Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the […]

Elks Lodge hosts student banquet

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At a special ceremony held at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge #1172 on May 19, all Students of the Month were honored and recognized for their outstanding achievements during this past school year. Ms. Natalie Nieto, a senior at Tucumcari High School, was selected as Student of the Year. Ms. Nieto has a GPA of 4.12. […]

Mesalands plans summer dinosaur classes

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will offer three field classes in paleontology June 6-10, June 20-24 and July 25-29. Officially listed by the college as geology 120, paleontology field discovery (4 credit hours), the class provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum. Students will search for and […]

Logan, San Jon students turn their tassels

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Caitlyn Romero graduates with honors

Caitlyn Romero graduated with honors from Kansas State University’s college of agriculture May 14. To graduate from the honors program in the college of agriculture, students must complete an honors project under the direction of a faculty adviser. Students must also complete 15 honors credit hours and prepare a portfolio. This semester, two students graduated […]

Local students honored at Wind Ball

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On April 15, two Tucumcari students were honored at the annual Wind Ball hosted by Cielo Wind Services. The ball was held at the Catholic Hall in Vega, Texas, and featured a live band and food catered by Boot Hill Saloon and Grill. Patrick Wiegel, a senior at Tucumcari High School, received the 2011 Cielo […]

Online program gives second chance

Thomas Garcia Six former students who returned to finish high school will walk across the stage Saturday to receive their diploma because of an online course offered by Logan Schools. “This is one of the best programs I have ever been a part of,” said Logan English teacher Anna Hibner. Hibner said Logan Superintendent Ricky […]

Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special […]

Earth Day program brings 600 students

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QCSun staff The 41st annual Earth Day event in Tucumcari brought a total of 900 participants, including 600 area students to the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom Thursday. The event featured presentations from a number of individuals and agencies including the Quay County Extension Office, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Mexico […]