Lawmakers pleased with budget, less so with other issues

Robin Fornoff The good: Tax breaks for energy superstation Tres Amigas. The bad: No driver’s license or education reform. The ugly: “The leadership (state Legislature) knows how to use procedure to get what they want and once again thwarted the will of the majority of New Mexicans.” — Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Those are the […]

Crockett likes to catch the bad guys

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett has been serving the citizens of Tucumcari for eight months. She brings 11 and 1/2 years of experience working in New Mexico law enforcement agencies. The Quay County Sun talked to Crockett about her career in law enforcement and what she likes about being a detective.Question: Have you […]

Bad economy good for thrift business

Chelle Delaney On Friday, Charlie Thibodeaux traded a coffee pot for a dozen tortillas. Thibedeaux said barterning is not a routine part of his business at the Canal Trading Mall. In fact, he said, he likes to have cash-only transactions. But, “She only had $3 and she said her coffee pot had quit on her,” […]

Choices: How do you decide what’s next?

By  Leonard Lauriault In the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” there’s a scene, or rather a line I’ll not soon forget. An old knight who’d been guarding the holy grail for several centuries is in a room full of cups when Indiana Jones arrives followed by the bad guys. As they’re wondering which […]

Life is not all roses

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I came home a few nights ago from scrapbooking with friends and found our goats standing by the driveway. They acted rather surprised to see me […]

April 5, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

The Master’s Golf Tournament is the kickoff to the golf season. Sundaykicks off the year. There will be a Morning at the Masters Scramble and Luncheon. The event will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will be blind drawn for pairings before Sunday’s round with a special scramble format to follow. Entry fee is […]

Beware of the sheep who’s all wolf underneath

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor It started with a teddy bear and ended in a pair of handcuffs. The teddy bear was plush and fuzzy with a heart-shaped orange nose. The handcuffs were probably silver. Maybe I should start at the start. I met a guy who, at first glance, did not seem my […]

Smiles battle prominence of bad news

Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you remember the commentator who used to begin his radio broadcast with “There’s good news tonight.” He would probably be fired today because good news is rarely reported as most members of the media seem to have the notion that listeners want to hear and see bad news only, […]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to […]

County roads ‘a mess’

TV Hagenah According to the County Road Supervisor Harry Heckendorn, it is official, it roads in the county are a mess because of the large amount of moisture. “It sure is nice to have the wet,” said Heckendorn, “but I don’t remember the roads ever being this bad in quite some time.” In fact, Heckendorn […]