Brand new time to work together

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, it’s a brand-new year, but … the nation – and the world – are still left with the same problems that made the world less-than-happy last year …. and the year before that, ad infinitum. Now, all of us have our own particular concerns. And those like keeping […]

Canines rule: Pause and be grateful

By Aggie Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Although I wanted to write this column before Thanksgiving, the slave wouldn’t let me use the computer because she said she didn’t want me to lose the story she was working on. Well, I just waited until she had lost it herself and then told her to move […]

Money can’t buy sunrises, sunsets

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist If you receive as much junk mail as I, you probably wonder along with me just how many people bother to open it and how many fall into the traps when they read that they could win big money if they will only send a few dollars to […]

Club undecided about show’s fate

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Rotary Club of Tucumcari were in shock following the crash. It was the group’s 14th event and it put a number of hours in preparation. An emergency plan had been worked out days before and security measures had also been developed in the event of an […]

Baby can you drive my cars

Special to the QCS In several weeks vintage auto enthusiasts may want to take a look in the parking lot at the Blue Swallow motel. Five Austins 7s from England are scheduled to make a stop on Sept. 10 as they make the journey on the Route 66. This tour is being undertaken by a […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Tucumcari’s schools don’t make AYP grade

By Chelle Delaney The failure of Tucumcari’s Middle School to make a passing grade on its Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, report from the New Mexico Public Education Department has led to a no-pass grade for the Tucumcari schools district. This is the third year in a row that the district has failed to make […]

Hitting the AYP mark will get harder each year

By QCS Staff Hitting the AYP mark will get harder each year By QCS Staff Out of the 800 public schools in the state, 46 percent made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and 54 percent did not make AYP in 2006, according to an announcement on Tuesday by New Mexico Public Education Secretary Veronica García. Last […]

These smart toppers merit a place in the Smithsonian

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw, had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

Fed up with the heat? Go metric

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees and the High Plains have already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]