Rodeo team likely regional champs

Kimberly Hanna After competing at the Northland Pioneer College Rodeo last weekend, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team is currently ranked first in the Grand Canyon Region. The women’s team also represented well, finishing in fourth place. C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach, said even with one more rodeo left for the season, the men’s [...]

DWIs rise slightly

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Russell Anglin DWI arrests were slightly higher in Quay County during this quarter of the fiscal year than the last, while the Quay County Detention Center housed slightly more inmates this quarter, according to county officials. At Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, county detention center administrator T.J. Rich gave a report which included the following [...]

TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation [...]

Rep. Ryan’s proposal could save health care

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a dramatic change to nudge us closer to market-based health care’s inherent economic freedom and away from Nanny State entitlements’ inevitable bankruptcy. We will continue to argue for market solutions to America’s health care dilemma, but we find much to admire in Ryan’s proposal. We [...]

Racing license up for grabs

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QCSun staff Tucumcari may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to consider applications from other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license is the last non-reservation racing license [...]

School board candidates announced

Ellen White Tuesday was the last day for filing for Quay County school board candidates. Belowis a list of those candidates. Only one race is contested; however, all districts have a bond question so there will be an election Feb. 1.

Wheatland Extension Club holds final meeting

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Thomas Garcia Together again for the last time, 11 members of the Wheatland Extension Club met at Del’s for their final official function. “Anyone who has not been part of an extension club does not know how they are missed,” said Maxine Wallace. “We are all going to miss it.” For those unfamiliar with Wheatland, [...]

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

Baxter Black I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group [...]

Autumn’s arrival brings beauty to area

Lynn Moncus During some years, our seasons change so abruptly that we are almost unaware of just what happened to fall or spring. This year, we are fortunate enough to see the coming of autumn and to appreciate the various changes. Of course, we could have a sudden frost any time and be forced to [...]

Rattlers hunting win

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari, Logan and House are still in hunt for their first win while the San Jon Coyotes will try to carry over the momentum from last week’s win.