‘Tucumcari Tonite’ summer concert series launched

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The first concert in the “Tucumcari Tonite” summer series on Friday night attracted a crowd of about 200. The live entertainment series continues tonight and through August and will feature diffrent groups at each event. The Tucumcari Tonite series is sponsored by the Main Street project, which is working to redevelop downtown with the train […]

Summer crafts leads to patriotic paintings

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By QCS Staff Red, white and blue wind chimes and sun catchers for the July 4th holiday were the craft of the week at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library. In all, 102 kids participated, said Mary Ann Molinas, library director. “The crafts are one of my favorite,” said Reagan Runyan. Last […]

Summertime is reminder of perpetual light

by Leonard Lauriault Summer begins at 5:59 p.m. on Friday. When I was growing up, June 21st was always the first day of summer. My brother who lives in Alaska says June 21st is Alaska National Holiday because it’s the longest day of the year, having 24 hours of virtual daylight (19 hours and 25 […]

Community Notes: THS summer school, Library summer program, Spay/neuter clinic

By QCS Staff THS offering computer class this summerTucumcari High School will be conducting a summer school program this summer. The program will be a self-paced computer class known as PLATO. All Tucumcari High School students who need to make up a class are encouraged to take part in this opportunity. Summer School will begin […]

Museum feast day begins summer season

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By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun Saturday’s Feast Day at the Tucumcari Historical Museum drew a steady crowd throughout day, museum manager Bruce Nutt said. “We normally have this in June when it’s a little calmer, but this year we combined it with Tipi day and Mother’s day and the crowds have been pretty good.” […]

Mesalands initiates collegewide alert system

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Students signing up for summer classes at Mesalands Community College are the first to participate in the college’s new emergency alert system, said Aaron Kennedy, dean of student services. All the students have to provide is their cell phone numbers and email addresses. If there is an emergency situation, […]

May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the […]

You can you dig it: Mesalands offers field paleontology classes this summer

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will be offering three field classes in paleontology this summer on June 9 – June 13, June 23- June 27, and July 7 – 11, Each course provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in a museum. Students will prospect for and learn to excavate dinosaur-age […]

Teambuilders plans fundraisers for summer programs

By QCS Staff TeamBuilders Counseling Services, a non-profit agency that provides behavioral health services to children and their families, will hold a series of fundraising events in April and May to help raise funds for summer programs planned for the children in their care, according to a press release.Although these activities will be great fun […]

Community Notes: Interns sought for Congress, booths available for Wellness Fair

Bingaman’s office seeks summer interns U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman today encouraged students to apply for a summer internship in his Washington office. The application deadline is March 31. The internships are open to college and university undergraduate students who attend school in New Mexico or attend school in the state. Students learn about the political […]