Rattler track teams place well at Estancia

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Rattler boys are becoming the first-class team of Class AA track and field with another first-place finish Thursday at Estancia. Tucumcari scored 155 points, defeating teams from Santa Rosa, Estancia, Laguna, Hope, Pecos, Escalante and Coronado. Chris McCasland won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.98 and will [...]

Smiles battle prominence of bad news

Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you remember the commentator who used to begin his radio broadcast with “There’s good news tonight.” He would probably be fired today because good news is rarely reported as most members of the media seem to have the notion that listeners want to hear and see bad news only, [...]

The way of the cross

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun More than 100 area residents walked 10 miles Friday in memory of Christ’s painful walk to Calvary and his eventual death upon the cross more than 2,000 years ago. The walkers began at Stuckey’s 10 miles west of Tucumcari and proceeded to walk 10 miles to a small church in Montoya. [...]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the [...]

Killing horses debate has middle ground

Baxter Black There is nothing pretty about killing a horse. Nobody knows that more than those of us who have done it. There are people actively attempting to get a federal bill passed that will “prevent the slaughter of horses in and from the U.S. for human consumption and other purposes.” Those supporting this bill [...]

Easter a day to reflect on story of resurection’s effect on our daily lives

Sunday is Easter, the day Christians celebrate the apex of their faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul concisely summarized Easter’s message when he said in I Corinthians 15:3-5: “I delivered to you as of first importance … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, [...]

State council distributes grant funds in Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Representatives of small communities around New Mexico came to Tucumcari on Thursday with hopes of receiving federal money in the form of Community Development Block Grants. With about $15 million to allocate and $17 million worth of requests not every community got their grant. The money is intended to help with [...]

Tucumcari school board pushes to keep four-day week on table

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun At a meeting Monday, Tucumcari school board members unanimously urged Superintendent William Reents to continue looking into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents told board members he has talked to state education secretary Veronica Garcia about the issue. “It’s up to the school board if I [...]

Campers come to Ute Lake

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun As spring begins and the weather warms up, people from neighboring states and cities are traveling to Logan to visit Ute Lake state park. On March 12 Angelica Velasco and her family came from Hereford, Texas to camp at Ute Lake. She said they have been coming to Ute to camp [...]

Rattler track teams win prestige at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Tucumcari High School boys track team won a 17-team track meet Friday at Dexter. They finished with a score of 89.5, 23 points ahead of the next closest team, Capitan. Rattler Nemi Salvador was the high-point individual, scoring 21.5 points Salvador finished first in the triple jump with a [...]