Area meteorologists expect milder conditions this winter

QCSun Staff The upcoming winter weather in Quay County should be warmer, milder and drier than last winter’s, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Kerry Jones, meteorologist with the NWS Albuquerque area office, said this winter marks a transition from El Nino to La Nina weather patterns in the United States. “(La Nina) is when […]

Comments from the Canyons: Candidates with ‘personal touch’ appealing

Lynn Moncus By this time of year, most of us are becoming a little tired of listening to and watching politicians bashing each other. As we watch their behavior, we wonder if we really want them to represent us in any office, but we have to remember that freedom of speech allows them to speak […]

God always reliable to give straight answer

My wife often chides me for not giving a straight answer when she asks me what I want for dinner. I don’t tell her what I want for dinner because I don’t know what she has in the pantry and I know that whatever she makes will be good. Our house isn’t a restaurant and […]

Commanding animals natural

Karl Terry My authority makes my wife jealous. To clarify, I have little or no authority over her but the fact that our dogs actually listen to me and occasionally do what I say makes her mad. They don’t usually listen to her and rarely do what she asks. The best example is making the […]

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 […]

Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some […]

Don’t get caught up in past

By Debra Whittington For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Grocers oppose reintroduction of food tax

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Local grocers don’t believe reinstating a food tax is the solution to solving a shortfall in state revenue. The statewide food tax was abolished six years ago by New Mexico Legislature with Gov. Bill Richardson’s support. But a 42-member task force appointed by Richardson in November appears to be […]

Comments from the Canyons: Fond memories of school, teachers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist A friend asked recently if I still miss teaching and the beginning of school. I had to admit that I do, and apparently always will, but that I am sort of glad I don’t have to prepare any lectures or grade any essays. Actually, I miss the students and the […]