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Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon If you missed the events at Tucumcari Historical Museum last weekend, you missed one of the most exciting times we have had there this century. The New Mexico Archaeologists were there en masse and had more to tell us than we could possibly begin to learn. Just viewing their […]

Americans have mixed view on First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which guarantees such rights […]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 […]

Teacher’s-aide says vote ‘yes’ on both amendments

Letter to the editor By now, most citizens of Quay County are aware of the special election coming up on Tuesday. As a teachers-aide of 27 years in Tucumcari and as a grandparent of six grandchildren in the schools, I am asking the voting citizens of our county to please for passage of the two […]

Amendment 2 won’t solve New Mexico’s education problems

Letter to the editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to approve a funding scheme to pay for so-called public school reforms. Constitutional Amendment 2 is risky and will most certainly jeopardize an endowment created more than 100 years ago with the idea in mind that it would serve as a reliable source […]

New Mexicans must protect the land grant permanent fund

Letter to the Editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax […]

Voting ‘yes’ will provide needed funding

Letter to the Editor What does Republican Senator Domenici have in common with Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman, Governor Bill Richardson, business leaders, former Governor Garry Carruthers, and public school employees and parents? They all agree that we New Mexicans should invest our Permanent School Fund money where it is needed; where it was intended….in our […]

Fair, a can’t miss event

By Lynn Moncus As Sept. 19 and 20 draw near, excitement mounts at Tucumcari Historical Museum. Bruce Nutt is doing handsprings while trying to get everything in readiness for the coming state archaeology Fair. Connie Montano has been delivering posters and cards as well as helping Bruce with the chores around the museum. If any […]

Beware more state control of our schools

Gov. Bill Richardson explains his education vision with a passion befitting a master politician. He’s stumped throughout the state in recent weeks to ask New Mexicans to allow him to show us all how to put our public schools on the right path to producing better-prepared children — at no extra cost. To do that, […]

Every cowman’s nightmare

Baxter Black It was every cowman’s nightmare. Owen’s ranch in Globe was a long way from the Prescott sale barn. It also involved passing through the “Gates of Hell,” as he referred to the booming, seething expanse of asphalt and dragon’s breath other call Phoenix. Girding his loins, he loaded one old bull and ten […]