Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise [...]

Teenage drinking: County, city back warning to parents

Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioners approved contracts and a proclamation aimed at teenage drinking prevention and DWI compliance Monday during their regular meeting.

Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests [...]

Tougher laws proposed for underage drinking

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Chelle Delaney The tragic drowning of a 12-year-old has Tucumcari taking a hard look at underage drinking laws. A local attorney presented a proposal to the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday aimed at preventing tragedies like the drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel in 2006. Alcohol contributed to the boy’s death, according to his mother. [...]

Officer makes his presence felt at school

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Thomas Garcia The new school resource officer for the Tucumcari Public Schools made six arrests in the first three days on the job. Since the program’s start on Tuesday, two juvenile students were arrested for outstanding district court warrants, and four juveniles were arrested for alcohol related crimes, said Jason Braziel, a Tucumcari Police Department [...]

E. coli found in drinking water at Glenrio visitor center

Chelle Delaney All water was turned off at 8 p.m. on Sunday

Grant to focus to combating underage drinking

By QCS Staff Quay County was recently awarded a $40,000 Children Youth and Families Department grant to reduce underage drinking in Quay County. This grant could provide funding for four years. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has established guidelines for the grant and proscribes blending community systems to strengthen families and communities. The [...]

Excessive uranium levels found in city water

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Uranium in the city of Tucumcari’s water supply has exceeded the maximum allowed by federal guidelines and the city has quit using three wells to help alleviate the problem, city officials said. Uranium is toxic to the kidneys and over a long period, in large quantities, may cause cancer, [...]

Time for community to examine attitudes about alcohol

QCS Guest Columnist: Misti Cohran On May 18, 12-year-old Augie Montiel lost his life when he drowned in a canal. This was a tragedy true enough, but who should be punished for his death? I was at a court hearing on July 5 and it was really sad, but also stupid as I heard stories [...]

Dispelling common myths about the cold

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a funny face won’t freeze it that way, canker sores don’t mean one’s a liar and going outside without a jacket does not insure one will come home with a cold. These are just some of the myths found online at ezinearticles.com and local10.com/health that dispel fiction for fact, the [...]