Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday […]

Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise […]

Physical activity options plenty

Tom Morris “If physical activity could be put in the form of a pill, it would be the most highly prescribed medication in the world”, say the vast majority of health professionals. The Surgeon General has determined that lack of physical activity is detrimental to your health. Being physically active for as little as 30 […]

Illegal activity blamed for death of two wolves

By QCS Staff Nine Mexican wolves have died in the wild since the beginning of 2008. Foul play was responsible for three of the deaths, according to a release from the the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service. Necropsy results from the service’s wildlife forensic laboratory are still pending for one wolf, the release said. Female wolves […]

Scales pose threat to conifers, some pines

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By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension With the weather warming up you might be noticing some insect activity.

‘Tagging’ may point to gang play

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In recent weeks there has been an increase in graffiti in Tucumcari that could be linked to gangs. Several cars and buildings have been “tagged” with spray paint, according to police records. On Aug. 19-20, eight vehicles were reported to have been vandalized with spray paint and had similar […]

School’s new drug testing includes more students

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School students who engage in school-sponsored extracurricular activities just got a new item on their agenda —random drug testing. The school’s Drug Use in School Activities policy has been updated, revised and presented at a recent school board meeting. In addition to athletes, drug testing will now apply to […]