Efforts wasted with daylight savings time

Here we go once again trying to adjust to daylight savings time. As we change our clocks and gnash our teeth, we keep wondering why we seem to be forced to do so twice a year. We also wonder about the logic, or lack thereof, regarding the whole idea of “saving time.” At least one […]

Fitness, fun continue

Thomas Garcia As my efforts to lose weight and better myself continues, I seem to run in to the occasional Gremlin if you will. You know, Gremlins, those little mischievous mythical creatures blamed for the sabotage of aircraft during the 1920s. Maybe you may recall the little menaces from Joe Dante’s 1984 movie “Gremlins.” Well, […]

Animal group accuses officer of hindering efforts

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Some Tucumcari animal rescue group volunteers say their efforts are being hindered by lack of cooperation from city Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez. The group has been working to find homes for dogs, cats and other animals. In January, rescue volunteer Christina Fleming reported the group had found homes […]

Commissioner concerned about possible prairie chicken placement

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An area county commissioner fears efforts to rejuvenate the declining lesser prairie chicken populations by the New Mexico Game and Fish authorities might effect wind turbine development for landowners. Bobby Casados, chair of the Harding County Commission, last month shared his concerns about the birds’ placement with the members […]

U.S., Mexico need to rethink drug war strategy

The killing continues in Matamoros, Mexico, within bullet range of the Rio Grande. Two people, at least one of them an American missionary, were found dead Friday in Matamoros. Details are sketchy. Two other Americans, Carlos Santiago Ramirez and Yolanda Zamora Rivera, were found shot dead Wednesday morning at their Matamoros home. Police suggest the […]