Reading program boon to elementary

Yvette McFarland and Margaret Mate Has your child read 78 books this school year? Second graders at Tucumcari Elementary School have! The Accelerated Reading Program (A.R.) helped make this possible. We have evaluated this program this year to find the following results: o 64 Second-grade students o Average reading level: Third grade (2 months above […]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement […]

County denies fair board’s key request

By Dave Gragg Recent changes in the Quay County Fairgrounds have not set well with the Quay County Fair Board. Representatives of the board, including President Tommy Thompson and Vice President Eric Rusk, asked the Quay County Commission to provide the board with a key to the fairgrounds. County officials recently changed the locks on […]

Cloud seeding director undaunted by critics

By Haley Rice Duncan Axisa believes he can make it rain. Axisa said this power is available to him through cloud seeding, the process of dropping silver iodide crystals into the supercooled upper parts of clouds. The crystals act as a gathering point, attracting and freezing the microscopically small droplets of water that make up […]

Farmers already feeling effects of disappearing water supply

By Haley Rice and Dave Gragg Donald Jones has been farming 29 years, but he has had enough. He loves farming and would continue, but said he’s running out of water on his Farwell farm. And Jones is not the only area resident with water worries. Most experts agree all of eastern New Mexico and […]

Local governments consider control of senior centers

By Dave Gragg By Dave Gragg Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners will discuss taking control of area senior centers at their meeting Monday. For the past year, the Pioneer Senior Center in Tucumcari and the Logan Senior Citizen’s Center have been operated under the auspices of the Eastern New Mexico Area Agency on Aging […]