Security, safety personal responsibility

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense People who live in the Chicago, Washington D.C., or San Francisco inner cities lock their doors at night. They are careful where they travel within the city. They all have friends who have been mugged, had homes burglarized, cars stolen or lives taken. They travel the [...]

Presentation offers keys to success for small towns

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Thomas Garcia Despite conventional folk wisdom, small towns do have a future, and can succeed, said Milan Wall, a leadership and economic development consultant. Wall, founder of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development, gave a presentation Tuesday on the “Six myths about the future of small towns” to about 50 area Tucumcari residents. The [...]

‘Friendly rivals’ can net greater benefits

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun When Terry Turner died on Aug. 30 he left Quay County without a manager. When Richard Primrose took the county manager post, he left Tucumcari without a city manager. He doesn’t make the move until March 1, but the City Commission hasn’t hired a new city manager yet, either. [...]

Musician staging benefit concert

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Musician Jared Young said he is from a small town and adores small towns, though he never wrote a song about small towns. “I think John Cougar (Mellencamp) did it best,” he laughed. But that does not bar Young from putting small towns on the list of stops during his tour. [...]

Small towns at risk

By Gary Mitchell Could water shortages produce ghost towns throughout eastern New Mexico any time soon? It’s possible. “We do have the prospect of ghost towns in the future with the Ogallala Aquifer drying up,” said Lee Tillman, executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. “Elida, for example, is at risk because they don’t [...]