Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly [...]

Health care law goes too far

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Consequences of health care bill unfolding

During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The Associated Press [...]

In tmes of trouble, best to rely on God

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Recently, I was consoling a loved one who was really frustrated because her son continued to subject himself to a harmful relationship. I reminded her that because there was only so much she could do, the only option was to give it over to God and let him take care [...]

Day care center set to open

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newest day care is set to open its doors on April 5. Dana and Patrick Benavidez of Portales have partnered with Daniel Gonzales and Liz Esquibel of Tucumcari to open Tucumcari Children’s Haven at 714 W. Route 66. Teambuilders, at 302 E. Tucumcari Blvd., also provides public day [...]

Economic assistance passed for day care

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City commissioners approved an ordiance for an application for loval economic develpoment assistance for building a new day care in Tucumcari during Thursday’s meeting. Patrick Vanderpool, who is the extecutive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development agency, presented the ordiance to the commission. “It will open some new [...]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. [...]

Researchers at Tucumcari science center look at irrigation termination for alfalfa

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By Audry Olmsted, Special to QCS In a time when sustainability is on the minds of many, farmers are wondering if they will have enough water to properly care for their crops. With that in mind, researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari are working on an alfalfa project to see [...]

Chance encounter

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Chelle Delaney A blind date and love of animals has landed Tucumcari a new equine specialist. For more than a year, veterinarian Elizabeth “Bessie” R. Babits has been coming to Tucumcari from Taos to visit. Now she’s here to stay and is beginning to establish a practice here as well. Romancing Steve Floeck may have [...]

Tucumcari man is in intensive care after being hit by train

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital,