Artists create in different ways

Baxter Black I wonder if he starts at the head? I mean to sculpt a horse that will one day stand in front of the stockyard gate. Or does he picture in his mind the kind of horse it will be? Would he start at the hooves instead, one leg at a time, stroking, flexing, […]

TV habits deserve scrutiny

Russell Anglin Somewhere in the middle of my hours long “Parks and Recreation” binge Sunday, I wondered to myself whether TV has paid off in any way after my years of dedicated viewing. Has it been worth it for any of us? At first glance, the answer is a resounding no. I’m sure if I […]

Elections safeguard principles, not parties

Thomas Garcia With the election a week behind us I am still hearing many people talk about the results, but in a way that has me concerned. The day after the election I heard three comments about the candidates from voters who were a few years younger than 30. Now I know this does not […]

Cowboys pay price for entertainment

Baxter Black Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. […]

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 […]

Man’s body recovered from Ute Lake

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Thomas Garcia Dive teams have recovered the body of a 31-year-old Portales man who drowned Thursday night at Ute Lake. “The divers recovered the body of a man at 2 p.m., Friday at Ute Lake,” said New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Baker said the identity of the drowning victim could not be released […]

Governor signs water authority bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority […]

Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Basketball crowds full of fun

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball season is under way for all high schools in Quay County. I have had a chance to watch the counties’ teams play on more than one occasion. These trips to the gym remind me how fun and exciting the game of basketball can be. Basketball is fast paced […]

New device causes a lot of trouble

By Lynn Moncus Some of you may recall that this writer has trouble with directions, such as north and south, left and right, and is apt to get lost on the way to Quay Well, my former student, Eddie Shipley, said he could take care of that problem and seemed pleased to sell me a […]