Stargazing best from the enchanted land

By Ryn Gargulinski Just as my friend in New Mexico friend would tell me to look at the moon from my California yard some 2,000 miles away because we’d be seeing the very same moon, I have to remind myself it’s also the same sky. But it’s really not. First off, the sky in New […]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with […]

It’s bikini season — or ice cream time

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist April usually means flowers and showers — except, of course, in New Mexico — but the month also has another important classification attached to it. It’s time to prepare for bikini season. True, the High Plains don’t really have a lot of surf where one can loll around in the […]

Chicago’s got noting on these windy cities

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused […]

Aging not a popular thought

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Aging seems to have taken its place along side the seven deadly sins these days. We are battered by all sorts of information about products that will prevent it and are learning that the young fear even the thought of growing old. Of course, to them old may be 25, […]

Adversity peaks in the water trough

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of course. […]

Ultimate valentine comes from God

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved […]

Year in review: July 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson […]

Local man lassos in annual cowboy award

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff Richard Clyde Shepherd Jr., may not have walked those proverbial 10 miles to school uphill and barefoot — but he said he did ride a horse to his Buffalo Flats, Texas, classroom. He also said the roof was so leaky in the small, two-room Texas house in which he grew […]