Second Street project begins

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City officials, state transportation officials and State Rep. Dennis Roch were on hand Monday for the groundbreaking of the Second Street Project, which includes paving and new water lines. “With this project we begin to see, locally, the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” Roch said. “When […]

Mesalands officials aim to boost student involvement with dodgeball event

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than three dozen students at Mesalands Community College competed Tuesday in the first of what is hoped to be an annual dodgeball tournament. “This is one of the first activities planned by the student council,” said Brooke Ramirez, student council president. Ramirez said she was happy with the […]

Looking back at five decades ago

By David Stevens: Freedom editor Tucumcari’s school board held a special session 50 years ago today and unanimously approved a plan to build a new high school. The board agreed to acquire 32 acres and a concrete building — formerly used by a drive-in theater — on the “Yessler property,” where the school would be […]

Farmers need to elevate their reputation

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist As the percentage of farmers continues to decrease in proportion to the population, it seems the harder the ANTIs (HSUS, PETA, Sierra Club, name one) try to increase America’s dependence on foreign food, just as they have done with manufacturing, energy, timber, and steel. They have the foresight of a […]

Election delays could increase violence in Iraq

It’s been two weeks since the election in Iraq. Optimists hoped it would be a significant step toward forming a reasonably stable democracy that would at least be able to govern itself fairly peacefully. A final vote tally is still not available, but two things seem certain. It will probably take months for a governing […]

Area sporting events canceled due to weather

QCS Staff Saturday’s Rattler Relays have been canceled due to the weather, said Wayne Ferguson, Tucumcari Athletic Director.

Press Release: Tres Amigas plan moving forward

SANTA FE, N.M. – March 19, 2010 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it received responses at a hearing on March 18, 2010 on the regulatory filings it submitted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Tres Amigas SuperStation. FERC’s orders were as follows:

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Birthdays Haisley and Gage celebrated their birthdays together on Saturday with a princess and super hero costume party. Haisley’s fourth birthday was on March 7 and Gage’s birthday was on Saturday. They are the children of Clay and Cassie Huffman of Tucumcari.

Public records protect citizens from corruption

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedoms of speech, religion, the press, assembly and to take grievances to government officials. It’s the No. 1 item in our Bill of Rights, and in priority, in the minds of many Americans. And yet, Texas’ State Board of Education on Thursday voted to restrict students’ […]

You know you’re an old timer if …

By David Stevens: FNM editor Now that 50 is the new 30, and 85-year-old ex-presidents are jumping out of airplanes, how can you tell if you’re an old-timer? You’re an old-timer if you can remember … … the Green Hornet radio show, which ran from 1936 to 1943. Newspaper publisher Britt Reid was the crime-fighting […]