More than 45 horses, burros put up for adoption

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Sharna Johnson The sorrel filly with the flax mane and tail was the one he wanted as soon as he set eyes on her. “She caught my eye as soon as I came down the steps,” Jerry Williams said. Williams and his wife Elizabeth were among the first wave of adopters to attend a wild […]

Middle East wars can’t end soon enough

Freedom Newspapers It’s a start. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. He promised, “(We) will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge” of troop levels he began in 2009. About 67,000 troops then would remain […]

Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly […]

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 […]

Planting time

By Leonard Lauriault Planting time will soon be upon us. I know; lots of things should’ve been planted in February or March, like peas or spring oats. Other things, like wheat and alfalfa, shouldn’t be planted until mid-August in Quay County (and only then if we have a full lake for alfalfa). Alfalfa should be […]

Will your vote reflect your mindset

By Nick Le Compte, Tucumcari Soon we will have the privilege to cast our vote for those wishing to lead us in our government. I encourage all to take advantage of this privilege, because as cliche’ as it may sound, your vote does make a difference. More importantly, if you do not vote, then you

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

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My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]

DWI patrols to begin soon

Department conducting checks The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting a DWI saturation patrol from Monday through Saturday. The patrols will run from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a minimum of two officers and a maximum of four officers on patrol to enforce traffic laws such as, seat belts, speeding and registration and patrolling […]

City’s general fund low

By Leslie Radford Marty Garcia gave a presentation from the Finance Department at Thursday night’s City Commissioner’s meeting. The first half of his presentation was on department operations including cash receipts, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and others. The second portion was on the mid-year budget and financial report where he said collections were fairly on target. […]

Coyotes lose to Patriots

William Thompson The San Jon High School football team stormed to a 32-6 lead against San Jacinto Christian Academy Friday afternoon, but the Coyotes ran out of steam in the second half, losing 64-32. Things looked bright for the Coyotes when Trey Rusk broke for a 30-yard touchdown on San Jon’s first possession. Tyler Adams […]