Sunshine Week time to trumpet open government

In small ways and more sweeping assaults, government officials have been closing their windows to public scrutiny. It is a troubling and ironic trend. Coming as the president speaks eloquently of developing democratic institutions across the world, Americans cannot be complacent about our own. It is time to seek more openness from federal, state and […]

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun When I was first learning how to drive, I wasn’t very good. My parents helped me. My dad taught me to relax. He said that when other drivers or I make mistakes on the road, remaining calm is the most important way to stay safe. I took his advice, and I […]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to […]

Ides of March snow gives locals chance to watch travelers

Lynn Moncus “Beware the ides of March” caused some of us to pause when our major snow storm hit on that day this week. Although the soothsayer was warning Julius Caesar, that same warning could have been given last Saturday while we were enjoying 80 degree weather and admiring the many fruit trees in full […]

Track season begins

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School track coach Wayne Ferguson has reason to expect good things this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have come out for the track team and have been working out since Jan. 17. “We had success last year when our boys finished third in the state,” Ferguson said. […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” […]

All district team

The 2004-2005 Class A District Four All-District basketball team has been announced. The Logan Longhorns, who made it to the state tournament, had five members of its boys’ team selected: Jake Abercrombie, J. D. Estrada, Josh Franco, Wesley James and Drew Perez. Lady Longhorn Raynee Rachor made the girls’ team. Jarrod Archuleta and Trey Rusk […]

Tucumcari holds annual iron pour

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Soft voices filled the air in the room. Some sat alone working on wax sculptures, others ate beans, fruit, salad or peanuts, and still others talked quietly about their pieces. For seven years artists from around the country have come to Tucumcari to create metal works of art. Friday was the […]

School superintendent one of five finalists for Clovis job

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents learned Tuesday morning he is one of five finalists for the superintendent position at Clovis Municipal Schools. Reents said he feels honored that he’s being considered, but he is concentrating on the present rather than the future. “You never look ahead. I have a three-year contract […]