Letter to the editor: Most Pipeline jobs only temporary

The Jan. 25 editorial about the Trans-Canada pipeline headlined “Pipeline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs” uses the conservative mantra — facts be damned to defend the status quo. The editorial states with today’s technology leaks are unlikely; that should make the Gulf Coast residents feel better. Professor John Stansbury, University of Nebraska, said that […]

Longtime resident contributed much to community

We have one great friend who is very proud to have been born in 1912 shortly after New Mexico became a state. Mrs. Sue Wallace Tucek was born just across the state line in Briscoe County, Texas, and moved to the Norton area with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hutson Wallace, when she was 9 […]

Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, […]

Christmas celebrations stay the same

Celebrating Christmas for the last time during Territorial days, the citizens of this area had great plans. All churches in town were having special services, and most communities had such services at their schools or in larger homes. The town was decorated as it had been for several years with simple items and much greenery. […]

Friends one reason to give thanks

As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we might choose to look at many of the reasons we have for being thankful to call New Mexico our home. In order to let you fill in the names of your own friends and relatives, I’m going to write about some of the experiences of last week to […]

Coyote calling contest planned

QCS reports The Quay County 4-H program is hosting a coyote calling contest fundraiser to provide supplies and equipment for the rapidly growing shooting sports program. The series consists of four one-day hunts. The first day will be Saturday. There will be a prize for the person with the most points each day. The person […]

Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell […]

Post officers were centers of activity

As we continue looking at our history just before our becoming a state, we note that much was going on in our Quay County. For one thing, the map was peppered with names of communities, many of which have been forgotten and most of which have few bits of their existence still showing. Before 1912, […]

New dog digs niche in my heart

Priscilla Alden (Prissy for short), a very large black lab, has moved to this corner and says she is going to become my new friend. She landed with a thud on Aug. 27, thanks to Yvette Peacock who was acting in her sister Yvonne Braziel’s behalf. Those two women have come to my rescue more […]

Living through past gives hope

On August 21, the woman from Ima felt compelled to take a short drive to lma to spend some time just scouting around while enjoying moments of the present and of the past. Although I don’t go there very often, I have noticed for some time that few cattle were to be seen along the […]