Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly […]

Freedom should not be sacrificed despite tragedy

Decent people don’t go on killing sprees to resolve their differences. We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed […]

Forces of supply, demand drive gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy […]

State police: Fourth of July uneventful despite large crowds

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Thomas Garcia Local authorities say the holiday weekend was pleasant as nearly 40,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park in Logan. From Thursday through Sunday there were 39,000 visitors to Ute Lake State Park, said Marty Niman, New Mexico State Parks public information officer. Despite the high number of visitors the New Mexico State Police […]

Tucumcari’s bull market a sellout

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The top selling yearling at the Tucumcari Bull Test Sale was from the J-C Angus Ranch in Moriarty and was sold for $3,500, according to sale officials. Despite the downturn in the economy and the drought, 40 more bulls, a total of 122 were sold on Friday than at last year’s sale.

Bull test sales up despite softer market

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The top-seller at the Tucumcari Bull Test sale on Friday was Charolais 7-1 from Grau Charolais Cattle of Grady. The bull sold for $4,000, said sale organizer Manny Encinias. The buyer was a producer from North Dakota, said Encinias, who is a beef cattle nutritionist for the New Mexico […]