Tucumcari students make phyto-find

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Teenage volunteers at the MesaLands Dinosaur Museum have made a rare find. Tucumcari High School Students Stephen Smith, Carmen Runyan and Donny Price found teeth from a Phytosaur. That’s a semi-aquatic species that flourished in the late Triassic period 205 million years ago. They found the teeth while screening […]

Looking forward to the cowboy’s play on words

By Lynn Moncus Many of us who read the Quay County Sun look forward to seeing what Baxter Black has to say each week, not only because we speak the same language but because we know him. He has caused many smiles through the years and just keeps writing. When I was teaching “Cowboy Lit” […]

Art op-pour-tunity

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff By this morning, the fires will have subsided. From beginners to the well-seasoned veterans, they are all planning to gather to see what shapes will emerge from the cooled iron. About 40 artists attended this year’s iron pour, said D’Jean Jawrunner, artist and art faculty at Mesalands Community College. There […]

Giving credit where it’s due

By Leonard Lauriault Some interesting things happened in our neighborhood during or shortly after the recent snow storms. When I’d finished shoveling off our sidewalk after the first storm, one of my daughters cleaned off some of our neighbors’ walks. She didn’t have a suitable coat for such work so she wore my hooded jacket. […]

Computer could be insightful as we sleep

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun BCI stands for Brain Computer Interface. There can be one-way BCIs and two-way BCIs. Some invasive BCIs are implanted in the brain. Some non-invasive BCIs are implanted inside the skull – but not directly in the brain. These devices have been used to produce vision in the blind, hearing […]

Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address

Governor Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address (As prepared for delivery on Jan. 16, 2007) Lt. Governor Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; Chief Justices and members of the Judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former Governors, […]

City declares disaster

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners declared the weeked of Dec. 29-31 a disaster in Tucumcari because of the additional snow clean-up and the costs of managing about 7,500 extra motorists and semis in the city over New Year’s weekend. Commissioners took this action at their Thursday night meeting, so that they could […]

Jasper retires from DOT after 25 years

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Department of Transportation bid farewell to supervisor Lewis Jasper after 25 years of service. “I am going to miss everyone. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every one of these guys,” said Jasper. “I got into this job to help people and enjoyed sharing […]

Canyons comfort recalls peaceful past

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Aggie finally talked me into driving to the canyons of home so we could enjoy the beauty and solitude as we perched on the rim across from Grandmother’s house. For a short time, we were isolated and insulated from the rest of the world and could think our […]

Rattlers work for academic victories

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Before the Rattlers lifted any weights or ran any plays on their first day of practice, they gathered in the locker room around coach Dub Smith. Smith told the Rattlers what to expect this season and that hard work was going to be key — hard work on the […]