Quay County unofficial vote totals

Quay County Unofficial Vote Totals Official totals will be available Friday after canvassing. Democrat (1,614 voters) U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman 1,171 U.S. Representative Tom Udall 1,141 Governor Bill Richardson 1,076 Anselmo A. Chavez* 0 Secretary of State Shirley Hooper 474 Stephanie Gonzales 321 Mary Herrera 298 Lititia Montoya 150 Lt. Governor Diane Denish 1,094 State [...]

12/17 Editorial

The witnesses to the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams were appropriately somber. Ending the life of a human being is not something to be undertaken lightly. The way the state handles such deaths reflects a certain consciousness of how somber the responsibility is. In earlier times, the executioner was hooded, thus retaining some degree of [...]

Baxter Black peeks into future news

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Future headline: “Governor calls for mandatory evacuation.” California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in response to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and Gulf Coast, has declared the San Andreas Fault line and its tributaries an eminent disaster area of enormous proportions. He is exercising executive privilege and ordering the evacuation [...]

Hold your horses: Governor reins in racetrack rhetoric

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Minutes before New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson led the Rattler Parade of Classes Saturday in a vintage 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, he suggested holding back on racetrack rhetoric. “Talk of a track in Tucumcari is premature.” Richardson said. “We’ll wait for about a year to see the economic impact [...]

Governor seeks money for rodeo

TV Hagenah Rodeo in Tucumcari and across New Mexico will get a boost if Gov. Bill Richardson has his way. A proposal from the governor’s office is aimed at promoting rodeoing and at least three of Richardson’s goals would directly affect the Quay County area: • College scholarships totaling $400, 000 for New Mexico residents [...]

Governor give GTEDC $1.5 Million

TV Hagenah Governor Bill Richardson came to Quay County Friday morning and before he left, the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation had a commitment for $1.5 million. According to representatives of Richardson, the commitment in funding by the governor’s office is part of the governor’s plan to encourage economic development in rural areas of New [...]

City gets money for new truck

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Fire Department is getting a new fire truck by way of a grant from the New Mexico governor’s office, and members of the fire department are elated about it. “We are very happy about this news,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry when he heard it was official that Tucumcari would [...]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 [...]

Voting ‘yes’ will provide needed funding

Letter to the Editor What does Republican Senator Domenici have in common with Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman, Governor Bill Richardson, business leaders, former Governor Garry Carruthers, and public school employees and parents? They all agree that we New Mexicans should invest our Permanent School Fund money where it is needed; where it was intended….in our [...]

Beware more state control of our schools

Gov. Bill Richardson explains his education vision with a passion befitting a master politician. He’s stumped throughout the state in recent weeks to ask New Mexicans to allow him to show us all how to put our public schools on the right path to producing better-prepared children — at no extra cost. To do that, [...]