Articles from the July 31, 2012 edition

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Notes from the church lady: Best course to stay as far from sin as possible

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:08 Imagine you are out for a casual ride without a care in the world... Full story


Tucumcari man recalls running in Olympics

There's always something for Tucumcari's Rex Maddaford to remember when a running of the summer Olympics comes to his television. CMI photo: Thomas... Full story


Editorial: N.M. scientists' work should be applauded

If you needed further proof that New Mexico is a hotbed for scientific research, here it is. This week six researchers with New Mexico ties will be among 96 U.S. researchers to receive the 2011...


Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed... Full story


2012 4-H rodeo and horse show results

The 51st annual state 4-H rodeo and horse show was a success despite a lower number of contestants compared to past years, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County extension agent. Bishop said here were 37... Full story


Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and an unplanned... Full story


Power company confident it will meet demands

An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the...


Rodeo team members earn academic honors

Mesalands Community College announced their 2012 Academic All-American rodeo recipients: Bailey Bates of Mexican Springs, Macy Fuller of Clarkston, Wash.; Hayden Moore of Clovis and Fran Orozco-Marcha...


Q&A: Superintendent stresses college readiness

Colin Taylor is the new superintendant of the San Jon Public School system for the upcoming school year. He replaces Gary Salazar, who retired. Taylor What was your previos job, and what position did...


Former Logan principal honored

Met Life and the New Mexico Association of Secondary School Principals selected Logan school's former principal for the state's principal of the year award. QCS staff photo: Thomas Garcia Garry...


City orders cleanup

A citywide clean up for the Rattler Reunion this weekend would show the alumni coming back home that residents still care about their community still cares, according to city code enforcement officer... Full story


Comments from the Canyons: Reunion offers chance to relive memories

Welcome home, Rattler alumni! This first weekend in August has been a special time for 50 years as we have celebrated our education from the Tucumcari Public Schools. From many parts of the world,...


Firm hired to study industry growth

The city of Tucumcari hired an Albuquerque-based engineering firm to conduct a preliminary engineering report for future industrial growth. City commissioners voted unanimously to approve an... Full story


Slice of life: Route 66 and Second Street

I spent 30 minutes on Monday afternoon at the corner of Route 66 and Second Street, watching life pass in front of me. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30 minutes Tuesday...


City to use grant to cap, close landfill

A solid waste facility grant from the New Mexico Environmental Department Solid Waste Bureau will help the city close and cap the old landfill. "We are extremely lucky to have received the $133,268...


Logan Schools hire principal, superintendent

There will be two new faces in administration at Logan Municipal Schools when the school year begins. Johnnie Cain is the new school superintended, replacing Richard Hazen, who retired. Craig Terry is...


Food bank director hospitalized

Nancy Taylor Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor has been hospitalized in critical condition, food bank board President... Full story


Press release: Farmers Electric declares energy alert

High electricity demand has led Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) to declare an Energy Alert within its service area. FEC is urging members to cut back on their use of electricity, each evening,...


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