Carbon: “It’s the duct tape of life”

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Global warming (true or false) has focused everybody’s attention on carbon dioxide. That’s unfair to carbon. After all, a diamond is carbon, pure carbon. Currently we tend to think of the carbon (C) that’s in coal, coke, and charcoal. We forget that non-metallic carbon can also compound with other [...]

05-26-2007: Letters to Editor

Feedlot causes concern I cannot believe the citizens of Tucumcari would even consider letting a feedlot that close to town. The ethanol plant is bad enough. I have lived and been around both, the smell is awful. Even on a calm day, a feedlot generates a lot of dust and it can’t be healthy. It [...]

04-28-2007: Letters to Editor

Support appreciated As we – players on the seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball traveling team – return from the 17th annual spring basketball tournament in Albuquerque, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: The Elks Lodge, Frank Gillard, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, (Lydia Fazekas, Donna Madrid, Rita Pacheco and Mary Marquez), Jerry [...]

Properties up for auction for back taxes

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff About 70 properties are expected to be auctioned on Oct. 24 for unpaid taxes by the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department, tax assessor Janie Murray said at Monday’s County Commission meeting. Property owners have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 to pay the taxes or make arrangements for payment with [...]

Commission OKs rate hike on reconnects

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Charges were raised for utility reconnections and city officials reminded residents the city would offer free access to the landfill Saturday. Those were the highlights of a quick Tucumcari City Commission meeting on Thursday night. With two commissioners out and a light agenda, the three commissioners in attendance breezed [...]

2/11 Editorial

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that an over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold as Primatene Mist be taken off the market. The stated reason is not that the product has harmed any asthma patients, but that the inhalers are propelled by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the compounds that allegedly destroy the Earth’s [...]

What is really in the way

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist I usually do my non-work-related reading and writing (like these articles) in my easy chair at home. The chair has wide armrests convenient for resting my Bible on leaving my lap open for writing or reading other resources. Recently, having finished working on a writing project, I’d put all the [...]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, [...]

Year in review: February 2005

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. February 2005 contained the following news. Feb. 1: Election day for school board members. San Jon Schools had already decided they were keeping Superintendent Craig Stockton for three more years. Feb. [...]

Some student humorous writing not funny

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Not long ago, I had the opportunity to read a set of essays written by college freshmen and was a bit taken aback by the differences between what professors accept today and what we accepted last century. Standards have most definitely changed. The assignment had been to write a humorous [...]