QCS to launch e-Paper

By QCS Staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Quay County Sun is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Sun, the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. [...]

Mesalands students pledge to attend

Special to the QCS The first two weeks of college are a critical time in which many students struggle, while approximately 90 percent of success is just showing up for class. “Most any faculty member will tell you that the number one reason for students dropping out of college is lack of attendance,” said Aaron [...]

Something eggy going on

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What the heck can you do with an ostrich egg? Decorate it, of course. Great Eggspectations is open to local businesses, organizations, groups, offices and individuals. A release from Eastern New Mexico Art Space said all are invited to participate in this ostrich egg decorating contest, which they hope will become [...]

1/18 Notable notes

Prairie chicken festival set Although the sign-up deadline for the fifth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival is April 1, early registration is urged because space is limited for the Milnesand event from April 7-9, according to a release from the state’s Department of Game and Fish. Cost is $80, which includes all field trips, [...]

1/14 Notable notes

Jamboree time The Floyd Lions Club will be holding auditions for its Jamboree 2006 at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the old gym of the Floyd School, according to a release from the organization. Singers should come with two traditional country or Gospel songs, knowing the words and the key in which they will [...]

Traffic safety halting issue

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South [...]

Holiday travel can mean safe travel

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Not everyone may be going over the river and through the woods this holiday season, but according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the year-end stretch marks one of the busiest travel times in the United States. Their statistics say during the Christmas to New Year holiday season, travel is up [...]

Route 66 by the numbers

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QCS Staff The Best Little Festival on Route 66 hits its stride today with activities ranging from vendor and food booths at Tucumcari’s Convention Center to a rodeo at the fairgrounds. Here’s a quick look at the happenings, by numbers: • 1 — murals dedicated to the Mother Road painted on the side of Lowe’s [...]

4/13 Community notes

• Friday is the deadline to enter the Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo that will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. Entry is open to women who live on a ranch, work on a ranch or are ranch raised and spend extra time working on a [...]