Financial situation caused by lack of oversight

The editorial “Government hinders financial progress” (needs a state it ran) makes several statements that can not be supported by facts. Our current financial situation is directly attributable to a lack of governmental oversight of financial activity. The statement is made that America is the most upward mobile nation in history. The Organization for Economic […]

Letter to the editor: Limiting government caused state of economy

The Sept. 14 editorial “Government can’t create jobs by spending” is a continuation of “government is bad” ideology. The article blames Keynesian economics for the situation we are in. That is contradictory to what mainstream economists, financial experts and investigative journalists have concurred. The evidence overwhelmingly points to no controls over new financial products, weakening […]

Fire claims home, officials unsure of cause

Russell Anglin Area firefighters are not sure what caused a June 7 fire that claimed a Quay County man’s home. “The guy lost everything. The arsen investigator came out, spent about three hours, and ruled it as undetermined cause,” Rural District 3 Fire Chief Del Choate said. Choate said the district 3 fire department was […]

Utility spokesman: Birds caused outage

Blame it on the birds. That’s what Xcel Energy officials say is responsible for the four-hour power outage in Quay County on July 14. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said birds nesting on transmission structures caused a fault in a line feeding Tucumcari. Reeves said birds often pick up wire they find on roadsides and incorporate […]

Keep tabs on flare-ups caused by hot, dry, windy conditions

By Tom Dominguez Dry SpotsDry spots in the lawn can be caused by insufficient water, disease,

Weather cancellations

This weekend’s weather has caused cancellations. • The “Tucumcari’s Got Talent” show, to be presented by the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled. • The Tucumcari High School wresting team’s meet this weekend at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso also […]

Cold keeps clutch on county

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Arctic cold front that moved into the Quay County area on Friday drove temperatures down to 2 degrees, frosted the landscape and iced over roads. It also caused power outages and dozens of accidents but no fatalities were reported. Power outages in Union County caused power failures at […]