Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

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By Colleen Diskin PRODUCT: Babba Cover “Airy” car seat sun-blocking cover MANUFACTURER: Babba Cover HOW MUCH: $50 WHAT: Chemical-filled sunscreens aren’t recommended for infants, so many parents resort to using ill-fitting blankets as a sunblock over strollers and car seats. This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 […]

Safety first as kids join the bicycle commute at a young age

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Niesha Lofing Raleigh White, 2, is an entertaining front-seat driver. Snuggled in the Bobike safety seat atop the front of her mom’s bicycle, she points out other cyclists to Mina White as they pass by, providing a running commentary during the five-mile trek from their Tahoe Park, Calif., home to downtown Sacramento. From her vantage […]

Cosner enters race for District 67 House seat

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By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A longtime Tucumcari resident Craig Cosner announced Tuesday night he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Democrat Cosner is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek reelection. �I recognize the importance of […]

Candidate vies for congressional seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Ben R. Lujan, chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, hosted a luncheon Friday to garner support for his bid for the District 3 U.S. representative seat. As a member of the Commission, Lujan said he has held corporations to their promises, and protected New Mexico consumers. In […]

Candidates stump for senate seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In back-to-back appearances, two Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate visited Tucumcari on Monday. The candidates, U.S. Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce, are vying for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. Domenici recently announced he would retire because of health reasons. Wilson stressed […]

State Fair results: 4-H Horse Show

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The following are the 4-H results for the New Mexico State Fair Horse Show:  Senior Division  Desirae Evans: Showmanship – 8th place; Western Pleasure – 4th place;  Western Horsemanship – 7th place; Hunter under Saddle – 5th place; Hunt Seat Equitation – 3rd place; Trail – 4th place.  Georgia Mitchell: Hunter under Saddle – 2nd […]

Businesses battle for air space in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz Two companies have entered bids to provide federally subsidized air service in Clovis. Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation wants to extend its contract serving Clovis, and an airline based in Hawaii wants to create a niche serving Clovis and other small New Mexico cities. Great Lakes has offered two 19-seat flights daily in […]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the […]

Law requires booster seats

QCS Staff A new law took effect in New Mexico on Friday that requires children who have outgrown child safety seats to ride in booster seats if they are too small for adult safety belts. According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) press release, the new law states that children through 6 years old, regardless […]

Seatbelt crack down set

Effective Nov. 14, police throughout New Mexico say they will be extra vigilant in looking for drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts. State Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught said the “Click it or Ticket” campaign will last through Nov. 28. “The bottom line is seat belts save lives,” said Faught in a press release, […]