Former police chief remembered for desire to serve

Friends describe Daniel Lopez as a man who cared about his community, was compelled to serve and above all loved his family. Daniel Lopez Lopez, 45, was a former New Mexico State Police captain and Tucumcari chief of police. He was elected in March as the District 3 city commissioner. He was found in his […]

On the shelves – Jan. 2

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "Sleep No More," by Iris Johansen. The forensic sculptor Eve Duncan investigates when her mother's friend disappears from a mental hospital. "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross," by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross confronts both a hostage situation and a terrorist […]

Column: Hoping for a quiet 2013

I for one am hoping and ready for a New Year that is not as eventful as 2012. I know, that is a bit of a contradiction as I am a reporter and an eventful year is our bread and butter. Well after this past year, I'd settle for some crackers and maybe a little […]

City employee Alex Madrid retires

QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Alex Madrid's family supported him at his retirement luncheon. Tucumcari city employees held a retirement pot luck luncheon for Landfill Coordinator Alex Madrid on Friday. Madrid has worked for the city of the last eight years and decided it was time to retire. He said that he had been doing […]

Residents declare resolutions

The Quay County Sun asked several people if they make New year's resolutions. Their responses: Georgia Lujan: My resolution for 2013 is to lose weight. Ellen White: Resolutions only lead to disappointment when I break them. Todd Steele: Continue to treat people the way I want to be treated and try to further my life […]

Pastor to celebrate 25th anniversary with Temple Baptist Church

Wes Stewart will celebrate his 25th year as Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in January. Wes Stewart Stewart was born and raised in Tribune, Kan., and after high school he attended Business College for a year in Salina, Kan., before joining the Navy. Stewart served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972, including two tours […]

Comments from the canyons: Tow sacks another lost part of history

While some of us were trying to wrap gifts during the holidays, I mentioned that I really needed a tow sack in which to place a box because it would be much easier to use than any wrapping material around. Of course, that set off a discussion of the lack of such sacks these days […]

Notes from the church lady: New year brings hope, expectation

" Yet I will rejoice in the Lord…The Lord God is my strength…he will make me to walk upon mine high places." Habakkuk 3:18-19 A new year is here with hope and expectation of good things ahead. Every year we look back on the previous events and lessons learned and anticipation of better things in […]