Lt. Governor visits city, promotes small business

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several years ago, Lt. Governor, Diane Denish, said she tried to generate interest in bringing the state’s small business forum to Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I couldn’t’ light a fire,” said Denish who was in Tucumcari Thursday and Friday. Today, however, “We need to be here. Things […]

Rattlers cross country girls take third

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team’s girls placed third overall and the boys placed eighth overall at last Saturday’s East Mountain invite. Their victories were unexpected and a boost to the fledgling team. Rattlers Coach Gary Hittson said, “When we got to the East Mountain invite Rio Rancho was […]

In aftermath, many have questions

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun On the city block adjacent to First Street and Charles Avenue lies a fence enclosing an irrigation canal. Many in Tucumcari now think of it as the place where they came to hope and pray Agustin “Augie” Montiel would survive. In the place of those people are now flowers […]

An Aggie in need is a friend indeed

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist For many years, Debbie Widger, currently Gift Planning Officer at New Mexico State University, has been coming to Tucumcari at this time of year and has rarely been here when we weren’t having a snow storm. We were both delighted when we saw flakes falling because we had feared she […]

Treat someone special this Valentine’s Day

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor When you are trying to quit smoking, everyone lights a cigarette. When you’re on a massive diet, the only trucks that ramble by are owned by Sara Lee. And when, like I am, you are moving 1,942 miles to the West Coast and leaving behind five goats, a dog […]

Ultimate valentine comes from God

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved […]

Kids, roads and community top priorities

By Brian Moore: Guest columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

To sleep, perchance to eat Twinkies

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What do we all want, need and cannot live without? No, it’s not the $84 fuzzy shearling slippers from the latest Cabelas catalog. It’s our dear friend sleep. Studies have shown normal adults need at least eight hours of sleep per day. When we say “normal” we mean those […]

God commanded us to love one another

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 A dear friend of mine was having a particularly difficult day because they felt forgotten by their family who rarely comes by to visit or […]

State council distributes grant funds in Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Representatives of small communities around New Mexico came to Tucumcari on Thursday with hopes of receiving federal money in the form of Community Development Block Grants. With about $15 million to allocate and $17 million worth of requests not every community got their grant. The money is intended to help with […]