New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

Steve Jobs revolutionized industry

With his death this week, they’re saying Steve Jobs was an inventor and innovator on par with Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. I’m not sure if that’s true or not but I’ve got to say every Apple product I’ve sat down in front of or picked up has worked really well. Going through […]

Bureaucrats should not set health premiums

Freedom Communications State legislators are considering yet another unnecessary, counterproductive law to regulate the health care industry. As last year, with legislation passed in California and the Obamacare health law passed by Congress, this year’s Assembly Bill 52 seeks to control health care costs by using government’s heavy regulatory hand. It approaches the problem in […]

Letter to the editor: Conservacare unsustainable

This is an attempt to analyze some points that are pursued in various editorials and conservative articles. “Representative Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., budget would reduce the deficit.” The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) says it would increase. His expense cuts, at the expense of the most vulnerable, will go largely for more tax cuts for the wealthy. […]

Phil H. Bidegain recognized as livestock industry leader

By Carol Wilson, special to QCS (Reprinted from New Mexico Stockman , November, 2007 with permission from the publisher.) By Carol Wilson Special to the QCS The lightening dances across the night sky, tearing at the darkness with jagged fingers. As the first drops of rain begin to fall, Phillip Howard Bidegain leaves the sheltering […]

Cable industry should push back against FCC regs

Perhaps it’s not all that surprising. Any government agency set up with a mission to regulate some aspect of commercial life develops an institutional imperative to regulate ever more aspects. So the Federal Communications Commission, which was barred by law in 1984 from regulating cable television — to give the industry a chance to grow […]

9/10 Letters to the editor

Dear Editor: We were recently robbed. The thief took an old lawnmower and the gasoline that would power it. The lawnmower was left resting in the back yard while we ran a quick errand, between the time we had cut the back lawn and before we could address the front. It was early afternoon and […]

Gas prices soaring higher

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The pinch of soaring gas prices is leaving its mark in Quay County. Tucumcari police reports indicated four separate gas skips last weekend. Quay County commissioners are in the process of reviewing their county vehicle policy to see how fuel can be conserved. On Wednesday, a gallon of premium unleaded at […]

8/20 Letters to the Editor

Monthly fee should produce regular collection of trash I’m writing in regard to the garbage service. I pay $28 per month for service and have to constantly check to see if it’s picked up. Each time it’s not, there’s always an excuse — new driver on route, driver injured, some relative died, etc. And yet […]

Frasier running for commission seat

Doyle W. Frasier 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “I have lived numerous places traveling with road construction and Quay County is definitely unique. I feel the diversified cultures and compatibility of our county gives us an inner strength you don’t see in other places. We live here because we […]