Tucumcari karate students to compete at nationals

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Robert Ciolli Five students from the American Karate Studio in Tucumcari will be competing for five days beginning Monday at the National Amatuer Athletic Union Tae Kwon Do Championships in Madison, Wisc. Kaycee Lease, 9, her brother Kyle Lease, 12, Melanie Jones, 8, and her cousin Jasmin Jones, 6, and Andrew Casteel 6, will be […]

New Mexico announces tomato embargo

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health recommended today that no one buy, eat, sell or serve food containing raw red plum, raw red Roma, or raw red round tomatoes grown and harvested in Mexico or Florida unless cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according […]

Summertime is reminder of perpetual light

by Leonard Lauriault Summer begins at 5:59 p.m. on Friday. When I was growing up, June 21st was always the first day of summer. My brother who lives in Alaska says June 21st is Alaska National Holiday because it’s the longest day of the year, having 24 hours of virtual daylight (19 hours and 25 […]

Executive director exits Main Street

Robert Ciolli Tucumcari Main Street Executive Director David Buchen turned in his resignation to the board at their regular meeting last month. “I was excited about bringing back some of the past glory to Tucumcari. That’s why I took the job,” Buchen said. A disagreement over the direction the board was taking in certain matters […]

Mesalands rodeo team ranks No. 4 in Canyon Region

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By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College mens rodeo team finished the season in fourth place for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) while the women’s team took seventh. The team also will have three members competing at the nationals in June. During the regional finals last […]

03-29-08: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. FictionThe First Patient by Michael Palmer. When he becomes doctor to his old friend the president, a country physician discovers a conspiracy to kill him. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. The psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs investigates vandalism […]

Teamwork will save energy benefits

By Brian Moore, guest columnist Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Weather spotters training set for March 31

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque is recruiting SKYWARN Spotters in its County Warning and Forecast Area, which includes Quay County, according to a release from the NWS.

Roch tapped for national panel

By QCS Staff Roch will be on a national panel for No Child Left Behind Act reforms The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announced that Dennis Roch, a member of the New Mexico Public Education Commission, has been named to serve on the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), according to a press […]

MCC Rodeo Team cinches $32,500 in scholarships

Special to QCS Special to QCS Thirteen of the 38 students on the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team have received $32,500 (total) in fall semester scholarships from the Rodeo Council and Gov. Bill Richardson’s Rodeo Initiative, according to a press release from the college. Recipients are Frank Alguire, Tara Archibeque, Mike Bates, Jayson Cloud, Dominic […]