Quay County Family Health Center Mourns Loss of Richard Gritzmacher, M.D., M.P.H.

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Rattlers 2-1 after loss to Farwell Steers

Thomas Garcia Turnovers prove to be too much for the Tucumcari Rattlers to overcome, losing 30-15 on the road Friday to the Farwell Steers. “We have to move on and concentrate on next week,” said senior George Montano. The momentum shifted in the Steers’ favor at the end of the first half. The Steers defense [...]

Dirty Laundry: Taking care of fathers complicates family roles

Aisha Sultan Amy Goyer left her home in Washington two years ago to care for her aging parents in Phoenix. Her mother had suffered a stroke two decades earlier, and her father was beginning to show signs of dementia. Goyer works at AARP as a family expert and has walked hundreds of caregivers through this [...]

Future remains uncertain

Russell Anglin For once, I am at a loss for conclusions. I spent much of Monday on my computer, reading news articles, political commentators and the rabid prognostication of the online masses on message boards, trying to find out what exactly the consequences of Osama bin Laden’s death will be. Will this provide an endgame [...]

God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come [...]

Local company under fire

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By Thomas Garcia Complaints of non-delivery and loss of money filed against a Tucumcari playground equipment company have been referred to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. The 130 complaints were originally filed with the Better Business Bureau against Dome Climber, which is owned and operated by Rodney Ward of Tucumcari. “The complaints were referred [...]

Basketball homecoming record is a split victory for Rattlers

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers split homecoming wins with the visiting Estancia Bears Saturday at the Snake Pit. The (6-10) Rattlers won big with a 53 to 36 win against the (5-8) Bears. This was just 24 hours after a last-minute 62-58 loss to the Longhorns at Logan. Both the upper and lower classmen have [...]

How to diagnose grass ailments

By tom Dominguez, Extension Service Winter kill is a general term used to describe the loss of turfgrass plants during winter months. It can be caused by factors such as: low temperature kill (freeze damage), desiccation (drying out of plant material), disease activity and insect damage such as grubs. In most years, desiccation is the [...]

Inspectors OK bridge on U.S. 54 at Logan

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun State bridge inspectors gave the bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan passing marks on Thursday after spending several hours examining its structure. The bridge is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that was ordered by Gov. Bill Richardson to undergo a comprehensive inspection last week. Richardon’s order [...]

Cold weather bad news for cows

By Casey Peachock: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the [...]