Rattlers bound for state

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Thomas Garcia A dozen Rattlers are set for the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari is one of two 2A schools that competes in the 3A class, and have trained with 10 pre-tournament meets. “I am proud when you qualify the whole team,” Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias said. “It is something special.” […]

Students get ready to rodeo

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Thomas Garcia Over a dozen colleges in the Grand Canyon region will compete this weekend in the Third Annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo.

Nara Visa residents express concern over roads

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Over a dozen Nara Visa residents listened to the Quay County commissioners as they answered questions about county roads. The residents called the conditions of the county roads after the recent snowstorms the “icing on the cake,” during Monday’s regular commission meeting. “The county needs a better game plan […]

San Jon cheerleaders are 1A-best in the state

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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 […]

Bad economy good for thrift business

Chelle Delaney On Friday, Charlie Thibodeaux traded a coffee pot for a dozen tortillas. Thibedeaux said barterning is not a routine part of his business at the Canal Trading Mall. In fact, he said, he likes to have cash-only transactions. But, “She only had $3 and she said her coffee pot had quit on her,” […]

Baked goods are holiday sweeteners from here to Iraq

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari�s own Dora Maes makes a lot of holiday gatherings sweet. She bakes all kinds of goodies including sugar cookies, cakes, pies and a local favorite ��biscocitos. Biscocitos are sometimes known as the Rio Grande Biscuits or wedding cookies. Maes has grown her business, Maes Special Occasions, from homebaked […]