Zumba gets Mesalands moving

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Russell Anglin This semester, 54 area residents, Mesalands Community College faculty, staff and students have found a new groove in the college’s zumba dance classes. “They’re actually mainly community members,” zumba instructor Jessica Elebario said. “There’s a few college students in there as well, but mainly community members. A class is 50 minutes. We’re going […]

Area kids shoot hoops

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Participants in the Elks 2011 District Hoop Shoot in Las Vegas. Jaxon Arguello won first place in the 8-9-year-old boys division and will compete in the state hoop shoot in Albuquerque on Saturday. Ashley Shipley won second place in the 8-9-year-old division and John Paul Garcia won second place in the 12-13-year-old boys division. From […]

Victoria Martinez sends her family to Super Bowl

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Thomas Garcia A wife and mother’s generosity allowed father and son to experience the Super Bowl together. Many fathers and sons enjoy spending time together talking, fishing, hunting and watching or playing sports. However, Esteban Martinez II and his son, Esteban Martinez III, had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Super Bowl XLV in […]

Quest for distraction sometimes proves elusive

Thomas Garcia So football is over and spring training has just begun. My Penguins are still without Crosby, the Suns are 18 1/2 games behind and we’re still a few weeks from selection Sunday. Go Badgers. I watch ESPN quite a bit, but what can I say? I am a sports fan. While I am […]

Chamber, rotary members call shrimp boil successful

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Russell Anglin Friday night’s shrimp boil, dance and silent auction event hosted by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club was a success, according to rotary member Jim Lafferty. “The teamwork between the chamber and the rotary really payed off for both organizations, I think,” Lafferty said. Lafferty reported about 405 tickets sold at […]

Fishing report — Feb. 16

The fishing report is compiled from reports by area wranglers. Coyote Creek – Flow is 5.7 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near Pecos due to ice. The fishing is really slow above the town of Pecos. Better fishing down at Villanueva […]

Caffeine causes cravings, column

Russell Anglin There is not a single person I know that does not engage in caffeine consumption. This has to be one of the most prevalent activities of American culture, right next to spectating and not walking places. It doesn’t always make us hyper or more alert. Sometimes we don’t even think about it when […]

Tucumcari DAR chapter holds essay contest

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Gi Gi Parker American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winners were recognized Feb. 11 at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. First place winners along with their parents and teachers were invited to lunch, where the winners read their essays. Winners received their certificates, medals […]

Rattler wrestlers place high in district

Thomas Garcia B y Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed second in the district 2-3A competition Saturday at West Las Vegas. “This will be a district tournament I will remember for a long time to come,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Augustin Sandoval (152) and Trenton Ward (112) won […]

City plays catch-up

Russell Anglin Tucumcari city officials are playing catch-up with technology and grant funding to better balance the books. City Finance Director Dennis Dysart gave a monthly financial report at Thursday’s city commission meeting and said he has been working with Triadic, the company that provides the financial software used for city records, to bring the […]