Pistol Pete should keep his arms

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist New Mexico State, one of my alma maters, called the Aggies, uses the symbol of Pistol Pete as a mascot. He’s also the same character used by Oklahoma State and University of Wyoming. As the mincing tip-toe of political correctness creeps across college campuses it leaves in its Gerber baby […]

City says ‘clean up or pay up’ on neglected property

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents who let their homes or property go to pot should take heed, officials said. The city says clean up or pay up — with fines up to $502. The maneuver is not all about aesthetics, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., although […]

Tucumcari residents hope to clean up city

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari citizens met Wednesday night to begin working on a plan to help clean up Tucumcari. About eight people showed up for a Keep Tucumcari Beautiful meeting. Through their programs they hope to preserve Tucumcari’s natural beauty, to enhance the quality of life, and to make the city more appealing to […]

Performace group brings clean fun to Quay monthly

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Rebecca Cawthon first danced with her husband of three and a half years, Alvin, at a bluegrass music performance. Every fourth Saturday in Quay County Fair barn a club — formed to preserve old time, bluegrass and gospel music — holds a performance. “It’s a real social event and […]

RVers give to state cops

TucumSams, a local group of recreational vehicle enthusiasts, recently donated a large number of blankets to the New Mexico State Police and state police. Lt. Nathan Wallace of the said the blankets will come in handy and put to good use. “Our officers will keep the blankets in their trunks and if we have a […]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]

Turkey day safety tips

By Angela Peacock By planning ahead, applying common sense and adhering to a few simple travelers tips, everyone can help to create safer driving conditions on all New Mexico roadways this Thanksgiving, according to state highway officials. “We want everyone traveling New Mexico’s highways to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday,” said New Mexico […]

Marine thanks area for support

I would like to let it be known across the country that I appreciated everyone’s thoughts and prayers concerning my well-being during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. The Marine Corps had a very significant impact in this conflict and I truly believe that the consistent caring of others was a crucial part in winning this war. The […]