Acting principal quits

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By QCS Staff Acting Tucumcari High School principal Jack Burch resigned effective Thursday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Burch, turned in his resignation at the end of Thursday’s school day. “Mr. Burch brought a lot of experience and guidance to Tucumcari Schools during his time here,” Roch said. Roch said Burch’s employment […]

Raton Racino Contractor Files Lien

By Charles D. Brunt: Albuquerque Journal The lead contractor for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino has filed an $845,000 lien against Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer and Horse Racing at Raton LLC, the corporation behind the troubled $50 million racino. A claim of lien filed by James H. Franken, president of Las Vegas, N.M.-based Franken Construction […]

Area students participate in Earth Day activities

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Area students participated in Earth Day learning activities at the Tucumcari Elementary’s Outdoor Classroom on Thursday. “This is the 11th year that we have done this,” said Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Relissa Nials. Nials, a soil conservationist, said the children learn about Earth Day in school but this day of […]

Our Page — April 21

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Cutest baby contest The Tucumcari Alco store recently held its annual cutest baby contest. The winner, Abrianna Martinez, raised

Rattler cheerleaders take fourth

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The fourth place Tucumcari Rattlers Cheerleaders were 1.5 points behind third place Texico in the 2A State Spirit Competition in Rio Rancho. “We did not realize we were so close to beating Texico,” said Rattlers Cheerleader coach Christine Montano. Montano and the seven member Lady Rattlers fell short of […]

Fishing report — April 21

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Trout are reported as fair with power bait, corn or worms. Walleye are fair using jigs, night crawlers or minnows. No reports on other species. Conchas Lake: The lake level is rising and the water temperature […]

Rep Lujan to be guest speaker at graduation

QCS staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., will be guest speaker at the Mesalands Community College graduation ceremonies on May 7, according to a college news release recapping highlights of the April 14 board of trustees meeting. Also from the meeting: • College President Phillip O. Barry presented an appropriation request that has been […]

Focusing on big picture shows possible obstructions

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While driving home from church recently, my co-pilot pointed out the dirty windshield and the torn driver’s side windshield wiper. When I nonchalantly responded that I’d swap it out with the good one on the passenger side, she looked at me incredulously just in time to see an oncoming car […]

Cattle growers to celebrate Earth Day

On Thursday, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with events that will be held all over the state and the world. There are people from 190 countries and one billion people taking this day to recognize the importance of all the magnificent wonders and natural resources that is […]

Ending taxation pain begins at ballot box

Freedom Newspapers April 15 — traditionally the most dreaded day of the year since it’s the deadline for filing income tax returns or extension requests — has past. The pain we all feel from heavy taxation remains. This caused the populist Tea Party movement to arise last year. Hundreds of thousands of people rose up […]