Cowboy dislikes PETA

Baxter Black I was pondering on the seemingly frivolous tendency of humans to disregard some of the basic accomplishments that brought mankind to our esteemed place on the planet Earth in the 21st Century. For example, in order to move beyond the gathering roots and berries phase, they discovered the life-giving dense protein, meat. In […]

Beauty is only a drive away

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Although the countryside between here and Oklahoma City is beautiful and was really showing off with a profusion of wild flowers, this woman from lma could hardly wait to grab Aggie and take our Sunday trip into Quay Valley To see our grand mesas in all their glory let us […]

Presidential race adding to voter interest, registrations


Chelle Delaney Pat Hunter came running into the Quay County Clerk’s office on Friday afternoon. “Is this where I register to vote,” Hunter asked. A staff member in the Clerk’s Office quickly gave her a form and Hunter just as quickly began writing in the blocks. It was 4:59 p.m. Just one minute before the […]

Fire on Quay range


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Wednesday morning grassfire raged for about eight hours and wiped out approximately 1,500 acres of hay and grassland, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said no one was injured in the blaze, which happened 11 miles southeast of Tucumcari, but it had power enough to annihilate the landscape and […]

Man walks the nation, with cross, to carry his message


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Traveling man Chuck Johnson said it sometimes may feel as if he has the weight of the world on his shoulders – and with good reason. This chap has been walking back and forth across America for the last six years – carrying a giant homemade cross. “Every time I have […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

Area business owners look to Web


By Ryn Gargulinski When boot maker Tim Bishop first started his Tucumcari-area shop several years ago, he said he had no idea he could easily sell his custom boots to people in other countries. But he said a quick two-day e-commerce workshop helped open his eyes to the miles of possibility the Internet offers. The […]