Fishing report — Dec. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.Coyote Creek — The water is low and fishing is slow with no […]

Local probation, parole office closing

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Thomas Garcia A lower caseload and fewer offenders over the past five years has prompted the New Mexico Corrections Department to downsize the local probation and parole office, a department spokesperson said.

State corrections department considers closing local probation office

Thomas Garcia Local and state officials expressed concerned Monday over the New Mexico Corrections Department’s consideration to close the local probation and parole office.

Local agency to fund counseling services

Thomas Garcia A local agency opted to fund Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health counseling services after legislature cutbacks led to statewide budget cuts.

Compassion for animals can be complex

Baxter Black I was sitting on the beach reading the Malibu newspaper to acquaint myself with their local concerns. There were the usual stories — real estate, recession, anti-motorcycle rants, the Interior Secretary’s visit to the park, and the anti-rodenticide brigade.

Bingaman addresses local concerns

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Thomas Garcia Local officials met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to discuss issues affecting residents in Quay County. Money for improvements at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and transmission lines for wind energy were a few of the issues raised by officials who met with Bingaman on Wednesday. “If there’s a possibility of more stimulus […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Sayings add color to local language

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public, but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days […]

Annual program aims to curb drunken driving

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, public information officer for the state police. “It’s […]

Road marker features pioneer woman

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new roadside marker on west Route 66 honors a local pioneering woman’s legacy. More than 20 residents and family members attended a dedication Thursday of a historical marker honoring Yetta Goldsmith Kohn. “I am touched they have chosen to recognize my great-great-grandmother,” said Yetta Julee Coffman. Coffman is […]