Four injured in vehicle rollover

Freedom New Mexico Three Socorro High School students and their teacher received minor injuries in an early morning single-vehicle roll over near Tucumcari Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on I-40 near Mile Marker 330, outside of Tucumcari, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Bryan Mitchell, 48, was eastbound when the 2005 Ford […]

Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff […]

Founder’s philosophies remembered

Editor’s note: R.C. Hoiles was founder of Freedom Communications, parent company of our newspaper. In conjunction with the company’s emergence Friday from bankruptcy and the changing ownership from the Hoiles family, we’re dedicating this week’s editorial page to remembering Hoiles’ philosophies.

Security, safety personal responsibility

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense People who live in the Chicago, Washington D.C., or San Francisco inner cities lock their doors at night. They are careful where they travel within the city. They all have friends who have been mugged, had homes burglarized, cars stolen or lives taken. They travel the […]

Contrasts prevalent in landscapes

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist On a recent daytrip I went in search of photos and was struck by the multitude of contrasts in our eastern New Mexico landscape. We hadn’t done it in a long time, so my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and two cabin-fever-fraught dogs for a photo safari. We […]

Rodeo team qualifies seven to nationals

By Kimberly Hanna: Mesalands Community College The Mesalands Community College rodeo teams completed their seasons at the New Mexico State University Rodeo in Las Cruces last weekend, qualifying seven to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). “We have a good group going to nationals this year. They have all worked hard and have the capability […]

Fishing report — May 5

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Fishing is good for 16-17-inch rainbows with many limits reported. Spinners and power bait are working best. No reports on other species. Officials said 2,772 rainbows were stocked last week. Conchas Lake: The water is fairly […]

NMSU horse riding clinic set for June

By Audry Olmsted: New Mexico State University Riders wanting to learn from the best about how to handle their horses — and try their hand at a little friendly competition — are invited to attend the Ranch Horse Clinic and Ranch Cutting Competition scheduled June 5-6 in Tucumcari. The two-day event is being organized by […]

San Jon teams top robotics competition

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun San Jon’s robotics teams earned first- and second-place finishes at the Inaugural Regional Botball tournament in Las Cruces. Eight teams competed on March 20 in the New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament, including two teams from San Jon High School. San Jon has 11 students on its robotics team, but […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end to the family ownership of a media chain that […]