Comments from the canyons: Weathering blizzards less arduous these days

After our little snowfall last week, some of us began talking about some of the storms of the past and how they affected our lives. Of course, we didn't have much pavement in the county; thus, we did most of our traveling on very muddy roads as the snow melted. A lot of people would […]

Lauriault: God’s intentions often misinterpreted

At a buffet luncheon recently someone said to the person sitting next to me, "I can't believe you're hungry after you had that burrito grande for breakfast." My neighbor replied that he was a growing boy, to which I added that fat husbands make wives and mothers-in-law look good. I was referring to their ability […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 3

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Two Tucumcari residents brave cold for a better tan

When most people take a snow day they tend to stay inside where it's warm and catch up on their DVR recordings or reading. However, Tucumcari residents Rich Encinias and Kheldon Sherwood felt the 31 degree day would be better spent outdoors, in swim shorts, sunglasses and flip flops getting a tan. As the two […]

Year in review: Top stories of 2012

The following are some of the top stories featured in the Quay County Sun during 2012: December — New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Dec. 29, injured by a gunshot. He later died at […]

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 […]