Cleanliness requires effort

Russell Anglin While making a stop on my reporting rounds Monday afternoon, I paused for a second before getting into my car to absorb my surroundings. My location provided me a particularly good vantage point from which I could take in the scenic landforms surrounding our fine city. My mind cleared as I shifted contemplation […]

Early voting begins

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Russell Anglin No contested county offices appear on the ballot for November’s elections in Quay County, but an open seat in the governor’s office and the chance to extend term limits for county officials give local voters incentive to show up to the polls. Early voting began Tuesday and the county courthouse will be open […]

State corrections department considers closing local probation office

Thomas Garcia Local and state officials expressed concerned Monday over the New Mexico Corrections Department’s consideration to close the local probation and parole office.

Americans lack religious knowledge

Karl Terry We’re blessed in this country with religious freedom, but I worry a little about our ability to retain that freedom. Because my memory, like my hair, is starting to leave me, I’ve taken to carrying a little pocket notebook. Among the things I write in that notebook are column ideas when I happen […]

Cowboy experiences full day’s work

Baxter Black “… and the old man gave his orders: “Boys, go at them from the jump, no use to go for fancy riding now.” That great line from “The Man from Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson crossed my mind as I started into the thorny brush and wicked mesquite thicket on a steep slide […]

College shootings raise questions of self protection

Freedom Newspapers Call it signs of the times. After news spread that a man armed with an automatic weapon had opened fire at the University of Texas at Austin campus, two other universities — Texas Tech in Lubbock and the UT Medical Branch in Galveston — canceled tests of emergency procedures designed to deal with […]

God’s love lets our souls take flight

Leonard Lauriault