Governor picks Tucumcari fire chief for Fire Protection Grant Council

By Thomas Garcia

Letters to the editor — June 29

New plan beats death panels Governor Martinez’s signing of a call to repeal the health care act is her affirmation of the conservative agenda of maintaining the status quo or more accurately, revert to the “robber baron” days. The Affordable Health Care Act was designed to cover more people, curb some insurance abuses and put […]

Racing commission members come from various backgrounds

Charles D. Brunt There will be four new faces on the five-member New Mexico Racing Commission when the governor-appointed body convenes for its regular meeting here today. Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Jerald Glenn Closper of Los Lunas, Gayla McCulloch of Farmington, Rob Doughty III of Albuquerque, and Beverly Bourguet of Albuquerque to the panel, […]

Candidate profiles: Governor

QCSun Staff The Quay County Sun spoke with state Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, a Democrat, and Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez, a Republican, about their race for governor of New Mexico. Below are their responses.

Kid’s pardon should be left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

Candidate profiles: Lieutenant governor

Primary elections are Tuesday in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

King’s style of government loved by citizens statewide

By Karl Terry As I grew up and came of age it seemed Bruce King had always been governor of New Mexico. With three different terms he was in the governor’s chair a long time. It seemed the man, who passed away Friday at 85, truly loved the job of governor and the people of […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Governor’s pledge to Tucumcari not forgotten

Chelle Delaney The capital outlay dollars were skimpy at best when this year’s legislative session ended.