Brush Popping ‘Fighter Pilot”

By Baxter Black It’s as close to being a fighter pilot as I’ll ever come. As a college youth plotting my future, I had, on two different occasions, taken the physical and written exams to apply for Officer’s Candidate School to become a Navy pilot. Father intervened and those dreams went to the way of […]

Schwarzenegger still needs the right

We were wondering how long Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rags-to-riches immigrant story, his engaging personality and celebrity aura would carry him as a candidate for California governor. Well, judging by a Field Poll over the weekend that shows Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante eking out a lead in the race to potentially replace Gov. Gray Davis, not much […]

Organizers thank volunteers for Gus Macker

Dear Editor, Please let me take this opportunity to publicly offer a special “Thank You” to all of those individuals who helped me make the 2003 Gus Macker Tournament a success for Tucumcari. THANK YOU … Max Jimenez, Chris Gries, Larry Moore, Michael Esquibel, Edward Barrios, Fred Martinez, Gilbert Romero, Ernie Chavez, Ted Lovato, Fritz […]

Marine thanks area for support

I would like to let it be known across the country that I appreciated everyone’s thoughts and prayers concerning my well-being during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. The Marine Corps had a very significant impact in this conflict and I truly believe that the consistent caring of others was a crucial part in winning this war. The […]

But there’s nothing to do in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to figure out what to write for this week’s column. I mean, Tucumcari is such a dull little burg. There’s nothing to write about. There’s the whole Route 66 thing last weekend, but I had to be out of town for that. From […]

Where’s the pledge?

It has been confirmed that the class of 1973 does not intend to say the pledge of allegiance to our flat at this year’s class reunions banquet. It was wrong not to honor our flag! The red white and blue of our flag stands for our country. Wherever it flies all know it stands for […]

Thanks for a great visit

My mom and I visited Tucumcari recently and we had a great time. I have never visited such a friendly town. Our family homesteaded in Quay County back in 1906 and mom wanted to see the place again. We had planned to stay two days but extended it to seven. Everyone we talked to was […]

Lessons and paper clips, what could be better?

Dave Gragg Sometime last year, I got a call from Sgt. Andy Baldridge at the New Mexico State Police. Seems he was trying to start up a Citizens Police Academy and he wanted to know if I would be interested in being in the first class. Obviously it wouldn’t be the full training police receive, […]

Letter to the Editor 6/21

Dear Editor, I wish to thank you and the staff of the Quay County Sun for having printed the public service announcements for the AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program. The classes were held on June 10-11 and were well-attended. I also wish to thank The Rev. Father Leo an his staff for the use […]

Comments from the Canyon

Thanks to Joan Vance we now have water lilies in the tank at Tucumcari Historical Museum. She supplied a whole heard of gold fish last year and bothered to mention that show also had water lilies. Of course, this woman from Ima was delighted because both donations revived many fond memories of the childhood in […]