Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Ten things to know before you become Mom

Marla Jo Fisher Life would have been easier if I had known these things before I had children: 1. It’s pointless to buy nice furniture It’s so much easier to just get cheap stuff than to spend your life hollering and frantically running around trying to clean up messes. My children are active _ OK […]

Cleanliness requires effort

Russell Anglin While making a stop on my reporting rounds Monday afternoon, I paused for a second before getting into my car to absorb my surroundings. My location provided me a particularly good vantage point from which I could take in the scenic landforms surrounding our fine city. My mind cleared as I shifted contemplation […]

Start the new year off with a clean slate

By Leonard Lauriault Forgetting what is behind Each year, the month of December, and even more so for the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, television shows as well as newspaper and magazine articles abound about the 10 (or sometimes even 100) most significant events of the year, by category – politics, sports, weather […]

City adopts Adopt-A-Highway

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By QCS Staff Following an appeal by a service organization, the Tucumcari City Commission approved the adoption of the Adopt-A-Highway program.The Rotary Club of Tucumcari wanted to assist in city clean up efforts and found the Adopt-A-Highway was already supported by the state’s Department of Transportation, said Diane Morency, a member of the Rotary. “It’s […]

Neglected properties in city get clean up

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Moms may have said it best: “Clean up, company’s coming.” In some ways, that’s how city manager John Sutherland said he is looking at business properties and their curb appeal in Tucumcari. A visible example on Monday and Tuesday was the boarding up of windows at a former fast […]

GE, Mesalands ink deal for wind turbine

Special to the Quay County Sun SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson approved $2 million in appropriations to help finance a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine to be installed at Mesalands Community College for the North American Wind Research and Training Center, according to a press release. The turbine is expected to provide clean electricity generation […]

Granted, it’s a beautiful day for $12K award

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari received a $12,600 grant to aid in the beautification of Tucumcari. The grant is made possible by the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful program started by the New Mexico Tourism Department. “It is a yearly competitive grant based on population,” said Community Development project coordinator, […]

Logan’s clean up costs could reach $150K

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The village of Logan is seeking federal funding to help in the cleanup of the damage from the tornado that hit Logan March 23. Representatives from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s office visited the town of Logan on Thursday afternoon to talk with Larry Wallin, Logan’s village manager. “The two […]

Shock settles in as family works to recover from tornado

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By Thomas Garcia With the shock finally settling in Angie Chavez and her family of Logan are still cleaning up the mess left by Friday’s tornado. “I have been crying over a lot of things today,” said Chavez. “I knew what had happened, but the reality of it did not hit me until today. It […]

Trash taken away by teens

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The teenage boy picked up the trash he found and just laughed. The metal was once part of an exhaust system, but now it was without a vehicle and rusted. While it wasn’t heavy, the metal piece’s size was beyond the capabilities of his small black trash bag. “Won’t […]