Let Jesus be your faith’s author

By Leonard Lauriault   Religion Columnist About a month ago, our grandson came in holding his back saying, “I fell out of a tree and I don’t feel good. I’m going to lie down. I never thought that would happen to me.” Emergency room staff found that he’d cracked a rib and nicked a small […]

Hansen: Campaign battles are, have been, dirty

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor This year’s presidential campaigns have been called the dirtiest in history. Well, if you don’t count the Richard Nixon campaign in 1972, the Lyndon Johnson campaign of 1964, or numerous campaigns in the 19th Century, this year’s gloves-off slugfest is probably pretty bad. Nixon’s “dirty tricks” squad, spawned […]

Garcia: Cat solves the case of the missing pen

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist It amazes me what you can lose — and then find around the house when you have pets. As some of you may know, I have two cats — Toby and Brownie — who are sources of great joy in my life as well as laughter, confusion and the occasional […]

Auto advertisements hurting sales

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor The process of selling a house, most families’ largest investment, is all seriousness and dignity. But local selling for a family’s second-largest investment, the car, gets no dignity or seriousness, or, in my humble opinion, intelligence. It seems to be a common delusion among new-car dealers that they […]

Steve Hansen: Sounding off about some questionable music

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor Some songs on the radio make you wonder how they got played or recorded, or written in the first place. I heard one from 1974 just the other day called, “The Night Chicago Died.” This one, setting a fictional scene from the gangland 1920s, starts with the spoken […]

Teamwork marks eventful week

By Steve Hansen Local columnist The eventful week for Tucumcari and Quay County that ended Saturday had a focus on teams. The Tucumcari City Commission marked the end of a two-year streak of teaming up for unanimous votes to direct city business. Newly elected Commissioner Ralph Moya cast the first “no” vote in two years […]

Cheating ‘Old Man Winter’ with warmer temps

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor We’ve been enjoying a few weeks of false spring in eastern New Mexico. It seems that in some ways, we’re acting like it’s really going to stay warm and pleasant. We might be right. We’re in an El Nino year, and while some parts of the nation are […]

Letter to the Editor

When the pope spoke about Donald Trump’s Christianity, it got me to thinking of some things that do not make sense. Republicans in their debates and ads are always expressing fear and mad at someone or something and stressing their Christianity. Listed are a few quotes we have all heard in our churches at one […]

Hansen:Reviewing the Oscar’s Best Picture nominees

Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor It’s Sunday, Feb. 28. I’m not watching the Academy Awards this evening, because the column I’m writing instead is overdue. And because I haven’t seen any of the movies. That won’t stop me from commenting a little about the Best Picture nominees. One of the nominees is called “The […]

Steve Hansen: Politicians at odds over Supreme Court vacancy

By Steve Hansen QCS Former Managing Editor The political world is in turmoil. The Republicans have vowed to block any of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrats are saying that would block the president’s constitutional authority. I am stifling a yawn. It’s politics as usual. Anybody remember Robert Bork? Conservative President […]