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 […]

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 […]

Prescription drug ads lull consumers to high costs

I think I’m supposed to feel left out. To my knowledge, I don’t have OAB, ED, RA, Low “T,” IBS or any of the initialed disorders that elevate my status in the world, or so TV advertising for prescription medications would have me believe. So I can’t further elevate my status by taking any of […]

The lengths we go through to make loved ones happy

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist While I had a great time this weekend with family and friends, the one accomplishment I am really happy about is that I finally found a supply of the canned cat food that my stray cat enjoys. Now, I know that some, if not most, of you might be thinking, […]

World Wide Web has been a life changer for billions

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The World Wide Web turned 25 years old last week. When I say this was a life-changing event for me, it’s a sentiment I know I share with six billion people, more or less, worldwide. Without the World Wide Web, the Internet was a secret shared by a few […]