Catching up can be great fun

Lynn Moncus On Easter Sunday, Aggie and I headed for “the canyons of home” to find some necessary solitude and time to clear a few cobwebs from the mind. We hadn’t been there for a couple of years and just needed to look into those canyons to appreciate the beauty and to realize once again […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Stay positive with your resolutions

By Lynn Moncus As we begin another year and another decade, we can but wonder what the future holds. We can always hope for the best and learn to take whatever comes along. We can even make plans if we so desire, or we can meet each day as it comes. We can look forward […]

Budding community garden plans growing

By QCS Staff Quay County SunThe ground under Ed Perea’s feet at Turner and Seventh streets doesn’t look like much. But with a sweep of his hand, Perera points out the long horizontal space on the 100 x 50 foot lot where he envisions lush tomatoes and other vegetables ripening in the sun. “It’ll be […]

Researchers at Tucumcari science center look at irrigation termination for alfalfa

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By Audry Olmsted, Special to QCS In a time when sustainability is on the minds of many, farmers are wondering if they will have enough water to properly care for their crops. With that in mind, researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari are working on an alfalfa project to see […]

Time to recognize, enjoy today’s characters

By Lynn Moncus Frequently we discuss colorful characters of the past and tend to think we have few such characters remaining in our county today. Well, we just need to look around, and we are apt to see a number who are just as much fun and just as colorful as those of long ago.For […]

In your uphill struggles look to the horizon

By Leonard Lauriault Horizons

Our thinnest memories of youth arise from snapshots

By Lynn Moncus Recently, one of my former students and close friends, Lucy Nials, handed me copies of some snapshots she had taken of Mother and me in 1957. What a shock! What happened to that young person in those pictures? Few people would recognize her now, and she hardly recognizes herself after all these […]

Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

Ministry of H.O.P.E. takes a new look at its mission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Ministry of H.O.P.E. is taking time off to reevaluate its mission and minstry, said David P. McAfee, president of H.O.P.E.’s executive board. “We’re recognizing that we’re not as efficiently organized as we’d like to be,” McAfee said. The ministry which provides emergency funds, food and clothing to those […]