Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

Genevieve Hinson All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on [...]

Cursive resistance shows sign of times

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Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with [...]

Tunisian unrest shows glimmers of hope

Freedom New Mexico One of the world’s more wretched dictators, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, appeared to be losing his grip on power after more than 41 years. A British diplomat said Monday that Gadhafi had fled his strife-torn nation and was headed to Venezuela. A spokesman for the regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied [...]

TV habits deserve scrutiny

Russell Anglin Somewhere in the middle of my hours long “Parks and Recreation” binge Sunday, I wondered to myself whether TV has paid off in any way after my years of dedicated viewing. Has it been worth it for any of us? At first glance, the answer is a resounding no. I’m sure if I [...]

Virtual border fence shows government waste

The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply can’t meet its [...]

‘The Simpsons’ no longer funny

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor When one of your favorite TV shows of all time is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary you should be thrilled and excited. Any show that can last that many years still has to make people laugh, right? Not necessarily. I’m trying to figure out when “The Simpsons” stopped [...]

Bookselling shows Lord has sense of humor

By Debra Whittingon And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, [...]

Madcap Variety shows off to area students

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Morgan Borden, a third grader from Grady School, helps Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein with a rope trick at the Madcap Variety Show in Tucucmari. Area schools were invited to attend the show which was presented at the Tucumcari High School. A Tuesday evening presentation of the Madcap Variety Show was also held. The variety show is [...]

Shepherds lead 100th Quay County Fair

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Kelli Lamm, 4, shows off her technique at the Shepherd’s Lead on Tuesday.