Quay fire spans 600-acre perimeter

Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” […]

Press release: NMSU to host hay, forage conference

Audry Olmstead Alfalfa is New Mexico’s No. 1 cash crop and the annual Southwest Hay & Forage Conference allows producers to come together to learn more about how to better manage this valuable commodity. Highlights at this year’s conference, Jan. 13-14 in Ruidoso, include pest control, resource-use efficiency and maximization of inputs.

Mark Armenta becomes Eagle Scout

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Mark Armenta, right, of Troop 88 in Parker, Colo., grandson of Tony and Ida Macias of Tucumcari, earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts of Eagle on Dec. 30, 2010. Presenting his Eagle Patch is Joe Skalisky, Scoutmaster of Troop 88. Mark’s Eagle project consisted of coordinating and supervising a drive for the Denver area […]

Our page — Jan. 5

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Shanyn West and Alejandro Velasquez were married Dec. 11 in McKinney, TX with Rev. Susan Gary officiating.

Looking back — Jan. 5

January 1970 The Tucumcari Police Department started a fund raiser for fellow officer Sgt. Marvin Hennig. Sgt. Hennig was fighting an illness and had used up all of his sick leave and members of the department started to collect money to help their fellow officer with expenses. Three Tucumcari students attended the New Mexico Committee […]

Washington piles pork high in 2010

Freedom New Mexico It’s difficult to take Washington seriously when politicians bemoan the federal deficit, whine about underfunded agencies and whimper about budget woes. It’s all the more galling when we’re reminded how Washington uses taxpayers’ money. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released, “The Wastebook 2010: A guide to some of the most wasteful government […]

Catfish commercial catalyzes column

Baxter Black Several years ago I made a commercial for the Catfish Institute.

Mistakes facilitate life’s process

Russell Anglin Do you remember that really stupid thing you did not so long ago? Or maybe that one day where all you did was stupid things? Why did you do that, anyway? It’s not very much fun to think about. It might even make it a little harder to just go about your daily […]

Englishman writes novel set in Tucumcari

QCSun staff QCSun staff Manchester, England native and researcher for BBC Radio Manchester, Brendan Yates was looking for contact information for Tucumcari book stores on Monday to see if they would carry copies of his novel, “The Devil’s Dust,” an adventure tale published in late 2010 with a climax set in Tucumcari. Yates sent a […]

Pleasant reunion clears slate for 2010

Lynn Moncus Last year ended on a very high note for this woman from Ima. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson, her son, Jamie, his wife, Susan, and their sons, Bryan and Aaron invited me to spend a few days with them in Edmond, Okla. Being with such good friends was a major privilege. Of course, Kathryn and […]