Observing Memorial Day, for the right reasons

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The barbecue grills were fired up, families gathered, area lakes were packed with visitors and in some areas graduations were held all because of those who served, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those brave men and women who continue to fight for our right, liberties and freedom […]

View Point: Vote for Pierce’s induction to Hall of Fame deserved

The mission statement for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City says it “interprets the evolving history and cultures of the American West for the education and enrichment of its diverse audiences of adults and children.” If it’s cowboys and educators they’re looking for, Clovis’ B.J. Pierce would be a worthy choice […]

Thomas Garcia: Living in an age of reason, or so I think

I was speaking with a friend a week ago about how nice it would be to simply go back in time to the days when life was simpler. We talked about the only terrorists were the “Reds” (Russians); people were polite, saying “please,” “thank you, sir and ma’am.” What’s more, 35 cents bought you a […]

Robert Arrowsmith: Volunteer shortage needs resolution

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher You hear it everywhere you go. Just about every community organization or entity that has an event is facing the same problem. The issue in question is the lack of volunteers. The question becomes: What is causing an individual to not want to volunteer? This appears to be a multi-faceted […]

Thomas Garcia: Hard to stomach the news these days

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist This may seem a bit cliché, but lately I’ve had to ask, “Can’t we all just get along?” and “Is there any good news on TV these days?” It seems every time I watch the news, browse media and social media websites and even listen to the radio, there is […]

Robert Arrowsmith: It’s television — get over it

To all of you who feel like you were duped, misled, cheated out of the $100 you spent on the fight last weekend, I have this to say: It’s television. This has been going on since the beginning of television, ever since the big scandal involving the game shows in the 1950s. If you are […]

View Point: State officials’ partisan politics are questionable

When the attorney general of the state of New Mexico is asked for a legal opinion, or to seek redress in a civil matter, or to look into prosecution of an alleged wrongdoing, you expect that office to carry out its duties irrespective of party lines. Ditto when the state auditor is doing the work […]

Good-bye isn’t easy, hope it can end with a bang

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Good-byes are never easy, and this one is no exception. For almost two years I have served as managing editor (85-percent reporter, 10-percent editor, 5-percent janitor, phone answerer, miscellaneous) for the Quay County Sun, and I’m leaving the job as of Thursday. I wish Thomas Garcia, our senior writer, […]

‘Nothing to do’ depends on perspective

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher I hear it often. I hear it from multiple age groups, in several of our communities. I’m told kids cannot wait to get out of town because of it. Supposedly there is nothing to do here. Every time I hear it, my question in response is: What do you wish […]

‘Mad Men’ shows how our parents partied down

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor I’ve been watching “Mad Men,” the series about the advertising crowd of the 1960s, when Madison Avenue advertising, not Wall Street banking four miles away, attracted the best and the brightest to New York City. If you are a Baby Boomer like me, you recognize “Mad Men’s” characters as […]