Seek God’s guidance before springing to action

Spring started this past Tuesday and the local schools are on spring break this week. There are certain things that happen each spring; some of them due to man’s timing, like spring break, and some, like the spring equinox, because God set the schedule (Genesis 1:14-19). Sometimes God allows us to set the schedule and […]

Rattlers return from break

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A long holiday break should not affect the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team as they prepare for the St. Michael’s tournament. “We got right back into it on Monday,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “The team has a great recuperation time.” Encinias said the team had a […]

Warmer weather predicted

Thomas Garcia Warmer weather is forecast for Quay County going into the New Year, according to the National Weather Service Albuquerque. A break in the recent winter weather patterns will begin on Wednesday as temperatures begin to rise into the upper 40s to mid 50s, said Amanda Martin, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “Rain or […]

Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

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Disney FamilyFun magazine It’s bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain of boredom. That’s when you can break out these two items. You will be Hero Mom for fighting off the Monster of Dull, and they will […]

Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

Entire state goes tax-free on Aug. 5

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Anyone who ever wanted to get out of paying taxes now has their chance. In fact, the entire state of New Mexico will go tax-free for the first time in its history from Aug. 5-7. Thanks to legislation passed by lawmakers in the 2005 session, consumers will get a […]

High jumper inches closer to state record

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School athlete Chris McCasland recently broke the school record in the high jump and now he looks to tie or break the Class 2A state record at the state track meet May 6 in Albuquerque. McCasland, a senior, went to a meet at Melrose April 7 and cleared the […]

God gives roots that help to stand strong in hard times

By Debra Whittington: Notes from a Church Lady But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]