Family uses teen’s death as warning against texting while driving

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Thomas Garcia A family shared the tragedy of losing a loved one with Tucumcari High School students in hopes of stopping other famillies from suffering the same tragedy. Alex Brown, 17, of Wellman, Texas, died Nov. 10, 2009, in a one-vehicle rollover. Alex was texting friends while driving to school that morning. “I want to […]

Community hopes to save landmark hotel

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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 […]

She hopes to grow a scholarship

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Chelle Delaney Leaf to leaf Jordyn Diaz’s cabbage is nearly 40 inches wide. And Diaz, 9, is hoping that her cabbage will turn more green. Green enough to win her a $1,000 scholarship. Her single robust cabbage, growing in her great-grandfather’s garden, started from a three-inch seedling. “We all got them at school,” Diaz said. […]

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Tucumcari men started growing their beards in hopes of winning the Sheriff’s Posse whisker-growing contest to be judged in August. …

Youth nominated for tournament in Hawaii

QCS Staff QCS Staff With one brother playing quarterback for the Tucumcari Rattlers and another at receiver, Lucas Benavidez said he and his family have always been more interested in football than other sports. A few months from now, Benavidez hopes that will change a little. Benavidez, an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School, was one […]

Logan beats San Jon

TV Hagenah The game before their game with Logan, San Jon came from over 20 behind to beat House, so most of the San Jon faithful in the stands had hopes until the very end of the game, that there was always a chance the Coyotes could come back and take the higher seeded Longhorns. […]

Just Passin Through: NCSU student served in Peace Corps

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By Angela Peacock Brian Roy has never seen the west. A mechanical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, he was making a 2,200 mile trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Phoenix in a rental truck to deliver furniture and clothes to a friend who moved to Arizona. Roy recently returned to America from a […]

The Christian you should be

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church Christian you have a job to do. That job is to love others the way Christ loves you. John 13:34-35 (NIV) 34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know […]

God’s work isn’t always easy

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church Christian you have a job to do. That job is to love others the way Christ loves you. John 13:34-35 (NIV) 34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know […]