Creating needed holiday pressure

Lynn Moncus This surely is a most special season although some of us are a bit slow in going into action. As I receive each beautiful Christmas card and letter, I wonder when I am going to begin sending mine. As friends mention that their shopping finished, I wonder when I am going to begin. […]

Concert unique to area residents

Before trombones or saxophones, and way before acoustic guitars and electric keyboards, people relied on voices as their main musical instrument. Taking an estimated 175 audience members back to the 16th and 17th centuries, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque’s Saturday performance of “The Changing of the Guard” was a musical concert with more than one antique […]

Pharmacy hit by burglary attempt

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By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari pharmacy fell victim Monday night to what police are calling an attempted burglary. Bob McClelland Jr. was called to his fathers drug store, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy on Second Street, when a backup store alarm system was initiated at about 10:20 p.m. According to a police report, an operator with Central […]

Long time friends find Pow Wow perfect first stop on northern trip

By Ryan Lengerich In the early evening Thursday, two men and one woman sat surrounded by empty tables and chairs at the Pow-Wow Inn on W. Tucumcari Blvd. With cold beer in hand they relaxed from a 10-hour road trip that covered 494 miles. Don Garvin, wife Alice and friend Joel Mayer have spent several […]

Lessons and paper clips, what could be better?

Dave Gragg Sometime last year, I got a call from Sgt. Andy Baldridge at the New Mexico State Police. Seems he was trying to start up a Citizens Police Academy and he wanted to know if I would be interested in being in the first class. Obviously it wouldn’t be the full training police receive, […]

Comments from the Canyons

Lynn Moncus When two country cousins set out to explore areas of the county, citified folks might tend to question our sanity. Yes, last Sunday, Cousin Tink and I made a hasty decision to check out the plains in the southwestern section of the county and set off with some good sandwiches, plenty of water, […]

First Christian Church

Jim Witcher Choices It is said that the first step to wisdom is knowing how dumb you really are! I have personally found this to be 100-percent true. When I face a problem the first thing I should realize is just how much I don’t know about that particular problem. That way instead of just […]

If we don’t keep water flowing, people will be going … away

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Eastern New Mexico is running out of water. A series of stories in last week’s newspapers makes that clear to everyone. We must do two things: Find another source for water and reduce our water-usage rate. If we don’t, many eastern New Mexico communities could be ghost towns by 2040. […]

A new perspective on the canyons

Aggie Moncus Although I read last week that some people don’t like to read my column, I told the slave that I might continue to write for my fan club because they like dogs and understand our language. She wouldn’t listen at first until I explained that some people don’t like her column either and […]

What’s in a name?

Dave Gragg I received a plain manila envelope on Friday addressed to “Quay County Sun Paper,” no return address. “Oh, goody,” I giggled. “These can be interesting.” Sometimes a letter with no return address is just another press release from someone who forgot to say who it was from. Sometimes, though, it’s someone complaining about […]