Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

Letter to the editor: Fireworks show commendable

We want to congratulate the village of Logan for putting on another good fireworks show this year out at the lake. We know with all of the very dry conditions it must have been a difficult decision to host the show. The Logan Fire Department was very visible and put out several small fires at […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids

Marla Jo Fisher Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I’m a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the things they do now that set my teeth on edge. For example, I plan to drink […]

Cattleman dislikes food regulation

Baxter Black What will the Food Safety Modernization Act, if put into effect, do to Ms. Obama’s backyard garden? Congress has taken up the issue of food safety because of the headline-grabbing occurrences of, primarily bacterial, outbreaks of disease in fresh meat and produce. With the exception of eggs, most E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks […]

Jesus bears burdens we put on ourselves

Debra Whittington “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…”. Matthew 11:28-29 In my last column I related that I worked hard to get some things in my life in their proper perspective. In every column I write I strive to point out a Biblical truth that other people also struggle with […]

Tucumcari police chief put on paid administrative leave

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QC Sun managing editor Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose […]

Tucumcari High School principal put on leave

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a 25 minute closed door session Monday Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education board member Carlos Romero announced the board discussed “allegations of administrative misconduct” and no action was taken. The executive session was placed on on the agenda two days after Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo […]

9-30 Who I am

Maureen Orgass of Logan has lived in New Mexico since she was 16. … She has seen the Allman Brothers and Joe Cocker in concert. … She does not like lobster. She grew up on Long Island and has heard them scream when they are put in the pot to boil. … Her idea vacation […]

Ranchers dangerous when cornered

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense How do you put your mind around oppression for the common good and eminent domain? The explanation most times is “follow the money.” I lived in Colorado for many years. I have watched it grow from 2.9 million people to 5.1 million people, most of it […]

Gardening fruitful experience

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]