Ventilation for frustration

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet […]

Road repairs top roundtable discussion

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari community, business and education leaders got their voices heard and their ideas carried off to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., when the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico headed a recent roundtable luncheon at the Holiday Inn. With two elected officials and nearly 30 Tucumcari advocates on […]

Second-hand store survives on Route 66

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By William Thompson It’s called Uncle Sam’s Wild West Trading Post, and it owes it’s “wildness” to owner Steven Benavidez. Benavidez has operated the second-hand store seven days a week at the corner of South Seventh Street and West Route 66 Boulevard for the past four months. He said he’s trying to create more than […]

Hands-on learning

Baxter Black There are some things you can only learn by hand. Imagine reading a book with instructions on how to milk a cow: 1) Secure the beast 2) Grasp the teat 3) Squeeze and pull The same instructions (with slight alterations) could apply to picking an orange, lancing a boil, cracking a safe or […]

Family honors man with hand-dug grave

Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy and old cowboys buried each other,” said son Dale Fought of Buckeye, Ariz. His […]