Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in [...]

Lucero Ortega named student of month

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Basketball all-district team

First team San Jon Chase Thompson Logan Rylan Calbert Andy Rhinestine Second team Logan Tanner Sorrels Levi Molesworth Honorable mention Logan Colton Strand 3A All District GirlsLogan Whitney Cordova Nicole Collins Katlyn Usrey Honorable mention Logan Ashlee Muncy Alyssa Whetten

FCCLA students prep for nationals

Russell Anglin Tucumcari High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization is raising funds for national competition this summer. It is also raising students’ levels of alertness throughout the school day. “We’ve been selling coffee for about half of the year,” freshman Sanda Garrett said. Coffee and smoothie sales are getting the four [...]

Coach pleased with tourney results

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari golf team hosted a tournament Monday at the country club golf course. Assistant Coach Jim Montoya said around 60 athletes from various schools came out to compete. Head golf coach Daniel Hutchins had the following to say about the tournament: “We did well. The boys came out in third. We had [...]

Sodas prove difficult to resist

Russell Anglin The bubbliness … the fizziness … and who could forget the oh-so-sweet sweetness coupled with that sugary, caffeinated rush? My lifelong struggle with soda addiction comes screeching back to square one every so often when I consider its incomparable taste and disregard the consequences to my health and well being. Most of the [...]

Obama, younger Bush show similarities

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. [...]

Fitness, fun continue

Thomas Garcia As my efforts to lose weight and better myself continues, I seem to run in to the occasional Gremlin if you will. You know, Gremlins, those little mischievous mythical creatures blamed for the sabotage of aircraft during the 1920s. Maybe you may recall the little menaces from Joe Dante’s 1984 movie “Gremlins.” Well, [...]

Looking back — March 30

March 1960

Butter churning proves worthwhile

Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited about the joys of eating sorghum, butter, and hot biscuits. One of my friends became interested when she read that the chances of my having homemade butter to go on those biscuits are in the near zero bracket. She then did a lot of research to find out [...]