Gardening results worth effort

Lynn Moncus For those of us who enjoy fresh produce, this is a special time of the year. This is the season during which we savor the real tastes of fresh fruits and vegetables, knowing we won’t have that opportunity again for another year unless whe know where a few greenhouses are located. Of course, […]

Not many foods I won’t try

Karl Terry Michelle Obama doesn’t like beets and apparently neither does her husband.

Mesalands’ Blanchard wins barrel racing title

Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College won the barrel racing championship at the College National Finals Rodeo, which wrapped up Saturday night in Casper, Wyo.

Diving deeper into debt won’t help overcome it

The Senate is facing the politically uncomfortable prospect of raising the limit on the national debt — again — to somewhere north of $13 trillion. Senate Democrats are seeking a way to fold the admission of fiscal malpractice into some larger spending bill, hoping it won’t be noticed — and exploited politically. President Barack Obama […]

It’s never easy letting go

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Marvin Reese Jr. is growing up. Maybe a little too fast, according to his mother. Mandi Martinez of Logan said it won’t be easy sending her son to preschool for the first time on Monday. “My biggest fear is him not getting along with the other children,” Martinez said. […]

Cannon officials advise residents of what to expect during training operations

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Low-flying military planes won’t be a nightly occurrence in Tucumcari or other area communities and, when they are, Cannon Air Force Base officials will try to notify city leaders in advance. But training in unfamiliar areas is important for Cannon pilots, officials told about a dozen area residents on […]

Insecticide may make organic gardeners smile

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Are you still looking for an environmentally-friendly insecticide that won’t harm beneficial insects, but still sticks it to pesky pests? You may need to look no further. Spinosad (pronounced spin OH sid) is a relatively new insect killer that quickly and safely controls a variety of caterpillar, beetle and […]

Mesalands incumbents keep seats on Board of Trustees

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By QCS Staff All three incumbent candidates running for positions on the Board of Trustees for Mesalands Community College won their elections Tuesday.The only contested race was in District 1 where incumbent James Streetman was challenged by John Villalba. Streetman, who has served on the board for 15 years, won 34 to 16. “I’m glad […]

Tucumcari student wins Washington art competition

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Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that Tomoko Bahrs, a high school senior from Tucumcari, has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her winning piece, entitled “New Mexico: Times Change with the Wind,” will be shown in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Bahrs has been invited to Washington, D.C., in June to be honored […]

Tucumcari golfer helps team capture 3rd place at charity tournament

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A.C. Chavarria of Tucumcari with teammates, Ted Wooldridge of Amarillo, Shannon Freedle and Lorraine Freedle, both of Santa Fe, won the thrid place in the B Flight, with a score of 124, Oasis Advocacy Center Golf Tournmament in Clovis last weekend. The team also won $400 for third place which they donated