Albuquerque man draws top prize

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Two tickets, one owned by Robert Avery of Albuquerque and the other by Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari, were the last two up. Each had a 50-50 shot at the $15,000. It was the reverse draw and Altrusa’s annual fundraiser on Saturday night at the Elks Club. Maddaford had endured the […]

Money can’t buy sunrises, sunsets

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist If you receive as much junk mail as I, you probably wonder along with me just how many people bother to open it and how many fall into the traps when they read that they could win big money if they will only send a few dollars to […]

Intelligence failure not fully explained by 9/11 report

Freedom Newspapers There is probably still more that we don’t know than we do about the likelihood that a military intelligence unit identified 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta a year or so before the World Trade Center was attacked. but didn’t pass on the information to the FBI. What we think we know now is likely […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]

Candidates look at last four days

TV Hagenah Quay County’s one true contested election for the county commissioner seat for District 3 is entering into the last three days before election day and the two candidates for the position are going into the final stretch in completely different fashions. Incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling said he will be campaigning up until the […]

Taking steps back with homemade stilts

Lynn Moncus If you watched the parade on Route 66 last Saturday, you saw a couple of very tall people striding along on their stilts as if they were accustomed to walking at that height and speed on all occasions. Just watching them walk so easily certainly brought back memories of earlier times when many […]

A modest salute to Baxter Black

TV Hagenah When I was first hired at this paper, my publisher said, “There are only two things you don’t change with this paper, the first is the mast, because the owners want it that way and I’ll fire you if you touch it, and the other is that Baxter Black runs every week. The […]