Rooting for underdogs favorite pastime

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

Big government out only for itself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The theory of the big (but good) lie goes back to a certain reading of Plato’s most famous dialogue, the Republic. There are more or less crude versions of it but the gist of the theory is that for reasons of state — to secure the chance of the ruler […]

Locals express concern over dealership closure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Reaction to the closing of Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari is one of shock and concern. “We are not happy about the closure of the dealership,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said the closing was unexpected and it will affect the city and surrounding areas. “When […]

Hamilton Big Country closes Tucumcari dealership

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By Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari closed its doors Friday morning after 12 years of servicing Quay County, according to the manager. “The word came in at 9 a.m. that we were closing,” said Larry Birch, a manager and salesperson alone at the office Friday night waiting for drivers […]

Here’s to living life in the dental fast lane

I lost a tooth the other day. It was the molar on the northwest side next to my only wisdom tooth that ever came in. Which explains why sometimes I go over the edge of common sense. I mean, how many wise men would pass a policeman on a double yellow line, pass up an […]

New babies

May baby…Malaki Devian Alderete, was born May 21 to Davida Salas and Marguis Alderete of Tucumcari. He has a big brother, Marquis Jr. and a big sister, Alissa. His grandparents are Cora Lucero, Geno Ulibarri and Mark and Gina Alderete, all of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are Beatrice and the late Joe “Mere” Lucero and the […]

Big wheels keep on turning for thrill seekers at rally

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Robert Ciolli

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

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One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people passing by […]

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]

Direct mail is way too personal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was a few years ago that I got this letter from my drug store The letter was a reminder that I had not yet ordered a prescription drug that I took then. I remember thinking at the time that it was a helpful reminder. Sometimes people do forget […]