Letter to the editor: Clean energy important to future

Last Tuesday's edition of the Quay County Sun had an informative article, "Senator pushes for wind energy tax credit extension." Our two senators and one representative, Ben Lujan, are for the extension. Ken Starcher, associate director at Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A&M, explained the importance of the tax credit to speed up the […]

Calendar – Dec. 19

City and County Offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observance of Christmas. The Quay County Sun office will be closed Tuesday, and we resume normal business hours Wednesday. Dec. 27 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Service clubs The Tucumcari Public Library announces […]

Menus – Dec. 19

The following are the menus for schools and seniors in Quay County for Dec. 20 – 21. Tucumcari Thursday Cook's Choice Logan Thursday Breakfast: Hot pockets, cereal, milk, juice Lunch: Sack lunch, uncrustables, string cheese, chips, fruit roll ups, milk House Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, cereal, muffins, juice, milk Lunch: Ground beef and Spanish rice, […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Jesus will bring peace to violent world

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" Romans 8:35 "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" Psalm 30:5 "Sleep in heavenly peace." Where is the peace in a world where innocent children are slaughtered and maniacs who go on shooting sprees are labeled as "mentally disturbed." "O little […]

Comments from the Canyons: Tragedy shouldn’t destroy joy of season

This is the time of year during which we are supposed to be joyful as we approach Christmas. We were building up to that until the twenty children and six teachers were slaughtered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Although we are many miles away, we are still much affected by such […]

Officials look to improve school safety

In the wake of the Dec. 14, mass shooting at an elementary in Newton, Conn., area school administrators are working to improve their lockdown procedures. "It's scary," said Johnnie Cain, superintendent for Logan Schools. Cain said Sand Hook had the security and safety measures in place, despite how prepared they were it turned out tragic. […]

Tucumcari resident becomes citizen

A desire for her voice to count and call Tucumcari and the U.S. home prompted a resident to take the steps to become a citizen. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Tracey Griego's office at the Tucumcari Senior Center shows off her proud heritage from the United Kingdom, though a closer look shows the U.S. Flag which […]

Street repair bid tabled

A need to understand the selection process prompted city commissioners to table the awarding of a $196,048 bid for repair on Whitmore Street. Commissioners tabled one of two agenda items to be voted on Thursday following the concerns expressed by commissioner Daniel Lopez. Lopez said there needs to be a review of the city's criteria […]

Bicyclist raising awareness on trip

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Bicyclist Joe Fors, traveling from Chicago, stopped at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari before continuing his trip to Los Angeles to raise cancer awareness. Tucumcari received a pink visitor Thursday, with bicycler Joe Fors coming through the city to talk about cancer. Fors, traveling from Chicago, stopped at the Blue […]

Xcel asking for 14-percent rate increase

By Thomas Garcia CMi staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Xcel Energy is citing increased energy demand as the reason for seeking a 14.4 percent increase in customer rates. Xcel filed the proposal Wednesday with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said there has been as much as a 60 percent […]