There is still life under the big top

By Karl Terry Fomer QCS Managing Editor The sharp blast of a whistle immediately silenced the tent and the barking ringmaster directed attention to the ring in the center. The circus was in town! Traditional circuses are quickly going the way of the rotary desk phone and the Do Do bird. Touring circuses packing their […]

Lynn Moncus appreciated as an icon and a friend


Jerrene Bradley   This has to be one of the hardest things I have been asked to do,  but then again I am honored to talk about Lynn Moncus because she has been a part of my life since even before I was born. Lynn was one of my mother’s school teachers and my mom […]

Fear of failure may stop many from following dreams

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   I saw these two questions on the same day from different sources: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”  Beyoncé. “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”  Robert Schuller. I saw the first question in a brief item about Beyoncé, the singer and show […]

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


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?


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

Thomas Garcia

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 […]