Letter to the editor: Most Pipeline jobs only temporary

The Jan. 25 editorial about the Trans-Canada pipeline headlined “Pipeline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs” uses the conservative mantra — facts be damned to defend the status quo. The editorial states with today’s technology leaks are unlikely; that should make the Gulf Coast residents feel better. Professor John Stansbury, University of Nebraska, said that [...]

Pipleline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs

By denying a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, President Barack Obama may succeed in delaying until after November’s election the politically difficult decision of which loyal constituency to offend, big labor or environmental activists. What is more certain is that the political maneuvering to deny a permit for the controversial 1,600-mile pipeline [...]

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 [...]

Government can’t create jobs by spending

Hope that President Barack Obama had come up with a brilliant means of creating jobs — something big enough to warrant a joint session of Congress — was dashed after Thursday’s salesman-like pitch for another round of massive stimulus spending. Obama cannot create jobs and is likely to cause more debt. Mitt Romney and Rick [...]

Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real [...]

Changing times make some jobs obsolete

Karl Terry

Hopes dashed for green job training

Thomas Garcia College officials advised Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees that Mesalands will miss out on $250,000 in state funds from the New Mexico Legislature because a House committee tabled House Bill 622. District 3 Rep. Ben Lujan introduced House Bill 622 in the 2009 sate Legislature House, which is also known as “The [...]

State hopeful for ‘Green Collar’ jobs in future

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and biomass, offer the state an opportunity to diversify its economy and provide “green collar jobs, said Lt. Gov. Diane Denish at a Renew conference in Tucumcari Wednesday. “Clean energy offers all of us a chance at new revenue streams for New [...]

Land donation for feed yard up for approval

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A contract for land for a feedlot will be up for review by City Commissioners on Thursday at a regular meeting. The contract is to call for the donation 218 acres of land to the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. which will in turn donate the land to the developers [...]

Ethanol plant set to receive $220K training bonus

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Route 66 Ethanol plant — to be operational in late summer — is to receive $223,783 for creating 27 jobs from the state’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). The program is one of the state’s economic development tools to bring in new businesses and to assist existing businesses [...]