Sutherland tapped for Luna County manager

By QCS Staff Former Tucumcari city manager, John Sutherland, was selected over three other applicants to become the county manager of Luna County, according to a report by The Deming Headlight. The selection will become finalized on Monday if contract negotiations are successful, the report said. County Commission Chairman Javier Diaz said Sutherland’s salary will […]

Examining life segment by segment

By Lnn Moncus Because another English teacher and I have been doing a lot of visiting about our profession and our love thereof, I have spent an exorbitant amount of time recalling some of the wonderful experiences I had during those 34 years and have been a bit amazed to be viewing that time as […]

Are you made in the spittin’ image?

By Leonard Lauriault Often when a baby is born, people try to connect facial features with the parents or some other close relative. Sometimes that’s easy because the baby is the spittin’ image of her mother. Other times, it’s not so easy and you know there’s a stretch when someone says, “He’s got George’s nose. […]

Will our new code have enough green

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari has hired a consultant to help it revise the city’s ordinances regarding development. That’s a good idea –  because those ordinances can have a lot to do with what Tucumcari can become. The city has good spaces – good bones. It also appears that the […]

City to review applications for city manager

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners to review applicants Tucumcari City commissioners are to have met at 9 a.m. today in a closed executive session in the City Police Training Room, 214 E. Center Street. Commissioners were to review applications for the position of city manager. The current city manager, Richard Primrose, has resigned […]

The Air Up There

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The 14th annual Tucumcari Air Show will be featuring new acts as well as some high-flying favorites and some low-flying power machines, said show organizer Bob McClelland, Jr. One of the low-flying spectacles is an Chevy S-10 that doesn’t sound like your dad’s Chevy S-10. It’s a jet truck […]

We don’t have to wait for disasters to think of others

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Many of us have been in an emotional turmoil since Katrina ravaged the southern states and have done much serious thinking about the fragility of life and the rapidity with which material possessions can be destroyed. When such a disaster hits so close to home, we are particularly touched because […]

Best advice true, but sometimes hurts

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Sometimes the best advice one can get is the least appreciated. I’m reminded of this observation when I hear of the honest, some would say cruel, comments the English judge Simon makes to mediocre contestants on American Idol. But blunt doesn’t necessarily have to be cruel. […]

Books available at the Tucumcari Public Library

 Fiction Saturday by Ian McEwan.   Troubled by 9/11 and the impending war in Iraq, a London neurosurgeon comes face to face with senseless violence. Revenge Of the Sith by Matthew Stover.  A new “Star Wars” novel, featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Serpent On the Crown by Elizabeth Peters.  The archaeologist Amelia Peabody and […]

Recalling the feeling of a memorable week

Lynn Moncus The hours many of us spent in watching the funeral services for President Reagan were mentally and emotionally exhausting, and we can’t even begin to imagine how they affected Mrs. Reagan as we saw her become more frail and weary each day. We did realize, however, how fortunate we were to be able […]