Teamwork will save energy benefits

By Brian Moore, guest columnist Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Southern states need to supplement federal reservoirs

Freedom New Mexico Did you ever think a time would come when people in this country’s Southeast would be praying for a few more hurricanes? Unfortunately, the normally soggy Southeast is suffering from a very real two-year rainwater drought that could threaten drinking water supplies for metropolitan Atlanta and other cities, and has stirred up […]

Burleson charged in shooting of Jason Pacheco

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by […]

Yuletide has Christmas oddities

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas does have a few oddities. For example, say these words out loud: Jesus. Christ. OK. Now say, Christmas. What’s that? Did you say Crissmuss? Well, everybody does, probably because that was the pronunciation of this Old English contraction: Christes Maese. Or mass of Christ. Now, consider some of […]

Give thanks for vets

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. It wasnt until 1938 that Congress passed a bill making Nov. 11 Armistice Day. But then came World War II and it produced its veterans, who were not recognized by WWI’s Armistice Day. Congress and many people thought we needed a day that would […]

Uranium stakes require more resposibility

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The city of Tucumcari recently announced that uranium levels in Tucumcari’s water supply exceeded the federal guidelines. Some people joked that we might start glowing. On the other hand, it also looked like bottled water on shelves at the local grocery was getting sparse for a while, too. Tests  indicated […]

House man set for huge journey

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle. Petrak is getting set to travel the Rebel Bike Trek, a 37-day journey […]

1/28 Editorial

When the Founding Fathers set up our system of government, they didn’t intend for states to be the poor cousins of the federal government. Rather, they were to be independent entities, with the federal government acting as their agent when dealing with other nations or as the arbiter of disputes between states. The attraction of […]

12/24 Editorial

The continuing debate over limited oil drilling in the enormous and remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge spotlights the degree to which the Democratic Party and environmental groups have become obstructionists when it comes to oil and gas development. Democrats and two liberal Republicans in the Senate succeeded Wednesday in stopping a provision that would have […]

10/1 Editorial

What would you do if government agents showed up at your door and demanded highly personal information about you and your housemates, and threatened you with up to $5,000 in fines if you didn’t answer or provided incorrect information? It’s an interesting dilemma, and one that American citizens should not have to face if they […]