Don’t buy pets chocolate for Christmas

Aggie Moncus: Tails from the Canyon This may be a little early to talk about Christmas and my Christmas list, but the slave is sound asleep and won’t hear me playing at the computer. She has banned me from using it of late and has caused several of my fans to call to tell me […]

Calling Quay County home

By Lynn Moncus Although each day is special in our county, some are just naturally more outstanding because of friends we have made along the way. When the telephone rang Wednesday morning, one of those outstanding days was under way. Bobbie Nelson Lutz was calling from Oklahoma City to do some visiting and much reminiscing. […]

R.C. Hoiles’ legacy continues

We are privileged to walk in the editorial footsteps of one of America’s remarkable journalists, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, who was born on Nov. 24, 1878 and founded Freedom Communications Inc.. The descendants of R.C., as everybody called him, still own our Irvine, California-based parent company, and maintain his legacy of fiercely defending human liberty. The […]

N.M. needs respectable education

By Lynn Moncusa: Comments from the Canyon Noting that our state ranks 49 and 50 (worst in the nation) in math and reading certainly caused this woman from Ima to pause one more time. Both the student and teacher in me became a little chagrined and rather embarrassed. I don’t necessarily believe in ranking by […]

A little history about House

Lyn Moncus:Comments from the Canyon Last Saturday, members of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute took a field trip to Hassell, the wind farm and House in order to learn a little more about Quay County and to admire the beautiful countryside as we drove along. At the Hassell Church, we were met by Mr. and Mrs. […]

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]

Scared into loving the air show

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By Ryan Lengerich As I sat shotgun in air show pilot Greg Peterson’s Extra 300L Wednesday morning I wasn’t scared of the ride. I really wasn’t. I was scared that I may not receive a 23rd birthday present from my mom this month when she found out what I was doing. Maybe I should have […]

Support local museum

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 […]