Back-to-back Super Bowl victories hard

Are you ready for some football? I know I am. Since the beginning of the National Football League’s lockout I have been a bundle of nerves. Then came that glorious news, an agreement, and the season will go on as planned. The following days were highlighted with trades, cuts and free agent acquisitions. Now in […]

Dirty Laundry: Teaching your child to spot friends among ‘frenemies’

Aisha Sultan It was hard to hear Cameron’s quiet voice in the hotel conference room filled with young girls. She had raised her hand to ask a question to Annie Fox, who was giving a presentation about “Real Friends and the Other Kind.” “What about a friend who acts like a friend half the time, […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Sportsmanship easily noticed

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball coaches show no matter how hard their teams compete on the floor, Quay County and surrounding county teams are full of sportsmanship. From pregame handshakes and interviews to after-the-game pats on the back, there are plenty of examples of it. Especially in the last couple of weeks. First […]

Hard to stay current with gadgets

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with almost anything in this computer age is impossible for some of us who should have been born at least a couple of centuries ago. No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to understand how to use the various gadgets. In fact, many of us cannot […]

Cowboy creativity entertaining

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture. On that fateful day BB had driven his pickup and gooseneck trailer to Roy’s place to pick him […]

Workforce leader retires

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The man behind the scenes of Quay, Guadalupe, Harding and Union counties Workforce Development Centers is retiring after 11 years. Bill Griffin’s last day as coordinator and sole staffer of the four-county WDC region was Friday. The WDC provides employment and unemployment services in the four county area. Griffin was honored Wednesday by regional director […]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said Mary Helen Carter, his wife of 50 years. The Portales businessman and agriculture producer died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning at […]

Rattlers to face Cardinals

Records: Eunice 2-3, Tucumcari 2-3Where: Rattler StadiumWhen: 7 p.m. FridayLast week: Eunice lost to Wink High School 46-7. Tucumcari beat Loving High School 41-8What 2 watch 4: “Eunice is an aggressive team, they move quickly and I look for them to bring it on hard. We respect Eunice, they can run the ball and are […]

Going global he hopes to attract playground set

Robert Ciolli In a small workshop at the old Zia school, Rodney Ward is working hard to perfect his geodesic dome structures. What started as a simple idea, has become a full-time enterprise. “We were the first company to come out with an all plastic jungle gym,” Ward said. “I’ve studied geodesic domes and plastics […]