Questions linger after teen’s shooting

If you turn on a news channel you're sure to see a story on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I will admit, Martin's death and the circumstances surrounding it are very suspicious. In case you only read the Quay County Sun (and thank you for doing so), the 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot Feb. […]

Videos remind me of Aggie days

Most of you are well aware that I am a proud New Mexico State University Aggie and am particularly proud to have received my first degree from then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. While I was still in the English Department, I became involved in a project that was to recognize our […]

Gone but not forgotten

Five years later, there are no physical signs of the EF1 tornado that hit Logan at 3:20 p.m., on March 23, though the emotional damage remains for some residents. • • • Angie Chavez was at home as tornado touched down, she said the only warning she had was her porch erupting into pieces. "I […]

Veterans ride for cause

Two veterans from California were greeted by Tucumcari residents Friday as they made a stop on their cross-country bicycle ride advocating for veteran's rights. "The main thing is making people aware of issues facing veterans," said U.S Army veteran Wesley Barrientos. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia U.S. Army Veteran Wesley Barrientos, center, and U.S. Marine Corps […]

On the shelves - March 28

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "The Shadow Patrol," by Alex Berenson. The former C.I.A. operative John Wells returns to Afghanistan to pursue a possible leak from the C.I.A. station. "Sonoma Rose," by Jennifer Chiaverini. A California woman fleeing an abusive husband hides with a former […]

Police blotter - March 28

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:42 p.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 2300 block of S. Second Street. At 9:34 p.m., a man reported harassment at a residence on the 500 block […]

School menus- March 28

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Barbecue on a bun, potato salad, baked beans, pickle spears-carrots-fresh broccoli, dessert, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage pattie, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, salad-cold veggies, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: […]

Track officials should address safety concerns

The nation's horse-racing industry could become a ward of the federal government due to reported safety concerns involving its golden egg, the horses. Five of seven tracks at the head of this safety shortfall list are in New Mexico. The New York Times recently reported an average of 24 horses die each week at U.S. […]

Lady Longhorns fall at quarterfinals

The Logan Lady Longhorns fell 57-49 to the Tatum Coyotes Tuesday at the state 1A basketball quarterfinals in Albuquerque. "I am real proud of the girls and can't wait till next year," said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor. The Lady Longhorns lost to the Tatum Lady Coyotes 57-49 Tuesday afternoon during the 1A state […]

Rattlers edge Lions

A last-second turnover by the Santa Rosa Lions clinched a 45-42 win for the Tucumcari Rattlers Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The Rattlers' Travis Garcia drives for the basket as the Lion's Zeke Sena tries to draw the charge during Tuesday night's District 4-2A game at the Snake Pit. The Rattlers won 45-42. With […]