We’ll meet again some sunny day

Russell Anglin Well, Quay County, it looks like we are near the end of our time together. I have decided to move to another town. There’s just something about this time of year and the 100-plus-degree heat that gets me in the mood to pack heavy boxes and carry them around outside. Over the last […]

Free speech not a bargaining chip in china deal

The Internet behemoth Google announced last week it would stop filtering content for its Chinese-language search Web site in China, a bold decision that could lead to Google being blocked in China. The move hoists a glaring spotlight on Beijing’s ongoing desire to stifle free speech and manipulate Chinese markets. And, while it looks like […]

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. Last week, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

Xcel proposes rate increase

By Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy wants to raise electric rates 5.1 percent in New Mexico, a move the utility says would increase the average customer’s bill about $9 a month. Xcel filed its rate request Thursday with the state Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said if approved, the increase […]

Hicklins are rounding out deli with breakfast donuts

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Robert Ciolli At a time when many people are thinking about retirement, Mike Hicklin, 67, shows no signs of slowing down. The owner and operator of the NAPA Auto Parts store for 29 years, Hicklin has seen numerous businesses close down and move away.“I just hated looking at empty buildings on our town’s main road […]

Downs move to Moriarty not expected to hurt Tucumcari’s chances for racino

By QCS Staff A new race track in Moriarty shouldn’t have much impact on Tucumcari’s proposal for a race track and casino, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. The New Mexico Racing Commission gave its approval on Tuesday to the Downs of Albuquerque to move to Moriarity, according to a […]

Cowboys like to ride

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Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. While her […]

Moriarty comes out to show its support for Downs move

By Laura Nesbitt About 500 people from the Estancia Valley showed up in support of a proposed move by the Albuquerque Downs to Moriarty at a New Mexico Racing Commission hearing on Tuesday night at the Moriarty Civic Center. Moriarty annexed 700 acres north of Interstate 40 and east of N.M. 41 at the request […]

Fire department making move to center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department’s administration office will be officially operating out of a new office building in July, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The new location will be at 207 East Center Street. The building has undergone renovations, has been brought up to code and is awaiting a final […]

Snake sighting in kitchen leads to leaping, panic

Throughout most of the summer, Aggie and I have avoided wandering around in pastures because one of us has heard too many stories about the plethora of rattlesnakes throughout the county. Despite taking all sorts of precautions, I found a snake slithering across our own kitchen floor and am now ready to move to the […]