Services set for Sci-Fi Grand Master

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Services: at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood […]

Sci-Fi writer Jack Williamson dies

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He was 98. A prolific writer, Williamson authored more than 50 novels and numerous short stories, including eight novels completed after he turned 90. His first story, “The Metal […]

July 29: Calendar

Today: 4-H Quay County Rodeo and 4-H State Horse Show. Horse show begins at 7 a.m. Events include show jumping, reining, barrels and poles. Gates open for rodeo at 3:30 p.m. Rodeo begins at 5 p.m. Today: St. Anne’s Fiesta Car Show, 306 W. High St.. Free admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call […]

Science field day is Aug. 1

Special to the QCS Crops, climate, turfgrass and dairy will be the themes of an Aug. 1 field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. “The primary goal of the field day is to increase the community’s awareness of the center and its activities, and to highlight the broad range of […]

More math and science teachers needed at schools

QCS Guest Columnist: Clay Beevers In a recent issue of the Quay County Sun, an article came out about the school board’s concerns for the math and science departments in the Tucumcari public schools. Perhaps it is true that students enrolled in Tucumcari public schools are not proficient in the area of math and science, […]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

Livestock judging comes to college

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, the only institution […]

Country rocks plant world

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School senior Nikki Harman found southwestern folks aren’t the only ones who thrive on country music. Plants like it, too, she said, as her award-winning science experiment found bushy bean plants subjected to the twangy tunes grew better than those that listened to other types of music. Harman’s other […]

San Jon Robot best in state

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When San Jon students Porfy Martinez and Ryan Livingston were working on their class’ robot, they said there were times they were ready to throw it out the window. But they said it’s a good thing they didn’t – for what started, essentially, as a pile of debris, ended up as […]

San Jon students to study at Notre Dame

William Thompson:Quay County Sun San Jon High School science teacher Steve Goodgame will be taking five or six San Jon students to Notre Dame University this fall to study core samples collected from beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Goodgame said several Notre Dame geology professors will visit San Jon in August to work with the […]