Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has […]

Paywall prevents patronage

Russell Anglin I am a pretty cheap person. A bottle of water typically lasts me about a month, I buy toilet paper one roll at a time and it will be a cold day in Guam before I buy high-grade gasoline. If I don’t have to pay for something, I probably won’t. So when I […]

Car trouble complicates schedule

Russell Anglin In this constantly fluctuating world, we are all required to step out of our comfort zones from time to time and meet unforeseen challenges. I was made aware of this life fact all over again late Sunday night when I discovered my car would not start. My reliance upon my car is pretty […]

Spiders roaming among the swamp coolers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Back when I introduced myself to you, I wrote: “Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a dry heat. No humidity.’ Hummm. Well, after depending on air conditioners in humid Florida, I’ve discovered there’s […]

Birthday bulletin reinforces knowledge

By Kevin Wilson Like every third person in the United States, I have a blog filled with trivial details about my life. What makes mine different from the others is this: I know it’s trivial. Nowhere else can you see dumb thoughts like mine, treated with such seriousness. (If a 5.5-ounce can of V8 advertises […]

Rattlers ready to run

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It’s simple math for the Tucumcari High boys track team. After finishing third in the state in 2004 and second in 2005, the Rattlers want to make the final step. “In the last four years, we’ve gotten into the top five every single time,” senior Eric Holt said. “I’m […]

Morning fire destroys mobile home

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By Ryn Gargulinski A mobile home was severely damaged in a Thursday morning fire at 1002 E. Heman Ave. According to a police report, an unknown male reported the fire at 5:54 a.m. Medics and fire units were dispatched. No one was home at the time, according to Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said […]

Books available at the Tucumcari Public Library

 Fiction Saturday by Ian McEwan.   Troubled by 9/11 and the impending war in Iraq, a London neurosurgeon comes face to face with senseless violence. Revenge Of the Sith by Matthew Stover.  A new “Star Wars” novel, featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Serpent On the Crown by Elizabeth Peters.  The archaeologist Amelia Peabody and […]

New county clerk steps in familiar position

TV Hagenah This is the second of Quay County Sun’s series on first-time elected office holders. Quay County’s new County Clerk is Ellen White who steps into the position with some knowledge of the office having served in the county clerk’s office for seven years and having served as deputy clerk under county clerk Jeannette […]

Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass […]