Studies at U.S. Air Force Academy prolonging time until change

Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied to death […]

Free legal services available in area

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun The director of a state agency that gives free legal aid to low-income New Mexico residents came to Tucumcari Wednesday as part of an outreach 16 counties in the state. Kathleen Brockel said last year Legal Access New Mexico had 5,500 cases but only 33 were from Tucumcari. The program […]

Candidate – Jeffrey Lewalling

TV Hagenah Jeffrey L. Lewalling 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you 1. Quay County has been my family’s home since 1892. I am a fifth generation Quay Countian. Quay County is my home. 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? 2. Further development of wind farms […]

Snoring can be a problem (crime?)

TV Hagenah It was a real sonic boom the other night, honest. It was not me. It really wasn’t. This time I have witnesses. OK, OK, I might snore a little bit, although I’m still hesitant to admit I do. Just to be sure, I stayed up all night the other night to see if […]

Reading, writing, arithmetic – a lost art?

Lynn Moncus Each year as school begins, this retired professor has a few bad moments because I still miss the classroom and the excitement of being around young people, but those moments pass when I listen to some young people and realize I would be most out of place as either a student or a […]

Election – James L. Witcher

Name: James L. (Jim) Witcher, Sr. Age: 57 Profession: Minister 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “People, location and access to commerce. We have some of the most outstanding people in the world, and we are also centrally located on Interstate 40 and Highway 54. In fact, the area around Tucumcari […]

Garcia running for commission seat

Daniel Garcia !. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? First, its history. You find here evidence of prehistoric times, dinosaur bones, seashells, petrified wood, etc; evidence of when Quay County lay under a shallow sea. Then there is its cultural diversity; evidence of when Native Americans dominated here. You can find […]

Election – Curry seeks county commission seat

TV Hagenah Billy Ray Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “Quay County is unique, because of its history. It began as cowboy country. The county was totally agricultural until the railroad pushed westward and brought with it small business and settlers from the East. Then came the “Mother Road” […]

Election – Hodge seeks commission seat

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “What makes Quay County unique is its cultural diversity and its location just off Interstate-40.” 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? “Quay County should be the gateway to our wonderful State of New Mexico. A […]

Too much flouride can stain teeth

By Gary Mitchell Most experts agree Clovis’ main water supply is low in chemicals that could cause major health problems. But it is not problem free. “The water in the Clovis area is a little high in naturally occurring fluoride. And it can do some cosmetic discoloration on teeth,” said Robin Casale, regional water quality […]