Thomas: Office lizard creates moral dilemma

As the weather continues to warm up more and more some of my scaly friends have begun to show up around the office. Just today a lizard that darted away from the desk I was walking towards surprised me. I looked over at the lizard that had stopped once it realized I was not going [...]

Lauriault: Our faith must remain above our trials

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of the incident upon which I've already based a couple of recent articles related to how God doesn't treat us as our sins deserve (Quay County Sun, April 17, 2013 and May 1, 2013). Here is another one and probably the last one: You might recall that I [...]

Comments from the canyons: Even a little rain brings hope to area

Last Tuesday, many people were driving around to see the results of the rainfall. They had all begun to smile on Monday when the first sprinkles landed and had watched eagerly all day as more moisture fell. Once again, hopes were rewarded for a little while. Even a tiny bit of moisture is welcome in [...]

Justice Department’s intrusion demands explanation

The U.S. Justice Department appears to have crossed a bright line that shields one of the cherished tenets of the nation's Constitution that the agency's top officers take an oath to protect and defend. This dangerous intrusion cannot be allowed to stand. It's been revealed that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months worth of [...]

Third pipe bomb found in Clovis

A pipe bond – the third found in Clovis since March 5 – was discovered by city workers about 8 a.m. today near the entrance to the landfill.It is the second pipe bomb found near the landfill.State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said investigators believe the latest pipe bomb was only recently either thrown or placed.Glascock [...]

Mesalands Community College holds commencement ceremony

More than 120 received their associate degree, certification or general education diploma Friday during Mesalands Community College's graduation ceremony. "You are not here because you are lucky; you are here because you had the strength to follow through," said Donald Schutte, commencement speaker. Schutte, a local attorney, said the graduates had the strength of their [...]

Traffic on U.S. 54 reopened after fiery crash

Police said a Colorado man injured in a crash Friday on U.S. 54 near Tucumcari died three days later at an Amarillo hospital. Roger Dyrdal, 45, of North Glenn Colo., died at the Amarillo hospital where he was transferred from Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, said Wendy Grafp, New Mexico Transportation Police public information officer. [...]

Sports schedule

All area schools will be competing in state competition in baseball and track and field this week. The 1A-2A state baseball tournament The 7 seed (10-8) (9-3) Logan Longhorns play at 4 p.m. against the 2 seed (13-6) (4-0) McCurdy Bobcats at McCurdy. The winner will play May 15 against the winner of the 3 [...]

Officials prepare for fire season

Scott Jaynes, Tucumcari's emergency manager, said in preparation for the upcoming and ongoing fire season that he has been in touch with the Red Cross and they have set up several shelter sites in Tucumcari in case of a major event. Jaynes said the shelters are located at the Recreation Center, Convention Center, Elks Lodge, [...]

Route 66 museum receives $5,000 donation

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Vi Reeves, chairman of the First National Bank of New Mexico board, presents museum committee member Larry Bond a $5,000 check for the Route 66 Museum. Vi Reeves, chairman of the board for First National Bank of New Mexico, presented a $5,000 check Monday to the Route 66 Museum. Reeves said [...]