Our people —March 21

Aragon Miranda Apodaca and Nicholas Aragon of Tucumcari would like to announce the birth of their son, David Joseph Aragon “Baby D.J.” Baby D.J. was born at 9:24 p.m. on March 1, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. Baby D.J.’s grandparents are, Valentin […]

Three Question with C.J. Aragon

kqhiq7-3questionsweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico C.J. Aragon He’s the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College: 1. What are you thoughts on the team after the season’s home opener?We have a great group of kids. There is a lot of talent out in that arena. This is the best team I have had at Mesalands. They have set […]

San Jon cheerleaders are 1A-best in the state

khrowd-sanjonuseweb.jpg

Chelle Delaney Cheerleaders from San Jon School have won the class 1A championship in cheerleading. Coached by Donna Foster, the girls are Desarae Aragon, Tracy Foote, Morgan Foster, Jennifer Osborne and Chelsey Tillman. For more than a dozen years, the girls have been together. And over the years of practice, “We are like one person […]

2/7 Around town

Just born… Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparents are Donaciana Jimenez. Ready […]

Shooting victim out of intensive care

By QCS Staff Nikko Nathan, 19, is out of intensive care at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, said his uncle George Aragon on Friday.Nathan was shot Monday night and transported to Amarillo. The gunshot wound entered his left buttocks and ricocheted into his colon, his uncle said.“He’s been up on a walker,” Aragon said. […]

Tucumcari gunshot victim in intensive care

Chelle Delaney A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street and into the vicinity of a […]

Rodeo Coach enjoys dual role in arena

1202549371-rodeopracticeweb.jpg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College Intercollegiate Rodeo Team has high hopes as it enters its second season in the Grand Canyon region competition under the direction of rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. Now, the team is competing in more home state events, six rodeos in new Mexico and four in Arizona […]

Free roping clinic set for Friday, Saturday

by QCS Staff A free roping clinic with two-time national qualifier John Paul Lucero of Villanueva will be held Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The clinic is being sponsored by the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “This clinic is free to all the students of Mesalands and to the public,” said rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. […]

Mesalands is building its rodea team and potential

Special to the QCS Competing in the first college rodeo of the year, the Mesalands Community College Rodeo team fared well at the Cochise College Rodeo in Douglas, Ariz. The team was represented by 20 contestants in the Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo. The Mesalands men’s team placed fourth overall in the team standings behind strong […]

Rodeo coach brings champion record to MCC

1184396291-aragonweb.jpg

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s new Intercollegiate Rodeo Team coach, C.J. Aragon has been involved in rodeo his whole life, according to a press release from the college. And today he holds several national and international rodeo honors. Aragon grew up in Kamiah, Idaho, where he competed in high school rodeo and earned the […]