Conchas rollover claims life, local rollover injures travelers

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun One person was killed and two injured in a rollover on State Highway 104, said San Miguel County under sheriff Joe Robert Urban. At 5 p.m., Sunday, 20-year-old Adam J. Ortiz of Ribera over corrected for an unknown reason while driving a 1996 GMC SUV and rolled the vehicle […]

Is mercury light or silver?

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Let there be (white) light. Wal-Mart made headlines with its sale of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have backed up Wal-Mart. At the Web site – www.energystar.gov/ – you’ll find that those two government agencies, the EPA and DOE, […]

Stumbling in the dark

By Leonard Lauriault Well, it’s been a couple of days since we confused our internal clocks again by going to Daylight Savings Time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, the past few days haven’t been so pleasant because I’ve revisited some previous experiences related to waking up an hour earlier in a […]

They say new cameras won’t track speed

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By QCS Staff When you gaze up at cameras on the new light poles at the intersection of Tucumcari Boulevard and First Street, you may think that Albuquerque’s red light/speed cameras have come to Tucumcari. Not so, says the camera installer for Bixby Electric Inc. of Albuquerque. The cameras are for “sensors to tell how […]

Christmas light parade headliners

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Santa led the charge of the light parade up the hill on Eleventh Street as dozens sat warmly  in their cars to watch the lights go by. The annual Christmas Parade of Lights event – which this year boasted 17 floats and a train of 20 jeeps trying to make […]

These rainbows double your pleasure

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was in Ireland, quite a few years ago, when, on my grandfather’s farm in County Tipperary, I saw a rainbow. It was an emotional moment. A good omen. Why, after all, as Irish legend has it, seeing a rainbow is good fortune, because you might find the pot […]

Quay County skies light up for the Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Phillip Griggs can light up your night — especially on the Fourth of July. Griggs is chairman of the fireworks committee at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. “I’ve been involved in this for years. This will be my 15th year,” he said. He’s been chairman of the fireworks committee for […]