Arch Hurley auctions off water rights

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By Chelle Delaney In a friendly bidding fray that saw bids topped by as little as $1 and as much as $100, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District sold off about 40 acres in water rights Tuesday. The action was approved by the district’s board after owners defaulted on their payments. Nine lots of about 5 […]

Quay County Artisans: Michael Crane

By QCS Staff Since moving to Tucumcari, New Mexico, three years ago, Michael Crane said many people have asked him: “‘Why here?’ as if no one would move to this little corner of the world on purpose.” Well, Crane did move here “on purpose” he said. “I usually refer them to the unique opportunity offered […]

Ills of winter are cabin fever, yearning for spring

By Aggie Moncus Because the slave is pretending to be ailing, I decided to do the writing in order to prevent your having to hear all the whining I have had to listen to. She really likes to put on a show, but if we just ignore her, she’ll take a nap and stay out […]

Cyberspace won’t overtake snail mail’s traditional nook

By Lynn Moncus As most of you have gathered through the years, this woman from Ima is more than a little slow in keeping up with technology or almost any changes that might cause me to remove self from those comfortable ruts I’ve worked so hard to build. Just playing with computers and various gadgets […]

Making the best of snow days

By Lynn Moncus When I asked the slave if I could write our essay this week, she said I could if I’d wash the mud off my paws. Now my water dish looks rather murky, but my paws are very clean and won’t cause her to yell at me for a few minutes. Although she […]

Secular Santa part of Christmas spirit

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Merry Christmas! At Thanksgiving, we give thanks. At Christmas, we give gifts – and get thanks. Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday. Christmas is a religious holiday. But it’s also a very secular holiday filled with non-religious traditions. Christmas, for some, wouldn’t be Christmas without this gift that Clement […]

10-14-2006:Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Looks like winter is close and a reminder to all: If we happen to have frost in the morning, the course will be closed until the frost has burnt off. Plan a winter escape Some folks have expressed interest in going to Arizona to play a little golf during the cold months. […]

Sunny path, straight paths please Aggie

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Since our last visit, the slave has taken me on several scary rides in the country and has caused me to consider taking driveing lessons in order to be able to go where I want to go and when I want to take a trip. I could then […]

Plan for plump pumkin patch

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Eight-year-old Noah Marquez of Tucumcari may have some tips for backyard gardeners when it comes to growing pumpkins. “I had four seeds,” he said. “I pushed the dirt back a little bit, and put the seeds in, then I covered it up.” Sometime later, “I almost pulled them up, […]

Caprock’s great for cool lofty thoughts

by Lyn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Trying to think positive thoughts during this extremely hot weather is no easy task, especially when sweat is flowing into my eyes so I can’t see where I’m headed. Just trying to remember why summer used to be my favorite season of the year has stretched my imagination […]