Mesalands rodeo team picks up eight titles

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By Kimberly Hanna: Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College rodeo team had the best college rodeo in the program’s history at the Tri-College Challenge in Taylor, Ariz., last weekend. The team won eight titles, including the men’s team title and both the men’s and women’s all-around titles. The men’s team claimed the team championship […]

Historical group offers educational experience

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons On the evening of April 19, Tucumcari Historical Research Institute held its annual meeting at the Elks Lodge. The program about the history of education in Quay County was presented by Joy Moon and her daughters, Carolyn Franklin and Janet Griffiths. The daughters prepared their script by doing […]

Tucumcari part of development program

QCS Staff Portales and Tucumcari MainStreet programs have been chosen to serve as models in creating a New Mexico MainStreet entrepreneur development initiative. “I am excited,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari’s MainStreet program. Lake said this is a great opportunity for the city of Tucumcari. The state Economic Development Department says the initiative includes […]

Rotary Club offers scholarship

QCS staff For the second year the Tucumcari Rotary Club has created a continuing education scholarship for the youth of Quay County from funds generated by the Annual Air show. This program demonstrates the Rotary Club’s concern for the development of our youth. One graduating senior from each high school in Quay County — Tucumcari, […]

Head Start program awarded grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Head Start program in Tucumcari is getting $245, 202 in federal stimulus money, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan announced Friday. The grant was awarded to Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, Inc. The money will be used for their Early Head Start programs established in 1995 as an extension […]

Mesalands program’s future uncertain

wMeeting discusses state budget cuts By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s board of trustees on Tuesday discussed the future of the dual enrollment program with possible budget cuts from the state on the horizon. Dean of Student Services David Gallatin briefed the trustees about the uncertain future of the program. Gallatin reviewed […]

Dealers: Cash for clunkers program had mixed results

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Cash for Clunkers program, which has been successful nationwide in spurring new-car sales since it began in late July, had mixed impacts on local dealers through its conclusion Monday. “We had a lot of positive response out of it,” said Tim Baldwin, the sales and new car manager […]

Mesa Redondo 3D archery shoot set for Aug. 1

Special to QCS The Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program is hosting its first annual 3D archery shoot as a fundraiser to provide equipment for the archery and shooting program. The Mesa Redondo Shoot will be at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 1. It will be held at the former site of the Cowboy Camp meeting […]

Summer reading program begins June 15

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Elementary students get hands-on ag lesson

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John Villalba, 4-H extension agent Eighteen Tucumcari Elementary students got a hands-on lesson in animal agriculture on Monday. Quay County 4-H member Aleahna Branch brought her show steer, “McLovin”, and Ashlee Bradley brought her horse, “Cody.” Students learned about the importance animals have in agriculture and how they contribute to the world. The program, entitled […]