Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was [...]

Hedgehog piglet rescue ends tragically

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, Pet Rocks, Longhorn cattle, Ostrich and Hum Vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring [...]

God decides how we receive salvation

Replacing my cell phone recently was a traumatic experience because I was still using the penny phone that came with the original contract. It was a simple phone with no bells or whistles. While I was storing a friend’s number, which unlike some other procedures, wasn’t so hard for me to figure out, I was [...]

Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans [...]

No Memorial Day weekend DWIs for Quay County

QCSun staff Memorial Day Weekend came and went in Quay County without any DWIs or traffic fatalities, though one serious car crash was reported, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. “(The crash) occurred Sunday morning at the intersection of 469 and U.S. 54. It was a two-vehicle crash and there were multiple [...]

Rattlers hold down hardwood at Snake Pit

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Thomas Garcia The Rattlers came away with a pair of big wins against East Mountain Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. It was an offensive showcase for the Rattlers as their perimeter shooters lit up the scoreboard with nine 3-pointers in their 70-44 win over the Timberwolves. “We needed this win,” said Rattlers head coach [...]

Band practice proves entertaining

Russell Anglin As a reporter, it is sometimes necessary to step out from behind my voice recorder and camera and actually participate in the situation I came to cover. Other times, it is vital that I do no such thing. When I came to watch some local bluegrass musicians rehearse on Saturday, the latter was [...]

Local business’ complaints due to dispute with Albuquerque company

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari playground equipment builder who came under fire over consumer complaints said much of the problem stems from a dispute with an Albuquerque company with a similar product. Dome Climber owner Rodney Ward said Tuesday he was never an employee of Zia Toys as claimed by Zia Toys Inc. President Wendell [...]

12-23 Letter to the Editor

Perfect gift came a long time ago As we prepare to celebrate various holidays this week, some of us may still be looking for the perfect gift. It gives me some pause to consider that the truly perfect gift came long ago, in the form of an unparalleled sacrifice. “For God so loved the world [...]

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 [...]