Blame inflation for rising oil, gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Those who cannot remember the 1970s are condemned to repeat them. Even if you’re too young to remember the Disco Decade, you’ve doubtless seen pictures of cars lined up waiting to pump scarce gas at filling stations. We’d suffer that again if Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and five colleagues get their way. […]

Utility spokesman: Birds caused outage

Blame it on the birds. That’s what Xcel Energy officials say is responsible for the four-hour power outage in Quay County on July 14. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said birds nesting on transmission structures caused a fault in a line feeding Tucumcari. Reeves said birds often pick up wire they find on roadsides and incorporate […]

Time for community to examine attitudes about alcohol

QCS Guest Columnist: Misti Cohran On May 18, 12-year-old Augie Montiel lost his life when he drowned in a canal. This was a tragedy true enough, but who should be punished for his death? I was at a court hearing on July 5 and it was really sad, but also stupid as I heard stories […]

Editor a pain, but has a sense of humor

Lynn Moncus This woman from Ima has remained quiet in re Editor Hagenah for as long as possible and now really must see if he has the sense of humor he says he has. Of course, this could be the last column if he’s a little edgy as he prepares it for his paper. At […]