Some people just don’t do it

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Some people just don’t do it. These people are perfectly normal. They pay their taxes. They’re law abiding. (They may take a drink or two, may even have a little too much, sometimes, but everybody considers them good people.) These people work so they can make ends meet and maybe […]

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 […]

Aggie speaks again

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist I, Aggie, have locked all the doors so the slave won’t know I am writing and hope she doesn’t find the keys until we have finished our visit. She has been more selfish than ever by refusing to let me sit at the computer, but she has mentioned that a […]

Finding a place is important

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Sometimes the call of the canyons is louder than usual, especially when tension is rising and making the head feel a little like a pressure cooker that is about to explode. Many of us who call Quay County our home have favorite areas that draw us to them so we […]

12/10 Editorial

Phil Marquez is the grandson of Tucumcari residents Alfonso and Dorothy Marquez. His parents are Charles and Delia Marquez of Santa Fe. Phil Marquez is a sergeant first class in the Arizona National Guard and is stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, according to his grandmother. His letter was sent to St. Rose of Lima Church in […]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” […]

Advocate helps victims face court

William Thompson Donna Townsend, the Quay County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate, helps victims of serious crimes negotiate the legal system. She often finds herself lending support to a victim as a lengthy trials bears down on the victim’s emotions. “Some of the trials are really tough emotionally,” said Townsend, “but I get a good feeling […]

San Jon chief keeps busy

William Thompson Ben Gates is not only the Chief of Police for San Jon, he is also that city’s entire police force. Chief Gates said sometimes life as a small town police officer is very slow and sometimes it is quite hectic. “Sometimes it seems that one police officer is one too many for this […]

What’s in a name?

Dave Gragg I received a plain manila envelope on Friday addressed to “Quay County Sun Paper,” no return address. “Oh, goody,” I giggled. “These can be interesting.” Sometimes a letter with no return address is just another press release from someone who forgot to say who it was from. Sometimes, though, it’s someone complaining about […]