Bootlegging out of town news

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives, we just naturally form all sorts of habits and often have much trouble breaking those that have become a major part of our lives, such as reading a daily newspaper each morning. Little did we realize that was a privilege and that privilege could be removed without enough notice […]

Freedom New takes home 19 NMPA awards

By Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees […]

Spreading the good news brings all kinds of reactions

by Leonard Lauriault

Logan High School recognized by national magazine

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By Thomas Garcia Logan High School received a Bronze Medal ranking in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best High Schools.” “Being ranked nationally is a great complement to Logan Schools,” said Logan superintendent Doug Hulce. “It is fantastic that the Logan school system was recognized and we hope to continue to do […]

QCS to launch e-Paper

By QCS Staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Quay County Sun is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Sun, the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. […]

One’s own living room banter better than TV talk show skirmishes

By Lnn Moncus During the time I was sort of incarcerated in the house, I learned to turn on the television set in the day time and became rather fascinated by several of the programs because I couldn’t really believe that people would act so silly on purpose. As I tried to follow the logic […]

Panhandle Press Awards

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sun picked up three awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. Associate Publisher Chelle Delaney took a third-place for news writing with Kevin Wilson and also picked up an honorable mention in feature stories. The Sun also picked up a third place for headline writing. The […]

Surviving a tornado is amazing, magical

By Bunny Terry, Guest Columnist Once upon a time, long ago, I lived in Liberal, Kan., which, besides being an oxymoron, was tornado alley.  We spent the summer watching the skies, bottles of water in the basement with blankets, Coleman lanterns and matches that I checked weekly to be sure they were dry.  We also […]

Found a good deal? God says to research

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist Recently, some commercials have promoted products using claims of having “good news” in light of present bad conditions. You’ve probably seen them: The world’s about to be destroyed (or something at least as dramatic), but I have good news, I just saved hundreds of dollars on my car […]

Country’s sprawl is BANANAs

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It looks like the prices of homes are finally collapsing. Could that  be a blessing for the nation? An end to the continuing suburban sprawl? A return to the American Dream? Here in Tucumcari we’ve been lucky. Anecdotal evidence shows that people are looking to buy, that many Realtors […]