Federal agencies need to work closely together

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

Curator says Triceratops here to stay

Russell Anglin After John B. Scanella and John R. Horner of Montana State University published a report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in July stating Triceratops and fellow horned dinosaur Torosaurus were in fact the same animal, news outlets including The National Post and CBS News reported that Triceratops may never have existed, saying […]

Area schools supplies list — Aug. 11

House Schools Pre-K/Kindergarten – Mrs. Fury Please label all supplies before sending them to school 6 pencils (#2 yellow) 2 large boxes of Kleenex Fiskars scissors for kids 2 spiral notebooks (70 sheets, no perforated edges) (Pre-K only I spiral notebook) Backpack (large enough to hold plastic folder) 1 pillow (child size) 1 blanket (child […]

Quay County Sun becoming weekly

To our readers, This year and last have been the most challenging facing media companies, large and small, around the country.

Large prop plane circling over Tucumcari worries residents

By QCS Staff A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night left residents wondering what was happening in the airways above. “It was out of the ordinary,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. There were at least seven callers to city dispatch office, Cherry said. “I thought it was […]

Officials brace for fire season

Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive down the road and you can […]

College sustains damage from roof fire, rainfall

Thomas Garcia A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on Building A on the west side of the college, college officials said on Tuesday. The portions of the college that were affected by the fire include several offices and classrooms, said John Yearout, Mesalands director of public […]

Randals tapped by RANM

Randals named special directorA new slate of officers from the Realtors Association of New Mexico began their terms of office last week, including Richard Randals of Tucumcari, according to an association press release.Each of the 20 member boards in the state elects representatives to serve as RANM directors. A director is also elected to represent […]

From beans to squash: Tips to harvesting fall produce

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension After gardeners have worked hard and long to grow fresh produce, many are often robbed of their potential goodness because of improper, ill-timed harvesting. To avoid the occurrence of that unfortunate situation again, I have listed a number of the most popular garden vegetables and the harvest procedure for […]

Taking one TAL task

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor The Science Club and students at Tucumcari High School are giving the city a recycling boost. The large green recycling bins appearing around the city recently are in great part due of the Science Club, student council president Michael Martinez reported to the Tucumcari School Board Monday night. The […]