Notes from the church lady: Working together makes work more enjoyable

“For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow…” Ecclesiastes 4:10 I survey my kitchen this morning, my eyes focused on the jars full of chow-chow (a spicy relish that is wonderful on beans and cornbread) and think back to the chaos on Friday. Starting with a mountain of fresh produce I worked […]

Thomas: Sometimes the irrational is stronger than the rational

It is funny to me that no matter how old we get we can still be scared sometimes by the most natural and expected of things. Last week we had another glorious downpour of rain that was accompanied by a few loud claps of thunder. I know lightning and thunder are a natural result of […]

Steve: Journalism is still a business of storytelling

Sometimes you meet or hear about someone who has a job you would kill for or would have at some point in your life. I just met someone like that. She’s a young college degree holder working with a program designed to get people to sign on with enhanced Medicaid and Health Care Exchange programs […]

Police blotter — Sept. 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   Friday • At 6:57 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 1900 block of South Third Street. An officer advised all was OK. • At 1:49 p.m., a woman […]

“Your Identity Remains Unchanged”

An e-mail subject line just caught me by surprise: “Your identity remains unchanged.” Really? I guess that’s good to know. I’ve wondered. How much does a person’s identity change over the years? How much of who we really are is changed simply by the accumulation of years and experience? How much of our genuine identity […]

Voters approve continuation of hospital tax

Quay County voters overwhelmingly approved the continuation of an existing special gross receipts tax benefiting Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in a special election Tuesday. More than 93 percent of voters were in favor of the continuing the tax for the next six years. With 11.5 percent of registered voters participating, the final vote was […]

To our readers: A note on TV listings

To our readers: The Quay County Sun is considering removing the TV listings, or reducing the amount of TV listing information published in the newspaper. Cost of the listings, newsprint and ink and the relevance of printed listings are factors being considered, especially since listings are easily found on the Internet and on television channel […]

City commissioners approve allocation of some lodgers’ tax funds

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission on Sept. 11 approved the city Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board’s recommendation to allocate $28,000 of Lodgers’ Tax funds to the City’s Chamber of Commerce, but postponed a vote on the other $10,450 recommended by the lodger’s tax board. The allocations the commission tabled were: • […]

Commissioners approve airport construction contract

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a grant agreement and the first construction contract for construction of an airport perimeter road and markings on the airport’s runway on Sept. 11. Grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration will provide $295,953 of the project’s $328,836 total cost, according to grant documents presented to the commission, […]

Fired Up! to feature expanded events, competition

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Expanded events and a fiery competition are a few of things in store for the third annual Fired Up! event Sept. 28 at the Tucumcari Train Depot. This year’s Fired Up! will add a blacksmithing competition headed up by Tucumcari’s Jim Keith, a world-renowned and award winning farrier. Keith […]