Caffeine causes cravings, column

Russell Anglin There is not a single person I know that does not engage in caffeine consumption. This has to be one of the most prevalent activities of American culture, right next to spectating and not walking places. It doesn’t always make us hyper or more alert. Sometimes we don’t even think about it when […]

Car trouble complicates schedule

Russell Anglin In this constantly fluctuating world, we are all required to step out of our comfort zones from time to time and meet unforeseen challenges. I was made aware of this life fact all over again late Sunday night when I discovered my car would not start. My reliance upon my car is pretty […]

Mesalands rodeo team places second at Navajo

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Men’s Rodeo Team placed second place at the Navajo Technical College rodeo in Crownpoint, April10-11. The Mesalands Women’s Team finished in fifth place. “This was a great showing by both of our teams,” said Coach C.J. Aragon. The Men’s team was led by freshman Clay Elkins. Elkins […]

Mesalands Lengal places second at state diesel competition

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College Diesel Technology student Travis Lengal placed second at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition held in Albuquerque last weekend. The competition included 12 stations that presented different mechanical, electronic and other job related problems for the students to solve. “It was a very good trip [for the students participating] […]

Longhorns to play today for district championship

The Logan Longhorns losses to the Clovis Christian Eagles on Thursday night places them in today’s district match-ups. The Longhorns will play at

Final votes counted

QUAY COUNTY SUN QCS Staff Quay County’s votes were verified Friday morning by Quay County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Court, Ellen White. The Canvassing Committee reviewed and verified the 3,576 ballots from Tuesday night’s 13 polling places, absentee and early ballots, and 18 ballots that could not be included until they were hand […]

Program teaches students about jobs

By Gloria Guzman: QCS Job Shadow By Gloria Guzman QCS Job Shadower Thursday saw 23 Tucumcari places of employment add one more employee — a job shadow from Tucumcari High School. The program, in its 12th year at the school, allows students in Antonio Pacheco’s marketing careers class to spend a day out of school […]

Voting update

Absentee voting by mail is now being accepted for Tucumcari’s March 7 municipal election, according to a release from the city clerk’s office. The release said absentee ballot applications may be picked up at City Hall or mailed by calling 461-3451. No reason has to be given to vote absentee. Votes can also be made […]

Tucumcari man left legacy of honesty — and knives, son said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mike Sasser said his father, Jim “Sonny” Sasser, could be summed up in three ways — honest, straightforward and rough around the edges. But that barely scratches the surface, for Jim Sasser, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 70, was also an expert knife maker. With a shop […]

Mosquitoes bite — despite lack of teeth

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Rather than the proposed racetrack or ethanol plant, folks in Tucumcari seem to be on the receiving end of a new — and very productive — establishment. We have a mosquito factory. First confined to back woods and dirty water pooled in abandoned tires, the mosquitoes have gotten bolder, […]