It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in […]

From outstanding student to outstanding teacher

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Although several of my former high school students have remained in touch through the years, very few college students have chosen to do so, probably because professors don’t have the opportunity to know their students, their parents, and their grandparents as well as do teachers in rural areas. In most […]

Surefire cures for the holiday blahs

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Now it’s official. Halloween candy has hardened and most of us have recovered from eating three times our body weight at Thanksgiving. That means we can gallop onward like a Santa sleigh to the very next step. The big stretch of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza and whatever year-end celebration may abound by […]

11/26 Editorial

This week marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Quay County Sun and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

A turkey by any other name just as juicy

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest in the civilized world’s need to right old wrongs is the country of Turkey’s objection to the use of the name turkey to describe a rather intellectually challenged bird with a snood. “It casts us in an unflattering light, offends our ancestors and we are not getting any […]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” […]

Winter memories dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard which would have occurred […]

11/19 Editorial

We’ve frequently lamented the stubborn unwillingness of many major environmental groups to acknowledge good news on the environmental front, lest a retreat from the relentlessly apocalyptic script stop the donations from flowing and cause the media spotlight to turn away. So it’s only fair that we take note when a green group bucks those expectations […]

Some student humorous writing not funny

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Not long ago, I had the opportunity to read a set of essays written by college freshmen and was a bit taken aback by the differences between what professors accept today and what we accepted last century. Standards have most definitely changed. The assignment had been to write a humorous […]

The slave slithers back home

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While the slave was down south becoming an Ancient Aggie from NM A & MA, I, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie, was suffering in jail for a few days and am still more than a little miffed about being left. Believe me, she has suffered for that kind of mistreatment […]