Citizenship take effort

By Leon Logan Citizenship takes effort I agree with religion columnist Debra Whittington in the Oct. 1 issue concerning God being over everything. As a citizen it is our responsibility to be informed, and to be informed requires some effort

McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

Market area’s natural assets, leave the headaches and heartaches of casinos alone

By Nancy Hoff I was appalled when I read in the newspaper that over 8,000 signatures have been collected in favor of the proposed racetrack/casino. I wondered where these signatures had come from as there certainly are not 8,000 supporters in Tucumcari. If Clovis and Amarillo want a casino so bad, let them fight for […]

Racino not what entire town wants

By Brian Haines Last week we held a rather well advertised rally regarding the potential coming of a “racino” to our community. During the course of the week I overheard several statements made that I wanted to use this forum to address: First: at some point it was stated that “99 percent” of Tucumcari residents […]

Racino unhealthy for body, spirit

I’m opposed to the racetrack/casino being promoted by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., the City Council and Quay County commissioners, who apparently view the racino as a regional economic panacea. As a minister of Christ, I primarily oppose gambling on moral as well as practical grounds. I believe it to be a sickness that […]

Opinion column should use scientific backing

Regarding the May 3 editorial “Listing polar bears as endangered is bad for business:” Polar Bears are the canaries in the mine. Basically the column ridicules science and belittles any ideas to control greenhouse gases in the supposition it will hurt development. It will create jobs. The writer presents science as an “iffy” proposition. He […]

Letter 3

… In my heart there rings a melody, there rings a melody of love (Roth, 1924).” Valentines Day is past, but spring will soon be upon us with leaves and flowers and twitterpation – blind consumption with affairs of the heart. The Bible says we’re to have many things in our hearts in addition to […]

Another letter

… In my heart there rings a melody, there rings a melody of love (Roth, 1924).” Valentines Day is past, but spring will soon be upon us with leaves and flowers and twitterpation – blind consumption with affairs of the heart. The Bible says we’re to have many things in our hearts in addition to […]