Pipleline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs

By denying a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, President Barack Obama may succeed in delaying until after November’s election the politically difficult decision of which loyal constituency to offend, big labor or environmental activists. What is more certain is that the political maneuvering to deny a permit for the controversial 1,600-mile pipeline […]

Don’t have to wait until Christmas to share

“… There was no room for them in the inn”. Luke 2:7

State well prepared to join union

As we continue to look at our county history during the territorial days and the approaching statehood in 1912, we note that much organization had already taken place. In other words, we had been ready for statehood for several years before the date finally arrived. Because we were one of the newer settlements in the […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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Xcel Energy is asking its New Mexico and Texas customers to reduce electricity usage until 8 p.m., terming the situation “urgent.” Based on high electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants, Xcel issued an energy alert Tuesday morning under threat of controlled outages if electricity demand is not reduced. Demand could exceed the […]

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, […]

Local briefs — Oct. 27

Republicans holding meeting The Republican Party of Quay County will have a meeting Friday. The meeting will be from noon until 1 p.m. in the back forty room of K-Bob’s. John Sanchez, New Mexico lieutenant governor candidate, will speak at the meeting.

Enrollment open for library story time

Enrollment for story time at the Tucumcari Public Library has started. The first session will be held every Wednesday from Oct. 13 until Dec. 8 and is open to all children two-and-one-half to five years old. We will be having two 30-minute classes each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit the library or […]

State gaming board works to reverse La Mesa license appeal

QCSun Staff The New Mexico Gaming Control Board asked hearing officer David Chacon at a Friday meeting in Albuquerque to act on a motion dismissing La Mesa Racetrack and Casino’s appeal to keep its gaming license, gaming board executive director Greg Saunders said. “The hearing officer heard both sides and gave the state until next […]