Petitions out statewide against Senate Bill 28

By Jack King Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley is backing a petition drive against a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A bill prohibiting the discrimination, Senate Bill 28, was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Richardson this year. A statewide petition drive to keep […]

College squad repaints arena

John Yearout Before heading home for summer break, Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team members gave the Quay County Fairground rodeo facility a new coat of paint and a clean up. Visitors will see bright yellow and blue fences and gates at the arena as a result of the students’ efforts. “We are pleased that we […]

A place to come home to

Freedom Newspapers To the ancients, four elements — earth, water, air and fire — were the building blocks of all things. While we now have a better understanding of the atomic and subatomic makeup of matter, these four elements remain the building blocks to the future of Quay County. Earth is the foundation. Agriculture is […]

Scam targeting elderly

SUN STAFF The Quay County Sheriff’s Office reports a phone scam targeting the elderly is working its way around Quay County. Deputy Frank Conley said a Logan woman reported the call to him. While it is the only report he has received, he doubted it is the only time the scam will be tried. The […]

County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; […]

More local news would be welcome

Lynn Moncus Recently, our young editor seemed a bit chagrined because a reader mentioned the lack of local news in our paper. Editor Gragg then listed the local items that appeared in a recent edition and reminded readers that they could bring in or call in items of interest. Yes, many of us would like […]

McFarland’s column got facts wrong

Denese Runyan In (Kelly McFarland’s) article he stated that he was distressed to read the account of the House School Board actions reported in the Quay County Sun on Wednesday, April 23. Well I was equally distressed to read his “Guest Column” in which there were several trumped up reports in this article. First of […]

County denies fair board’s key request

By Dave Gragg Recent changes in the Quay County Fairgrounds have not set well with the Quay County Fair Board. Representatives of the board, including President Tommy Thompson and Vice President Eric Rusk, asked the Quay County Commission to provide the board with a key to the fairgrounds. County officials recently changed the locks on […]

Top names in water

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By Haley Rice Editor’s note: The following are profiles of movers and shakers in the world of water — from the man who dug the first wells on the Llano Estacado to the high-profile voices in the ongoing debate about the future of our water supply. Although each presents a different solution to the problems […]

State oversees water issues

By Claire Bushey In New Mexico, water is such a precious resource it naturally follows that many people and organizations devote their efforts to researching and managing it. The two major state organizations that control water-related matters are the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the Interstate Stream Commission. Separate government agencies, they […]