Blizzard-like conditions expected for area

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Thomas Garcia An arctic cold front has moved into Quay County this morning, turning the much needed rain into snow, and is expected to produce blizzard-like conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The key ingredient to starting this winter storm system is the cold front, which forecasts show will pass directly through [...]

Republicans lack front-runner for presidency

An ancient Chinese curse says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in an interesting time. As Charles Dickens said in a Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” [...]

Rattlers, Coyotes host games

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes look forward to home field advantage as the Logan Longhorns travel across the state to Reserve. The 4-2 Rattlers are happy to be back in front of a hometown crowd after three games on the road, said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. The Rattlers will play [...]

Safety first as kids join the bicycle commute at a young age

FAMILY BIKE ROAD

Niesha Lofing Raleigh White, 2, is an entertaining front-seat driver. Snuggled in the Bobike safety seat atop the front of her mom’s bicycle, she points out other cyclists to Mina White as they pass by, providing a running commentary during the five-mile trek from their Tahoe Park, Calif., home to downtown Sacramento. From her vantage [...]

Artists create in different ways

Baxter Black I wonder if he starts at the head? I mean to sculpt a horse that will one day stand in front of the stockyard gate. Or does he picture in his mind the kind of horse it will be? Would he start at the hooves instead, one leg at a time, stroking, flexing, [...]

Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As [...]

Singing church hymn all about effort

By Karl Terry: Local columnist To the youngster two rows in front of me, it sounded beautiful. To his embarrassed father, it likely sounded like a mad tomcat trapped in a sack. On a recent Sunday morning in church the little guy — probably about 2 and likely not even talking real well — joined [...]

Teens spruce up recreation center

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Local youth are working to improve the image of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Six area teens on Friday planted flowers and plants in one of the two newly constructed planters in front of the center. “The guys built the planters,” said Scott Simpson, center director. “They have been giving [...]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from [...]

10-18-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police. Tuesdayl At 12:52 a.m., a female on south Fourth Street reported an unwanted subject knocking on her front door.l At 10:50 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a suspicious vehicle [...]