Caprock’s great for cool lofty thoughts

by Lyn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Trying to think positive thoughts during this extremely hot weather is no easy task, especially when sweat is flowing into my eyes so I can’t see where I’m headed. Just trying to remember why summer used to be my favorite season of the year has stretched my imagination […]

Ride through the country educational

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie has decided she may not take any more Sunday drives unless I assure her I know where we are going. She tends to get a little excited when I tell her we are hopelessly lost and may not be able to to find our way home before dark. She […]

Aggie speaks again

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist I, Aggie, have locked all the doors so the slave won’t know I am writing and hope she doesn’t find the keys until we have finished our visit. She has been more selfish than ever by refusing to let me sit at the computer, but she has mentioned that a […]

New times don’t call for new greetings

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, a group of us began to reminisce about other times in our area and where pleased to have so many positive memories about those gracious days. Maybe we were just less hurried and harried then and had the time to use even the simplest social amenities. One of us […]

New year not new year without black-eyed peas

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As always, each holiday brings fond memories of the past and gives opportunities to recall history. Although our family didn’t get as carried away over New Year’s celebrations as we did over Christmas, we recognized that special time as we put up new calendars and ate our black-eyed peas. Many […]

Photo competition one sign of season

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Some people look for signs in nature in order to know when autumn is approaching, but others know the season is almost here when Harold and Kathy Nichless return to Iowa after spending the summer here. Of course, a few of us have pointed out that most creatures head south […]

July 9 Fishing Report

Here is the latest fishing report from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Santa Rosa Lake: The water continues to clear. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, lizards and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp on trotlines for catfish. There were no reports on other species. Sumner Lake: Fishing […]

July 2 fishing report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report Conchas Lake Anglers using light spinning tackle and fly rods had great fun with bluegill and smallmouth bass this past week. They were using worms, poppers, small tubes and some wet flies. Fishing was fair trolling wally divers and other crank baits for walleye. Others did […]

Learning to do nothing during summer break takes effort

Helena Rodriguez I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to shake out of […]

Sunday drive leads to canyon adventure

Lynn Moncus Thanks to Mrs. Dorothy Randals of Montoya, who mentioned happenings in the Bull Canyon, Aggie and this woman from Ima had another great adventure last Sunday when we headed in that direction. Actually, getting into the floor of that canyon took only a little over 70 years! Although our canyons were but a […]