There is still hope: When one door closes, another opens

Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist   In all of the years that I have been working for the Quay County Sun I have had more than my share of surprises.  Last week, though, I can honestly say I was left in awe by the honesty of a stranger. It gave me a needed lift in a […]

Letter to the editor

Thankful for volunteers Dear Editor, I would like to express a very large thank you to the junior class of Tucumcari High School. These young people came out on Earth Day and fought the wind and dirt while they raked, pulled, and scraped up 70 large bags of trash from fences and lots of loose […]

Public has right to know details about Day’s case

An individual’s medical records should be confidential in most cases — but not when those records are used as a defense in a double murder case. The guardian for Tucumcari’s Tony Day, 14 when he was accused of killing his mother and sister in 2012, has asked court records and proceedings be sealed when they […]

Remembering the ‘crack’ of a wooden bat

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist  These days if you’re excited by the crack of the bat on a baseball you probably live too close to a Major League Baseball field. I bet some of you whippersnappers out there have never heard the sound of a wood bat hitting a leather ball. The thought hit me […]

Darn that salty language; mother can’t stand cussing

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David Stevens CMI Inc. Editor Darn that salty language New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made headlines last week after a liberal news publication painted her as “nasty, juvenile and vindictive” in private interactions that featured colorful language. Martinez’ campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez was forced to concede one of the allegations was true. Yes, he said, […]

If home is not a place, then where else can it be?

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Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Last week, I got involved with two stories that involved local histories and memories. Since I’ve only lived in Quay County for just over five years, I have to admit that I could only indirectly share in the feelings such memories evoke. When I recall good times with my own […]

Easter brings back memories of a simpler life, times

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Thomas Garcia QCS Columnsist I was thinking the other day about the last time I got an Easter basket. You know, the brightly colored plastic basket filled with green tinsel and packed full of candy and toys scattered around your living room floors this past weekend. That of course got me thinking about my childhood […]

Sheb Wooley recalled as good neighbor, songwriter

By David Stevens Editor You know his song: “Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky “It had one long horn, one big eye “I commenced to shakin’ and I said ‘ooh-iee’ “Looks like a purple people eater to me.” Turns out, it was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater with aspirations […]

Talking can help, if there’s listener

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist Some people just don’t know when to shut up. Frequently I am guilty myself. The case that stirred this thought occurred, as I was captive in a service establishment recently and had to listen while a guy related a whole lot more about his personal life than yours truly or […]

Young murder suspect’s motives, fate remain mysteries

By David Stevens Editor He was 8 or 9 years old when he left a grandmother’s house in Missouri and came to live with foster parents in Tucumcari. A year or so after he moved in, Mike and Sue Day adopted the boy. “He was well behaved,” Mike Day said. “He was just like our […]