Earth Day Observations

Chelle Delaney Students got to be up close and personal with Mother Nature at the Outdoor Classroom on Thursday. From animal skulls and pelts to live chickens and goats, it was all hands on during the Earth Day festivites. On Thursday, about 675 students visited the outdoor classroom, said Relissa Nials, coordinator of the event. […]

Ranchers come out against moving railroad crossing

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Thomas Garcia Ranchers in northern Quay County and county and state officials are asking Union Pacific Railroad to reconsider its proposal to close a railroad crossing on Quay Road L at Obar. More than a dozen residents from Obar and Nara Visa, the county fire marshal and officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation […]

Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night. The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager. The National Weather […]

Tips to keep your poinsettias thriving until the next holiday

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Every year as the holidays come to a close, people want to know how they can keep their poinsettias looking good and, eventually, replanting them.Here are a few tips:

Now that’s mudslinging

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John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or the other […]

Afternoon outing puts her sanke alert

By Lnn Moncus While Aggie and I were taking our walk in the country Sunday, one of us had a major nervous breakdown. Yes, we ran head on into a snake, thus scaring the daylights out of me and making Aggie wonder why her leash had become so short. Fortunately, I saw it before she […]

Sense of place comes from within the heart

By Lynn Moncus Last week was very special because I received letters from three former residents of Ima and enjoyed each word because most had to do with descriptions of their lives in that community when they were young. Although none of us lived there after we reached adulthood, all of us have retained our […]

10-14-2006:Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Looks like winter is close and a reminder to all: If we happen to have frost in the morning, the course will be closed until the frost has burnt off. Plan a winter escape Some folks have expressed interest in going to Arizona to play a little golf during the cold months. […]

Track getting a new surface

By Thomas Garcia In preparation for the upcoming sports season, the Tucumcari High School track is undergoing a complete renovation. The project is to be completed by mid-August, said Wayne Ferguson, athletic director of Tucumcari Schools. The track has not had any major work on it since it was resurfaced in 1994, he said.“This project […]

All women can be mothers

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. — Ephesians 6:2-3 Mark and I were discussing Mother’s Day on our way home the other night. I told him that it […]