheduled for Thursday’s City Commission meeting at City Hall. One of the sessions pertains to threatened or pending litigation against the city and includes discussion about Kailee Martinez, the Tucumcari teenager shot with a taser by Police Chief Roger Hatcher this summer. The agenda was not clear as […]

God refreshes our souls after life’s winds buffet us

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Autumn in Israel is planting time. Their rainy season runs from fall through spring allowing them to grow winter crops. Throughout Israel’s history, God promised to send those rains so they could produce abundant crops (Deuteronomy 11: 13-15). Our climate is much more continental being characterized by summer rains. Consequently, […]

Rattlers dealt first loss of season

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QCSun managing editor Tucumcari grabbed an early lead, but dropped its first game of the season Friday night, 42-34, to the Capitan Tigers. The Rattlers (3-1) scored the first 14 points of the game and it looked like another rout was on. Tucumcari had won its first three games by an average […]

Tucumcari to host San Jon

So far: San Jon has the best record in the county with a record of 3-2. House is 0-6. Tucumcari and Logan are 1-4. San Jon beat Clovis Christian 3-0 last week. Tucumcari has lost three straight matchups, including 3-2 to Logan and 3-0 to Floyd.

Tucumcari, Logan, House add wins to season

Roundup: Tucumcari, Logan and House all added another win to their seasons on Friday. The Rattlers beat West Las Vegas, 27-0. Logan trounced Gateway Christian, 30-12 and House edged New Mexico School for the Deaf, 14-13. San Jon lost to Dora, 20-19.