Two-year-old boy brought much joy to family

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Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. […]

10-31-2007: Community Notes

Making a difference Forty people attended the “Make a Difference Day” at the Tucumcari Municipal Library on Saturday. The celebration was hosted by the Tucumcari Altrusa’s Literacy Committee, which donated $250 to the library. The donation was used to purchase Spanish reference books, including encyclopedias and a medical dictionary. Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca spoke at […]

Altrusa nets $11,000 from party

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari Altrusa International netted more than $11,000 during its annual “cash party” fund-raiser, which wrapped up Saturday night at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Quay County Sun Managing Editor Chelle Delaney picked up the top prize in the raffle — $15,000 in cash. “I was very excited and shocked,” Delaney […]

‘No Action’ not an option for Sands-Dorsey

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A report from a construction engineer indicates that the century-old Sands-Dorsey building is “a very real safety hazard in its current condition.” However, the report recommends that “the main facade and structural perimeter walls be stabilized and preserved.” Sections of the report, prepared by Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer […]

Where are the books going, gone?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Book Review sections and book reviews themselves are fading at such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and San Diego Union-Tribune. The Wall Street Journal published a story about the trend, attributing it to the lack of book advertising. There have […]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with […]

Connections make all the difference

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher May I introduce myself? I’m Chelle Delaney (Chelle is short for Rachelle), fresh from Jacksonville, Fla., where I was born and worked on the local newspapers. Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a […]