Rattlers ride interceptions to topple Dons

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico At 5-foot-6 and 175 pounds, Angelo Montano stands as one of the bigger backs in a Tucumcari Rattler backfield that has to outquick and outwork bigger defenses. “We know we’re going to be outsized every game,” Montano said, “so we work on keeping our feet moving every time we […]

House FFA students top Ag Sales contest

Special to QCS House FFA members Wyatt Bishop, Kayleigh Fury, Summer Huizar and Trenton Lee won first place in recently the State Ag Sales Team Competition. This group went in and competed as seventh-graders and won first place. I’m so proud of these students. Unfortunately, they are too young to compete at nationals this year. […]

School menus — Sept. 7

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. House Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, variety of cereal, muffins, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread, green beans, peaches, peanut butter and jelly, salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sliced ham, toast, variety of cereal, muffins, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Corn […]

Court halts license process

Thomas Garcia Quay County’s effort to land the state’s last racing license was halted Friday when Raton District Judge John Paternoster granted an injunction to La Mesa, the original license holder. “We respect what the court has said, though we do not agree with it,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

New dog digs niche in my heart

Priscilla Alden (Prissy for short), a very large black lab, has moved to this corner and says she is going to become my new friend. She landed with a thud on Aug. 27, thanks to Yvette Peacock who was acting in her sister Yvonne Braziel’s behalf. Those two women have come to my rescue more […]

Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we […]

Even meager contributions make a difference

In Luke 21: 1-4 and Mark 12: 41-44 (NIV), we read where Jesus noticed the widow putting two copper coins into the temple treasury. They were worth less than a penny, which is America’s smallest coin, also made of copper. That has nothing to do with this article except that she had less than two […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea Reeb, […]

Nothing fair about Fairness Doctrine

Freedom New Mexico The fairness doctrine in broadcasting sounds like it would be so, well, fair. Why is it we believe that the end of the dormant policy, killed Aug. 22 by the Federal Communications Commission, is a good development? The truth is, there never was anything “fair” about it. The fairness doctrine was imposed […]

Rattlers look to stay perfect

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Thomas Garcia The 2-0 Rattlers look to stay perfect for homecoming Friday against the West Las Vegas Dons. “We know it is homecoming, but we are going to have to stay focused on the game as much as possible,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers will have their handful with the […]