Local coalition aim to stop drug abuse before it starts

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With products that include marijuana-flavored lollipops and the Japanese-made Kidsbeer, a soft drink that mimics the real thing and is advertised with the slogan “Even kids cannot stand life unless they have a drink,” it may be no wonder drug abuse starts early. The New Mexico Department of Health reports that, […]

Local youth take FFA awards

A number of San Jon High School and Logan High School students placed at the state Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention June 6-9 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, according to a San Jon FFA chapter press release and a New Mexico State University press release. In the state ag marketing competion […]

Conchas Dam added to national registry

By William Thompson It’s official: Conchas Dam is a historic place. The dam was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places on May 22, according to a letter received by Gary Cordova, the dam’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager. “Being part of the national registry will preserve the heritage of Conchas Dam […]

Attorneys offer free living wills

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Local attorneys are banding together Monday to provide free living will or “advanced health care directive” assistance to Quay County residents. Attorney Dean Border said the recent Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy has put health care directives in the national spotlight. “This has been a hot topic in the national […]

State’s economy needs federal spending

By Jeff Bingamen: Guest Columnist For most Americans, the subject of the federal budget is about as interesting as diagramming sentences in a high school English class. For New Mexicans, however, the federal budget is of vital importance. Here’s why: In the current fiscal year, direct federal expenditures made in our state will total about […]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. […]

Amistad Charter School sponsosrs political forum

Amistad Charter School is sponsoring an ice cream social and pie auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, to provide an opportunity for the public to meet the political candidates for Northeastern New Mexico. The candidates will begin speaking at 7 p.m. with the pie auction immediately following. Each candidate will have five to seven […]

Officials give grant for Five-Mile Park

TV Hagenah Friday, two members of the National Park Service and one of the Historic Preservation Division of the State of New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs came to Tucumcari to announce that they had not forgotten about Tucumcari’s Five-Mile Park and were remembering it with a $10,000 grant. “We care about this,” said National […]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]

Reflections on military service

TV Hagenah There has been a lot of discussion lately about our President and his military or lack of military experiences during the Viet Nam War. In fact, it has risen to levels of scandal. And let me be the first to say, I am very happy about it. The last Presidential scandal we had, […]