Agency rules sexual harassment case has merit

Russell Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a school employee has sufficient evidence to pursue a complaint against Tucumcari Public Schools.

Grandparents provide fresh perspective

Russell Anglin If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Almost every person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an […]

Obama showing he’s human like the rest of us

Freedom New Mexico Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity […]

Allowing payment for organs more humane option

Freedom New Mexico A Brooklyn man was recently arrested for running a ring that traffics in human body parts, mainly kidneys. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum is accused of bringing people from Israel to the U.S., where one of their kidneys was harvested, and they were paid $10,000. Rosenbaum then allegedly sold those kidneys to desperate patients […]

Press Release: State confirms third human plague case from Santa Fe County

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed today a third case of bubonic plague in Santa Fe County so far this year. A 56-year-old man was hospitalized and is back home recovering. The Department of Health is conducting an environmental investigation at the man’s residence to determine if there is any ongoing […]

Despite dogged determination, still human

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to […]

12/17 Editorial

The witnesses to the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams were appropriately somber. Ending the life of a human being is not something to be undertaken lightly. The way the state handles such deaths reflects a certain consciousness of how somber the responsibility is. In earlier times, the executioner was hooded, thus retaining some degree of […]

11/26 Editorial

This week marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Quay County Sun and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

Tattoo is an art that leaves permanent thrill

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor If you noted the local supermarket is running low on melons, you’ll have to blame me. No, I’m not on the New Mexico Honeydew diet. Nor did I discover a new-fangled melon cookbook at the latest garage sale. I am learning to tattoo. Rather than practice on bananas, grapefruit […]

Books available at the Tucumcari Public Library

 Fiction Saturday by Ian McEwan.   Troubled by 9/11 and the impending war in Iraq, a London neurosurgeon comes face to face with senseless violence. Revenge Of the Sith by Matthew Stover.  A new “Star Wars” novel, featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Serpent On the Crown by Elizabeth Peters.  The archaeologist Amelia Peabody and […]