Help kids stay safe in the pool this summer

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Niesha Lofing I’ve done it more than once. My two preschool-age children are happily splashing around in the wading pool just outside the screen door to our backyard when something calls me inside. A ringing phone, a buzzing oven timer, a lemonade request from one of the kids. I dart into the house to fetch [...]

From crazy nights to quality downtime

As I age, I begin to see how short weekends actually are. I can recall when I was younger how Friday hit and I had all three days to sit back, party and have a great time. Friday night was the starter pistol if you will. We were off. Fun made the turn with foolishness [...]

Solutions sometimes rely on a nudge from above

By Debra Whittington Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Early one morning I went outside to work in my yard. The air was so fresh and clean so I left [...]

City to study annexation of properties

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The annexation of city-owned properties and privately held properties served by city water was discussed Tuesday at a special meeting of the City Commission. One of the city-owned properties, in particular, up for discussion for annexation is the new landfill located off of U.S. Highway 54, about three miles [...]

Shadowy moon eclipses over Tucumcari

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A section of the lunar eclipse was visible from Highway 104 outside of Tucumcari. An eclipse occurs when the earth’s shadow covers the moon. The next lunar eclipse will be Aug. 28.

No one injured in house fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A fire destroyed a manufactured home on South Monroe Street early Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that was thought to have started in one side of the home, where a bath and bedroom are located. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said an investigation of the [...]

Home maintenance as lesson for the soul

By Leonard Lauriault It’s warming up outside and, believe it or not, that time of year will soon be upon us again. Things are beginning to grow again and our attention will turn toward those projects we just love, like yard work (M’boy! Lawn mowing! Thank God for teenagers!) Anyway, if you’ll remember, we mostly [...]

Georgia’s spring turns outdoors yellow

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun It seems as though springtime has finally set in here in New Mexico, and for this Georgia girl, I’ve been blown away. Literally. The wind here is unbelievable. It’s quite different from springtime in Georgia. Here, in the mornings you check wind speeds before venturing out of the house for daily [...]