We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

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Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you [...]

New Mexico’s frotier real American idea

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona was invited by a magazine, celebrating its 150th anniversary, to write an essay on “The Future of the American Idea.” She wasn’t the only one invited to write such an essay, but her essay was a bit unusual. It’s headed “The Arizona Idea” and [...]

Church readies for Thanksgiving

Special to the QCS Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together around the table for a traditional meal, but for some there is no family. For others, there may not be a chance to get together as a family this year for whatever reason. There are many elderly people who are unable to [...]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with [...]

A maven of motorcycle maddness

TV Hagenah What with the Mother Road Rally and all, I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a motorcycle of my very own. I was thinking about the whole idea of the wind whipping through my hair, the power of the mighty machine throbbing beneath me and … well, the good gas mileage. Surprisingly, [...]

Monsters might help Tucumcari

TV Hagenah I was talking to the director of the Chamber of Commerce the other day and she voiced her opinion that we had no big attraction to lure visitors to town. She pointed out that Colorado Springs has Pikes Peak, Flagstaff has the Grand Canyon, Inverness, Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster and the [...]