Iraqi Christians face persecution

Freedom New Mexico One of the more unfortunate consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the virtual decimation of the already-small Christian community in Iraq. Christians were hardly immune from persecution under Saddam Hussein, but since they constituted less than 3 percent of the population and were not a threat to the regime, [...]

Colleges wary of flu outbreak

By Thomas Garcia and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local college campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College are already preparing students to try and minimize any outbreaks. “Primarily for us it is going to be educational, telling people how [...]

Scales pose threat to conifers, some pines

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By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension With the weather warming up you might be noticing some insect activity.

The wild West still beastly

QCS staff Some may think the wild West is pretty much bygone, but not after hearing Ron Jones’ presentation at Monday’s Quay County commissioner’s meeting. Jones, a wildlife specialist for the Department of Agriculture who said he worked at 39 ranches throughout the county, gave a six-month report that included coyotes and rats and skunks [...]

Bomb threats prove false

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and [...]