Best advice true, but sometimes hurts

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Sometimes the best advice one can get is the least appreciated. I’m reminded of this observation when I hear of the honest, some would say cruel, comments the English judge Simon makes to mediocre contestants on American Idol. But blunt doesn’t necessarily have to be cruel. […]

State’s economy needs federal spending

By Jeff Bingamen: Guest Columnist For most Americans, the subject of the federal budget is about as interesting as diagramming sentences in a high school English class. For New Mexicans, however, the federal budget is of vital importance. Here’s why: In the current fiscal year, direct federal expenditures made in our state will total about […]

New papacy about more than church’s traditional’ versus ‘progressive’ ideas

Perhaps the safest prediction about Pope Benedict XVI, nee Joseph Ratzinger, is that he will surprise most of us, especially those who are now most certain about the nature and impact of his papacy. We look forward to his reign with a certain amount of anticipation. From the perspective of modern political theory, the Roman […]

4/23 Calendar

Today Keep Tucumcari Beautiful — in conjunction with the Great American Clean-up beginning at 9 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. Information: Yvette at 461-2143 Bluegrass Music program — 7 p.m. at the Quay County Exhibit Hall, 1000 Camino del Coronado. Logan-Ute Lake Chamber Chuck Wagon Cook-Off — Ute Lake State Park. Competitors work from […]

Clovis school board picks Las Cruces superintendent

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Clovis school board members on Thursday offered the superintendent’s position to Rhonda Seidenwurm, deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces public schools. Seidenwurm, reached at her home late Thursday, said she has accepted the job, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. “I have no doubt we will be able […]

William “Bill” C. Bogart

William “Bill” C. Bogart, 46, died Thursday morning, April 21, 2005. Bogart was born on Aug. 5, 1958 in Tucumcari. He was preceded in death by his mother Ida Joyce Bogart and by a brother, Roger Bogart. Survivors include his wife Melanie Bogart of Tucumcari; his son Bernard Urioste of Las Vega, N.M.; his father […]

Tucumcari students honor Earth Day

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lessons about how to purify water with duck feathers and what a rattlesnake skin feels like, may not be regular classroom lessons. But Tucumcari Elementary School students spent Friday at their outdoor classroom learning lessons like these — about planet Earth and it’s inhabitants. Students spent time at eight […]

New Tucumcari postmaster sworn in

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Following in his father’s footsteps, Robert Roark was sworn in as postmaster at the Tucumcari Post Office Friday. Roark has an affinity for the Tucumcari office because his father, John Roark, was postmaster at there for 14 years. After about one year of being officer in charge, Roark was […]

Wildlife service could designate Canadian River critical habitat for shiner

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority heard concerns Wednesday about the possibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declaring the Canadian River a critical habitat for the Arkansas River shiner. Doug Murray of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission said the Arkansas River shiner critical habitat designation […]

4/32 school menus

San Jon Schools Monday: Breakfast — Bagels, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch — Chili cheese fries, carrots, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Hashbrowns and eggs, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch -Salsbury steak, rice with gravy, rolls, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Waffles, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch – Pizza, mixed veggies, fruit, salad bar, ice cream, […]