Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we […]

Beg, budget or steal: Three ways to deal with the end-of-school blues

Paula Sirois Like dental appointments and the DMV, the end of the school year is just another thing I tend to deny (for as long as possible). But school ends whether I like it or not, and whether I’m prepared for it or not. This year I vowed to be prepared _ to be that […]

Sharing thoughts on Thanksgiving

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QCS Staff QCS staff Tucumcari Elementary School students share with us their likes, dislikes and what is important to them about Thanksgiving.

Holiday cooking warms up family ties

Thomas Garcia During the holiday season many families look for ways to bring them closer together, from decorating the house or tree, to caroling or cooking up a holiday feast or treats. Cooking with family can provide many opportunities for bonding and sharing , said Nelda Burson of Tucumcari who works at the Quay County […]

Orphaned calf now sharing home with exotic creatures, great and small

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Thomas Garcia Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is not afraid to let you know how it feels – sounds like a Hollywood plot? But this story is very real. “It was quite the drive but it was well worth it,” Leona Gallegos said on Thursday. “We […]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

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My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]