College ties bind friends and memories

By Lnn Moncus Last week was made special by a visit from Debbie Widger, Gift Planning Director, and Robert Peterson, Major Gifts Officer, from New Mexico State University. Yes, such titles sound quite impressive and are, but the young people who carry them are the impressive ones. Debbie is probably the best known Aggie in […]

The joys of jumping generational boundaries

By Lynn Moncus Seeing ourselves as others see us can be quite an experience and can cause us to pause and reflect just a bit. Recently, for instance, one of my young friends compared me to her grandparents and then tried to talk her way out of that when I blew a gasket. Fortunately, she […]

Tucumcari woman slain

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By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

July 4th more than fireworks, BBQs

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What do we celebrate on the Fourth of July? Of course, it’s the Fourth of July, our oldest holiday. July 4, 1776, is when Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, it was not “independence” that was being celebrated, but the “declaration” of independence. It took the American Revolutionary […]

Namesakes are keepsakes

By Lynn Moncus Life never ceases to amaze this woman from Ima. I can just sit quietly on this corner and suddenly become involved in rather unique experiences. For instance, someone knocked on the door Sunday morning, and when I opened it, a young woman introduced herself as Mary Lynn Hodges. To say I was […]

May 5, 2007 Letters to the Editor

Cater to children not casino I was born and raised in Tucumcari (and still have family there) and now live in St. Louis. I’ve been keeping up on what’s happening in my hometown from the Quay County Sun Web site. I’ve been following the news reports on the Racino and can’t believe Tucumcari is even considering […]

Time on earth always short

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 Last week I did something I never did before. Ever. It is also something I hope to never do again in my lifetime. […]

All aboard te Rock Island Line

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “Do yuh hear that whistle down the line? I figure that it’s engine number forty nine, She’s the only one that’ll sound that way. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe!” That’s a song that won an Oscar, in a 1946 film starring Judy Garland. The movie? “The […]

Letter to Editor: Family, community thanks kindness of stranger

Recently, there was a young girl killed in an automobile accident. She was in the company of three friends. One young man was also killed, and two others sustained numerous injuries. This impacted the community of Logan. The girl who was killed was Kateri “Kat” Trujillo. She had been an EMT with the Logan Volunteer […]

Junior high team finishes season, 7-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers closed out their season 7-0 after a 14-0 win against Robertson Middle School on Wednesday at Las Vegas. The Rattlers were welcomed into Tucumcari with the flashing lights of a police escort. “It was great,” said player Shawn Martinez. “We are very proud of the boys. They […]