Comments from the Canyons: Grandmother knew best

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist On occasion, I have written about Grandmother Moncus and have mentioned how close we were from the time I can remember. She was the one who planted the seed for my becoming a teacher because she so loved teaching. Although I was not privileged to be in one of her […]

Comments from the Canyons: Fond memories of school, teachers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist A friend asked recently if I still miss teaching and the beginning of school. I had to admit that I do, and apparently always will, but that I am sort of glad I don’t have to prepare any lectures or grade any essays. Actually, I miss the students and the […]

Tucumcari man’s trial postponed

QC Sun staff A Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge, a state prosecutor told court officials on Monday. The defense attorney for Robert W. Wynashe asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing scheduled Monday be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the […]

City wrestles with budget deficit

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca asked city staff Monday to come with several options to lower a proposed 15 percent

Three local residents tapped to serve on Denish transition team

By QCS Staff Three Tucumcari residents have been asked to serve on Lt. Gov. Diane Denish’s transition team, said Chris Cervini, transition communications director. Selected to serve on Denish’s transition Energy Committee is former Tucumcari mayor, Mary Mayfield, and on the Government Efficiency and Finance Committee is Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland, Cervini said. […]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

Taggers are leaving their mark on property

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

Taggers are leavin their marks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

Lumpkin selected for District 4 commissioner

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In less than five minutes Robert Lumpkin was chosen to represent District 4, fulfilling the vacancy of Mayor Mary Mayfield who resigned last month. “Several people asked me to submit a letter,” Lumpkin said. “And I think if you are asked, you are compelled to serve. “I don’t have […]

God will provide – even at a children’s camp

By Debra Whittington: Quay County Sun columnist But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19   I am not as young as I used to be. This was an earth shattering realization I made after almost a week at Kid’s Camp last month. I […]