Family had share of railroaders

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Although this woman from lma has rarely written about the railroad heritage in our family we certainly had our share of railroaders. Mother’s father, Frank Clough, was Superintendent of Bridges, Buildings, and Waterworks between here and El Paso when he worked for the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad […]

San Jon resident honored at Conchas Dam Anniversary

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Even with the applause of 50 people and presentation of gifts Friday was just another day for Earl Flint. “A great deal of people have come out to celebrate this project,” Flint said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of Conchas Dam […]

Ceremony brings back memories for surviving Conchas Dam builder

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Staff Writer Even with the applause of 50 people and presentation of gifts Friday was just another day for Earl Flint. “A great deal of people have come out to celebrate this project,” Flint said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of Conchas Dam […]

Roch leaving Tucumcari

Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico.

Our page — May 12

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Meet your neighbor Amanda Smith Age: 31 Profession: She’s a classified advertising representative at the Quay County Sun and a waitress. Hometown: Tucumcari Family: It’s just me. Your idea of a perfect day: A hot sunny day with no wind. Your pets are: Spoiled and loved. What do you think about Quay County? I like […]

Candidate profiles: District 3 Quay County Commission

Editor’s note: Quay County residents have started voting in the June 1 Primary Election. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said early voting continues through May 29. The only local contested race is for the District 3 Quay County Commission seat. Here’s how candidates responded to questions from Quay County Sun reporter Thomas Garcia:

Giving to God comes in many forms

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “…God loveth a cheerful giver.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7

Improving economy could stabilize Mexico

Mexico’s government is working hard to put out good news about its people and economy. We can only hope the news is true. President Felipe Calderon announced last week that Mexico’s economy has created 382,000 new jobs this year, and that the country is moving toward economic recovery. Labor Secretary Javier Lozano Alarcon said the […]

Friend’s spirit felt at cattle drive

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Dear Norm, I just wanted you to know we’re still punchin’ cows here on the S X. Not much has changed. The Beacon well is working again. It’s opened up the west side for us. We’re trying to get the stragglers all into the Kline pasture […]

“Rawhide” drew stars to Tucumcari

By David Stevens: FNM editor From the snowstorm that trapped Jimmy Stewart for a couple of days in 1940 to the reminiscent tour of Old Route 66 that brought Paul McCartney to town two summers ago, Tucumcari has long been a magnet for traveling celebrities. Brenda Lee, Morgan Freeman and Willie Nelson are among the […]