Tucumcari police officer resigns

QCS STAFF A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and […]

Nature of Nara Visa shooting uncertain

Freedom New Mexico Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting of a 32-year-old Nara Visa man was self-defense or homicide.

People perceive prettiness

Russell Anglin While at a restaurant drive-thru last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment […]

Youngster loved ranching lifestyle

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]

What a little digital dueling among friends?

By Lynn Moncus Many of us have been enjoying the presence of Harold and Kathy Nichless because they just naturally add a lot to our lives. Some of you may remember that Harold is the cause of my having all these gadgets to play with because he thought I needed to stretch my mind and […]

Mesas work their healing powers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie won the battle Sunday and saw that we took a drive into Quay Valley. I’m not too sure which of us was the most excited because we hadn’t been for such a drive this year and really needed to take time to admire the beauty of the mesas and […]

San Jon to take over Caprock Amphitheater

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Village of San Jon has asked to take over the operation of the Caprock Amphitheater from the Quay County Commission. Village of San Jon administrator, Bobbye Rose, said, “We’re trying to do economic development” through nature and other tours that could be developed with the Caprock Amphitheater at […]

Climate makes plant parenting tougher

By Ryn Gargulinski Having your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets and torn rows of corn. It’s not like losing a kid — unless, of course, your kid is green and stringy and […]