Woods plans senate run

QCS staff Republican John Patrick “Pat” Woods will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. Woods is a fourth-generation farmer in the Grady and Broadview area, encompassing parts of Curry and Quay counties. He plans to focus on enacting education reforms and repealing the law that allows illegal [...]

Rattlers begin district run

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Thomas Garcia The San Jon Coyotes prepare for their third district match up while the Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns football teams start their district run. The 5-2 Rattlers will travel to face the 1-6 Clayton Yellowkackets at 7 p.m., Friday night. “They are a good sized team who have played a brutal schedule,” said [...]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An [...]

Fitness, fun continue

Thomas Garcia As my efforts to lose weight and better myself continues, I seem to run in to the occasional Gremlin if you will. You know, Gremlins, those little mischievous mythical creatures blamed for the sabotage of aircraft during the 1920s. Maybe you may recall the little menaces from Joe Dante’s 1984 movie “Gremlins.” Well, [...]

Mesilla Valley repeats, ends Tucumcari’s surprise run

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Tucumcari’s first visit to The Pit floor didn’t exactly go as planned. Mesilla Valley junior guard Trey Correa made sure of it. Correa hit three 3-pointers in the first two-plus minutes and went 6-for-7 from long range in the opening half, helping the defending Class 2A champion [...]

Letter to the editor: Government-run programs efficient

Your recent editorial headlined “Conse-quences of health care unfolding” is a continuing dog and pony show to maintain the status quo for the moneyed interests. This is the same ideology of no controls on business and free market knows best — hello financial crisis and oil spill. A short summary of what the “revered” plan [...]

Bike run to benefit Toys for Tots

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Russell Anglin The First Assembly Church of God in Tucumcari will hold its first “Love for the Little Ones” Toys for Tots motorcycle run Saturday. Jaime Olivas, First Assembly congregation member, proposed the bike run as a way for bikers to socialize with one another while contributing to the needs of area children. “The money [...]

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory [...]

Press Release: Pat Lyons announces run for N.M. Public Regulation Commission

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SANTA FE – Patrick Lyons, who made history by being the only Republican elected Commissioner of Public Lands for two consecutive terms, today announced his candidacy for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) District 2.

Candidates file for school board elections in Quay County

By QCS Staff Thirteen candidates have filed to run for school board positions in