In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Ben Moffett Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton his brother, Pearl, and former Clovis High and University of New Mexico hoops coach Bill Stockton were members of the 1933 team that defeated Raton, 28-13, for the state […]

Exit strategy for Afghanistan should be priority

Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow us to […]

Blanchard to be honored with day

QCS staff QCS STAFF Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College got one more honor for her barrel racing performance last month — a day in her honor. According to a proclamation from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office, Friday will be recognized as Sydni Blanchard College National Finals rodeo Day. Blanchard, a sophomore at Mesalands, was one […]

Government no good at dealing with catastrophes

The White House was more successful last week forcing a private company — British Petroleum — to set up a $20 billion fund to pay for damage from the oil spill than it has been in stemming the flow of crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of several states. Chances are BP […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Rodeo team qualifies seven to nationals

By Kimberly Hanna: Mesalands Community College The Mesalands Community College rodeo teams completed their seasons at the New Mexico State University Rodeo in Las Cruces last weekend, qualifying seven to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). “We have a good group going to nationals this year. They have all worked hard and have the capability […]

Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

Locals donate shoes to help residents of Haiti

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, Casa De La Hope and area Subways are taking part in the donation of shoes for Haiti residents affected by last month’s earthquake. “We have received a donation of 300 pair of shoes,” said Noreen Hendrickson, New Mexico State Police dispatcher, on […]

‘The Simpsons’ no longer funny

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor When one of your favorite TV shows of all time is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary you should be thrilled and excited. Any show that can last that many years still has to make people laugh, right? Not necessarily. I’m trying to figure out when “The Simpsons” stopped […]

Holiday more than gifts

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Christmas season has a different feel to it in current times. The country is in an economic recession and unemployment is as high as it has been in many years. It seems like everybody you talk to speaks about how money is tight. It is too easy to get […]