When faith with God, GPS not necessary

Leonard Lauriault I was given a global positioning system (GPS) unit recently to help find our way while traveling. I had never had a problem with getting lost before because I’ve never hesitated to stop and ask for directions. (I’ve got better things to do than waste time being lost.) Sometimes the directions given by […]

Single payer system would be cheaper

By Leon Logan The June 13 editorial headlined “Health plan may be harder to fund than thought,” portrayed a single-payer system as too expensive and the Democrats wanting to fund it on the backs of the rich. I don’t agree. A 2000 World Health Organization report ranked the United States No. 1 in per capita […]

Library upgrades its book security system

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Library has been closed for the past week for the installation of a

City gets loans, grants to update sewer system

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced Friday that the city of Tucumcari has been awarded a $2.17 million federal loan and grant package to support upgrades to its aging wastewater system, according to a press release. “I’m thrilled,” said city manager John Sutherland Friday when he heard of the award. […]

County prepares to present its capital wish list

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By Chelle Delaney Quay County�s municipalities and the county government have put together a whopping $25,939,700 wish list of projects to present to legislators in Santa Fe. Legislators kicked off their 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. Here in Quay County, locals hope, in a few weeks, to advance the case for their projects and […]

Quay County Sun launches new Web system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Keep your cool with ice cubes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oh, it’s so nice to be cool. That’s what people thought even before Willis Carrier produced the first air conditioning system in 1902. A Roman emperor ordered that snow be brought to his garden and formed into mounds so that natural breezes might be cooled. That’s an early item […]

School super jumps to six-figure salary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools superintendent Aaron McKinney’s salary was bumped to $100,000 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. School board members met in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss McKinney’s mid-year review. School board chairman Albert J. Mitchell said McKinney’s salary, compared to other school districts in the […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]

Mesalands ready to buy turbine

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By Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College will be moving one step closer towards the opening of The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) today. “Our attorneys will review the bids (today) and tell us which one we should move forward with,” said Phillip O. Barry during an update of the institute’s progress at […]