Government of the money, by the money, for the money

Government of the money, by the money, for the money The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the anti-tax spiel is “make a list of things that taxes pay for.” Taxes make the American lifestyle possible. Taxes are a part of the responsibility of living in a civilized society.

Insecticide may make organic gardeners smile

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Are you still looking for an environmentally-friendly insecticide that won’t harm beneficial insects, but still sticks it to pesky pests? You may need to look no further. Spinosad (pronounced spin OH sid) is a relatively new insect killer that quickly and safely controls a variety of caterpillar, beetle and [...]

Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests [...]

School Menus: Feb. 2-6

The following are the lunch menus for Feb. 2-6 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday, except for Logan which will have a make-up day this Friday. Logan Monday Breakfast: Un-crustables, juice and milkLunch:

Roch overtakes Tucumcari native Craig Cosner

By Freedom New Mexico A Clovis native and former Texico school teacher, Republican Roch said he understands the issues that are important to Eastern New Mexico.He said he plans to make education his first priority with funding for rural schools. “The number of rural schools that we have, it’s just crucial that we get the [...]

City is getting ready to make its bid for ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 120 citizens turned out Monday evening to learn how they could help investors and the Quay County Gaming Authority make their case before the state’s Racing Commission. Coronado Partners is the ownership team that wants to develop Coronado Race Track and Casino in Tucumcari.Attendees signed up for banners [...]

Sirens would make residents feel more secure

By Lynn Moncus

May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the [...]

Resident pleads to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari resident appealed to the city commission Thursday night to make one more effort to save the remains of the Sands Dorsey building. “Have we exhausted all avenues?” asked Don Falls. “Have we done everything to preserve an important part of downtown?” To demolish the Sands Dorsey building, which was severely [...]

Anonymity among friends has its drawbacks

By Kevin Wilson The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who reads every column [...]