House FFA student competes in national agriscience fair

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Jordan Runyan of Tucumcari recently competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. Runyan was awarded with a bronze pin in honor of the project titled “Magnetism’s Effect on Plant Growth.” Runyan was successful at the state level before moving onto the national fair. All 580 participants received their gold, silver, or bronze pins and were […]

County 4-Hers head to Cleveland

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Four Quay County 4-Hers recently ventured to Cleveland to compete in the National 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest at the National Junior Horticulture Association Annual Convention. These 4-Hers participated in a horticulture connections contest which tested their horticulture knowledge in the form of a “Jeopardy!” game. Their main contest was horticulture judging which consisted of three […]

Local youths celebrate 4-H week

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Wrangler 4-H Club celebrated National 4-H Week Oct. 3. Members gathered at the Travis Nelson Building to hold their annual end of year social and meeting. Oct. 3-9 marks National 4-H Week which is celebrated around the world. This is a time to celebrate, promote and share the 4-H movement. New Mexico is very fortunate […]

Leave politics out of climate debate

Freedom Newspapers A consortium of national scientific academies has scolded the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for down-playing uncertainties about global warming, failing to point out when its claims of catastrophe were based on weak evidence and misrepresenting some findings as peer-reviewed by scientists, when they weren’t.

Barry ushered growth at college

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees is awaiting quotes from several national hiring firms to evaluate candidates for a new college president.

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Mesalands students to compete in national rodeo finals

QCS staff Seven rodeo students from Mesalands Comm-unity College are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. The students started CNFR competition on Sunday at Casper, Wyo. Sydni Blanchard, who qualified for the women’s CNFR, in barrel racing was bucked from her horse on Sunday, according to associated press reports. She overcame the […]

Press release: Winter storm warning issued until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches below 7,500 feet can be expected with 6 to 12 inches above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be […]

Press release: Quay County 4-Hers place in national contests

Freedom New Mexico Quay County 4-Hers Place in National Contests

Diving deeper into debt won’t help overcome it

The Senate is facing the politically uncomfortable prospect of raising the limit on the national debt — again — to somewhere north of $13 trillion. Senate Democrats are seeking a way to fold the admission of fiscal malpractice into some larger spending bill, hoping it won’t be noticed — and exploited politically. President Barack Obama […]