Tucumcari student nominated for Rudy Award

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Esteban Martinez III is a semifinalist for a high school football Rudy Award, which celebrates outstanding young athletes. “The youths are selected for their ability to inspire teammates and their support of the local community,” said Sandy Henderson, public information officer for Inspireum, a Bend, Ore., company that is one of […]

How young is too young for Facebook?

Daniel Vasquez August Of the 20 million Facebook users under the age of 18 who have actively used the site in the past year, 7.5 million were younger than 13, according to Consumer Reports’ latest State of the Net survey. Meaning, they’re so young that they violate even Facebook’s terms of service, which requires that […]

Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

How a lemonade stand can change your child’s life

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Alison Storm Trying to raise the next Bill Gates or Blake Mycoskie? Some say entrepreneurship starts at a young age. But if your child’s lemonade stand goes bankrupt, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve failed to raise an entrepreneur, according to financial expert Rachel Ramsey Cruze. She’s the daughter of bestselling author and radio talk show […]

Press release: Cold weather means pruning time

Tom Dominguez It’s pruning time! Here are some things to keep in mind before taking saw in hand. Tree age Pruning is important when trees are young. Trees can be trained through pruning to direct growth, correct growth, and help develop a strong canopy. Training should take place while the tree is young into maturity. […]

Rattler reunion keeps alumni ‘forever young’

Lynn Moncus This is a special week for Tucumcari Rattler Alumni and friends because the Rattler Reunion Annual has been mailed. We are in for quite a treat because our annual publication is now in a different format — much like that of The Yucca. Although this issue contains fewer pictures than in the past, […]

Graduates require community’s support

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Graduation from high school is one of the major events in a young person’s life — a time to be remembered and cherished. We can but hope that today’s seniors will look back upon this experience as fondly as do many of us in the over-the-hill gang. They […]

Generation of today more impatient

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Now that spring has arrived, we can hope that the cold weather is just about to end and that snowfall will return next winter. Some of our younger citizens have seen more snow this year than they can remember. Several have asked if those of us in the […]

Mesalands student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t leave many prospects for dating, so she had to break the rule. She’s 18 now, attending Tucumcari’s Mesalands Community College, and preparing for a trip to Italy […]

01-07-2009: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department Friday• At 2:08 p.m., a female came to the Tucumcari Police Department and reported that her ex-husband had been using her Social Security number.• At 3:00 p.m., a […]