County 4-H rodeo set for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The 2009 Quay County 4-H Rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The event helps raise funds for the local 4-H Council, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County 4-H council advisor. “The event gives our kids a local stage to perform on,” Bishop said. Bishop said 51 people have […]

Senior Olympians tough competitors

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Thomas Garcia Ten Quay County Olympians brought home 30 medals and 10 ribbons from the 31st annual Senior Olympics Summer Games at Las Cruces.Leading the way of local Olympians was U.V. Henson who competed in 10 events and earned medals in each one. “The competition was pretty stiff this year,” Henson said. “I have a […]

Cino de Mayo festivities draw kid-friendly crowd

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By QCS staff Dozens of partiers gathered at Mesalands Community College Tuesday evening for its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The celebration marks the Mexican army’s defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. For some local revelers it was time to try out a mechanical bull or enter the […]

Lopez awarded scholarship

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Thomas Garcia A local high school student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from a Texas-based wind energy company. Kaitlin Rae Lopez, a senior at Tucumcari High School, was awarded one of the 2009 Cielo Wind Power Earth Stewardship Scholarship, by Cielo Wind Power, LP of Austin. “The stewardship scholarship is a great way for Cielo […]

Local fighter competing in Japanese tournament

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By Thomas Garcia

Tougher laws proposed for underage drinking

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Chelle Delaney The tragic drowning of a 12-year-old has Tucumcari taking a hard look at underage drinking laws. A local attorney presented a proposal to the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday aimed at preventing tragedies like the drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel in 2006. Alcohol contributed to the boy’s death, according to his mother. […]

Local reaction: Obama speech inspires

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Chelle Delaney Many people were inspired by the comments of President Barack Obama following the swearing in ceremony. Several said Obama’s speech was what the country needed and what other nations needed to hear. “He called us all to service” and “he said that American was the friend of all men, women and children of […]

11th hour shoppers have much to choose from at local stores

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Thomas Garcia With eight days until Christmas, you might began to feel the holiday crunch, rushing around for last minute gifts, decorations or treats. Well there is some good new for those last minute shoppers, there are several great gift ideas and items available at your local retailers

Local man charged with forgery

By QCS Staff A Tucumcari man, was arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, charged with four counts of felony forgery (fourth degree) and one count of felony fraud (fourth degree). Christopher E. Murray, 31, of Tucumcari, was arrested on Nov. 26 and remains in the Quay County Detention Center with a $25,000 cash […]

Book signing set for local author

Local author Debra Whittington has released her latest book “Let’s Go To The Mountain.”