Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly […]

Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Child Sense: Sun protection

Priscilla J. Dunstan Keeping our children free from sunburn can be a quite a task, but there are ways to make the process a little easier. If swimming or at the beach, use sun-protective t-shirts, shorts and rash guards. During the day, clothing should at least cover the shoulders – an area that can get […]

Obama, younger Bush show similarities

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. […]

Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

Area meteorologists expect milder conditions this winter

QCSun Staff The upcoming winter weather in Quay County should be warmer, milder and drier than last winter’s, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Kerry Jones, meteorologist with the NWS Albuquerque area office, said this winter marks a transition from El Nino to La Nina weather patterns in the United States. “(La Nina) is when […]

Enjoying good laughs despite slowdowns

By Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, this woman from Ima has a strange sense of humor and is apt to laugh at the most inopportune times. A couple of weeks ago, for instance, members of the Tucumcari Historical Museum Board gathered to try to clean a space in the basement that had become a […]

Hard to stay current with gadgets

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with almost anything in this computer age is impossible for some of us who should have been born at least a couple of centuries ago. No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to understand how to use the various gadgets. In fact, many of us cannot […]

Dumb horse at least made profit

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]

Dome-maker garners complaints

Thomas Garcia At least 85 complaints have been filed with Better Business Bureau offices in two states against a Tucumcari playground equipment manufacturer. The complaints are filed with the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado against Dome Climber, owned and operated by Rodney Ward of Tucumcari.