A modest salute to Baxter Black

TV Hagenah When I was first hired at this paper, my publisher said, “There are only two things you don’t change with this paper, the first is the mast, because the owners want it that way and I’ll fire you if you touch it, and the other is that Baxter Black runs every week. The […]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either […]

A reader meets another reader

TV Hagenah It was a number of years ago. I was living in Trinidad, Colo. and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races there at the track which was so much a part of the area about three decades ago. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy […]

House girls take Logan

HOUSE – As good as the Logan girls were behind Nicole Rogers, they simply were not good enough to take out the House Lady Cowboys on Thursday night as they lost 59-38. Simply put the House girls were dominating in their command of the court and their fierce shooting from inside. Most spectacular for the […]

Logan crushes Mosquero

TV Hagenah LOGAN – After the Mosquero boys tied the score at 2 apiece, they had little sight of the Longhorns scorewise again for the rest of the game losing to the Logan team 76-28. The Logan boys truly dominated their Harding County opponents in each of the four quarters of Thursday night’s game. The […]

Rattlers return to court

By TV Hagenah Both the boys and girls are playing basketball as the season begins in earnest following the Christmas holidays. The boys’ team which is now ranked third in the AA rankings in New Mexico, will head to the first ever Lion Classic Basketball Tournament in Santa Rosa. There the Rattlers will take on […]

Semester kicks off on good note

By TV Hagenah The second semester of school has begun for Tucumcari Schools and according to those in charge, everything seems to be rolling along well. “So far, so good,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar. “Everything seems to going along very well, which is a little scary because there usually a few glitches […]

Looking back, then forward to 2004

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Just as we almost become accustomed to one year, we rush right into the next. As a result, each year seems to blend into the next and leaves us wondering what happened when. If we listen to the news or read it, we might get the idea that each […]

Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and […]

Blood brings Tucumcari out

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By TV Hagenah For many, losing blood usually brings to mind thoughts of Dracula and his minions. But for some people in Tucumcari on Saturday at the blood drive being sponsored by the Tucumcari city government, the possibility of losing some of their life-supporting fluid was a pretty good feeling. “It’s important to give blood,” […]