Iraqi Christians face persecution

Freedom New Mexico One of the more unfortunate consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the virtual decimation of the already-small Christian community in Iraq. Christians were hardly immune from persecution under Saddam Hussein, but since they constituted less than 3 percent of the population and were not a threat to the regime, […]

Election delays could increase violence in Iraq

It’s been two weeks since the election in Iraq. Optimists hoped it would be a significant step toward forming a reasonably stable democracy that would at least be able to govern itself fairly peacefully. A final vote tally is still not available, but two things seem certain. It will probably take months for a governing […]

Iraq, Afghanistand vets can apply for new GI benefits

By QCS Staff On Monday, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans can apply in Tucumcari for the new college benefits, said a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s office.

Press Release: Bingaman on the swine flu, troops in Iraq and public lands in Taos

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about legislation he has introduced to preserve public lands in Taos, the swine flue, troops in Iraq. To hear Bingaman’s remarks click here: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman042709m.mp3

Tucumcari Detachment going to Iraq

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Chelle Delaney In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari and their loved ones attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque. The conference will focus on […]

Students receive flag flown in Iraq

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The Tucumcari High School Student Council recently received an American Flag from the International Police Advisors located at Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, Iraq. The advisors are working in Iraq, training the Iraqi Police Force. They received Christmas care packages from the student council containing letters cards, food, snacks, electronics, Christmas tree decorations and toiletries; and […]

McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

Udall hears Hull overpass concerns

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. said Tuesday it was ironic the U.S. government spent money to build bridges in Iraq while the country’s infrastructure, such as the Hull Street overpass, was deteriorating. Udall was responding Tuesday to a statement from Clovis resident Angelina Baca who said, coupled with high […]

Candidates stump for senate seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In back-to-back appearances, two Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate visited Tucumcari on Monday. The candidates, U.S. Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce, are vying for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. Domenici recently announced he would retire because of health reasons. Wilson stressed […]

Doors keep getting knocked open

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Why does it bother me so much? I’m talking about something we see on the television every day. It’s the footage showing the war in Iraq. They are different scenes, but often they all show the same thing. They show: Our soldiers breaking down someone’s door and entering someone’s […]