Supreme Court decision protects religious freedom

The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s position, which was […]

Tucumcari, Santa Rosa compete for museum

Russell Anglin Johnnie Meier has an important decision to make. Meier, former president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association and current owner of the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, has officials from Tucumcari and Santa Rosa competing to host his collection of Route 66 memorabilia. Meier said he wants to establish the first New […]

Court decision another blow to Bill of Rights

Americans must be ever-vigilant that, in the name of combating terrorism, we don’t also undermine our vital liberties. That’s why we’re troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that upheld banning even clearly nonmaterial support to groups the government considers terrorist organizations. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote […]

Free speech not a bargaining chip in china deal

The Internet behemoth Google announced last week it would stop filtering content for its Chinese-language search Web site in China, a bold decision that could lead to Google being blocked in China. The move hoists a glaring spotlight on Beijing’s ongoing desire to stifle free speech and manipulate Chinese markets. And, while it looks like […]

Ute advisory group meeting ends with no decision

Thomas Garcia A Ute Reservoir Advisory Group meeting Friday ended with no decision because of differences over 25 feet of water. The group, which is made up of members from the Ute Water Commission and the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, met at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Their goal was to develop a comprehensive […]

Aug. 16, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Enthusiasm for racino evident in Tucumcari The article in the Quay County Sun’s Aug. 13 issue about racetracks favoring Raton over Tucumcari makes me ask: Why can other racetracks weigh in about a decision when their management will be in direct competition with Coronado Park over the gambling dollar? The people of Tucumcari showed their […]

Club undecided about show’s fate

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Rotary Club of Tucumcari were in shock following the crash. It was the group’s 14th event and it put a number of hours in preparation. An emergency plan had been worked out days before and security measures had also been developed in the event of an […]

Appeals Court rules in favor of Tucumcari Landfill

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the Environment Department’s permit for the City of Tucumcari to proceed with its plan for a new landfill north of town. The Pickett Ranch, a neighbor of the landfill, had contested the permit. A woman who answered the phone at the […]

1/28 Editorial

When the Founding Fathers set up our system of government, they didn’t intend for states to be the poor cousins of the federal government. Rather, they were to be independent entities, with the federal government acting as their agent when dealing with other nations or as the arbiter of disputes between states. The attraction of […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]