Leon Logan: Letter to the Editor

Viewpoint accuracy questionable The Albuquerque Journal “Viewpoint” in the June 24 issue of Quay County Sun must have been talking about a different program than what was studied by the New Mexico Chapter of  American College of Physicians. The federal government will pay all the cost of extending Medicaid to the eligible uninsured for the […]

Letter to the Editor

Poverty affects children’s learning   Our governor recently mentioned  truancy problems in schools that we need to address. Then in the same speech, she wanted us to become a “right to work” state. The issues are diametrically opposed. Poverty is the largest problem facing our public schools. Unions give working people a voice in bargaining […]

Letter to the Editor

Judge thanks volunteer attorneys On December 11, 2014, the County Clerks in De Baca, Quay, and Harding County were required to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the race for state land commissioner. By law, the judge, or an attorney designated by the judge, is required to be present during the recount so […]

Letter to the Editor

A long list of things have the support of the majority of the public that Republicans have no intentions of addressing. Among those are immigration reform, consumer protection, health care, infrastructure maintenance, controls on financial institutions, etc. The chief executive officer of XL pipeline said the pipeline would create about 50 permanent jobs; the balance […]

Letters to the Editor

Support local car shows As a car enthusiast, I’m disappointed with the car show at the Fired-Up program Sept. 27 in Tucumcari. Only four cars and three motorcycles were at the show. I’m an outsider (not from Tucumcari), but I know of at least 12 to 25 nice cars in the Tucumcari area. When you […]

Letter to the Editor

Curb appeal is a must As president of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to let the community know about the importance of curb appeal. All of our citizens should be willing to make our city trash free and attractive, not just for our benefit but for those traveling through. Keeping our […]

Former Rattler passes away Letter to Editor

Former Rattler remembered A former Rattler great passed away recently.  He was James Lee (Jim) Pelzer, who quarterbacked the Tucumcari Rattler football teams in the late 1940s.  He was in the same backfield as the great Don Babers who went on to star for Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State). Pelzer’s parents owned and […]

Letter to the Editor

Food stamps for the hungry Frequently, articles in various conservative publications complain about food stamps for “those people,” proposing various steps to restrict their use including drug testing. Our governor falls into that category. Children comprise 45 percent of food-stamp recipients and 41 percent are working people. An example of “welfare for the rich:” Stephen […]

Letter to the editor

The most important part of a child’s education is their ability to read. If we want New Mexico to keep moving forward, we need to make sure our kids can read effectively. Fortunately, our governor understands this, and she has worked during her first term to get the job done. When it comes to our […]

Letter to the editor — Dec. 18

City staff deserves recognition Regarding the Oct. 23 comment in which Dora Salinas McTigue said, “I have done more than anyone including my predecessor for my district:” The 16 years I represented City Commission District 1, commissioners worked together with the city staff, local, state, federal elected representatives, and private citizens to upgrade and replace […]