Friend’s snow stories give perspective

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December: Jamestown, N.D., Denver, Colo., Laramie, Wyo. and Springfield, Ohio. I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, Texas, or San Diego, Calif., in the winter? She reminded me she had booked me in Miami last winter. “Yea,” I said, “Miami, Manitoba!” [...]

Author tells landmarks’ stories

One more time, we have a native writer who has published a book to entice readers who enjoy glimpses into the past. Gene L. Duke has compiled a unique look at scenes along the roads in this area of the nation — “Route ‘66’: May They Rust in Peace.” This volume is about the many [...]

Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we [...]

Cattle operation comes with catch

Baxter Black As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It [...]

Compassion for animals can be complex

Baxter Black I was sitting on the beach reading the Malibu newspaper to acquaint myself with their local concerns. There were the usual stories — real estate, recession, anti-motorcycle rants, the Interior Secretary’s visit to the park, and the anti-rodenticide brigade.

Elderly friends offer life lessons

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Having friends of all ages is a rare privilege, one that we can enjoy in our own hometown and county. Because my first friends in those canyons were my parents and grandparents, I have always enjoyed being around people who are older than I. As a result, I [...]

Veterans’ stories should be kept alive

by David stevens: Freedom editor I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. [...]

All kinds of stories discussed with friend

By Lynn Moncus Through these many years, we have often visited about the importance of having good friends and how very fortunate we are to live in a place in which we have so many friends of all ages. Being able to spend time with these friends certainly gives us full lives. As often as [...]

Year in review

QCS Staff Some of the top stories from the year in Quay County. January • Jan. 10: Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired after the city commissioners voted 3-2. • Jan. 14: A Mesalands Community College paleontology class found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern [...]

Top ten stories of the decade

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun As the decade comes to a close, the Quay County Sun staff has compiled the top ten stories of the decade.