Sight seeing can lead to prickly mess

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Reason It is a photo imbedded in my memory — partly cloudy blue skies, a nearby mountain range coursing diagonally across the background, a finger shadow on the lens, and the glimpse of a startled horse’s left eye in the bottom right hand corner. I was making a […]

4-H District competition results

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PHOTO: Quay County 4-Hers who participated in district competitions and ‘Wild About 4-H’ in Capitan, are from left, front row: Julee Sanchez, Trenton Lee, Aleahna Branch, Treyson Runyan, Avery Lee, Reagan Runyan, Shaylee Moon, Taylor Hayes, and Trestin Peterson; middle row: Trace Norton, Wyatt Bishop, Riley Bruhn, Ivan Rush, Rebecca Rush, Kaitlyn Dougherty, Ashlee Bradley, […]

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 […]

New Deal photo exhibit opens today in Tucumcari

By QCS Staff The National New Deal Association’s traveling exhibit of New Mexico’s photo-documented New Deal Treasures will be on display in Tucumcaru today through Sept. 7. The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD), through its New Mexico MainStreet Program, borrowed the exhibit from the National New Deal Association late last year, according to a […]

New license pinpoints facial features for security

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By QCS Staff The state’s Motor Vehicle Division has launched a new hi-tech driver’s license to better protect the public from identity theft. It features biometric facial recognition technology at work, which has been operational for about two weeks in Tucumcari, a MVD spokeswoman said. Drivers’ license applicants now get their photo taken and screened […]

Photo-op teaches valuable lesson

By Kevin Wilson Over my years working in newspapers, I’ve come to believe they are — at their most basic form — a source for information the average citizen could compile, but done on scale large enough that said information is worth a few quarters. Over the years, I’ve also come to learn what a […]