Brand new time to work together

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, it’s a brand-new year, but … the nation – and the world – are still left with the same problems that made the world less-than-happy last year …. and the year before that, ad infinitum. Now, all of us have our own particular concerns. And those like keeping [...]

United Way auction nets more than $6,000

By QCS Staff United Way’s auction raised $6,295, said treasuårer Pat Sparks. “That’s $824 more than last year’s,” she said. The group’s goal is raise $25,000. “We’re about 45 percent there,” said Sparks, adding that about $10,000 has been raised. “We’ll know better at the end of the year when we see how many payroll [...]

Rattlers lose nailbiter to Portales

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun BLACKWATER DRAW — The Tucumcari Rattlers’ record, if not impressive, is evidenced by a dedication to toughen up. The Rattlers (1-5) have been on the side of defeat often this season, but often to a team of a higher classification. Of Tucumcari’s five losses, one came against one 4A [...]

Horsemen give Rattlers a rough ride

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers were caught off pace by the speed the Horsemen. The Rattlers lost to St. Michael’s of Santa Fe Friday night 41-14 in the season opener for both teams. Despite two interceptions and fumble recoveries, Tucumcari’s 2A Rattlers could not keep up with the pace of the 3A [...]

Christmas spirit deserves revival

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor A blood-splattered, life-size Santa stands in a front yard wielding a knife. Wait, it gets better. He’s next to a tree full of decapitated Barbie dolls. Wait, it still gets better. Beside the tree is an evil elf clutching one of the decapitated doll heads that has fake blood [...]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 [...]

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 [...]

Red-hot Animas eliminates Logan

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By Eric Butler: QCS correspondent BERNALILLO — Logan coach Billy Burns couldn’t help but note the irony after his Longhorns were blitzed out of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament Wednesday by 3-point-happy Animas. “It’s funny, but I emphasize getting layups to our kids. ‘Get the layup, get the layup,’ I tell them,” Burns [...]

New commish to begin

TV Hagenah Two newly elected officials who had not served in the positions before they were elected were sworn into their positions Monday afternoon. One of the two, new Quay County Clerk Ellen White ran unopposed for her seat in November’s elections. New Quay County Commissioner Bill Curry ran against and upset incumbent Jeffrey Lewalling. [...]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel [...]