Senior Olympics play day set

A Senior Olympics Play Day from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The event is free to seniors age 50 and older.

Special Olympics will remain Shriver’s legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

State Special Olympics torch passes through Tucumcari

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of New Mexico law enforcement escorted local special Olympics athletes Wednesday as they carried the Flame of Hope along Route 66 through Tucumcari. “This is a way to get the local law enforcement agencies involved and show support for the games,” said Paul Bell of the New Mexico […]

Junior Olympian going for four

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Special to the QCS Kathryn Bowen of Tucumcari qualified to go to the Junior Olympics for her fourth year in a row. The qualifying races were in Winter Park, Colo., on Feb. 15 – 16, and in Aspen, Colo. on Jan. 17-19. She

Olympic fakery less troubling than political moves

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

Olympics just one more chance to run

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico. The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was just another place to run for Rex Maddaford. “It is an amazing experience and many get taken in by the whole idea of […]

Bowen racing in Junior Olympics

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By QCS Staff Kathryn Bowen, 13, a Tucumcari Middle School student, will be competing next week for the third consecutive year in the Junior Olympics in Vail, Colo. Only 35 girls from a field of more than 100 girls are eligible to compete in the Junior Olympics.

Local skiier going for three

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Special to the QCS Kathryn Bowen, a two-year junior olympian, just returned from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The top ski racing athletes from the Junior Olympics were invited to live and train at the center for three days. These athletes are part of the developmental program that leads to the Olympic […]

Seniors set for Olympics

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Sixteen Quay County senior athletes will compete early next month in the New Mexico State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces. The athletes qualified for state competition at the Quay County Senior Olympics games on May 11-12. The number of athletes who competed this year was higher than the previous […]

Torch relay for Special Olympics

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Tucumcari on Monday to call attention to the 2007 Special Olympics New Mexico Summer Games this weekend in Albuquerque. Carried by Tucumcari’s Special Olympians, the torch traveled across Tucumcari’s Route 66 from Kmart to ALCO in a relay with a police […]