Job creation still most pressing issue for 2012

Freedom New Mexico The volatile U.S. housing market finally is going to experience a little growth, predicts Chapman University’s 34th annual economic forecast. Nationally, housing starts crashed from 1.8 million in 2006, the height of the real estate boom, to under 600,000 starts annually in 2009-11. The forecast expects a rise to 602,000 units 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. […]

Rep. Ryan’s proposal could save health care

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a dramatic change to nudge us closer to market-based health care’s inherent economic freedom and away from Nanny State entitlements’ inevitable bankruptcy. We will continue to argue for market solutions to America’s health care dilemma, but we find much to admire in Ryan’s proposal. We […]

Letter to the editor: Market and government intertwine

The March 2 editorial in the Quay County Sun dwelled on the ‘evils’ of ‘guvmint’ and worshipped the ‘god’ of ‘free market’ and small government.’ “Free market” is a fantasy that never existed. To Quote “Winner-Take-All Politics,” “The libertarian vision of a night-watchman state gently policing an unfettered free market is a philosophical concept not […]

Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Lawsuit filed against Clayton Ranch Market

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton. Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store […]

Free market must have rules to follow

The only part of Saturday’s editorial — “Fed seeking permanence in private sector” — I disagree with is this statement: “The way the Bush administration used 9/11 to vastly expand government power and secrecy reminds us how the Obama administration is using the current economic crisis to vastly expand the government’s involvement in private business.” […]

Tucumcari’s bull market a sellout

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The top selling yearling at the Tucumcari Bull Test Sale was from the J-C Angus Ranch in Moriarty and was sold for $3,500, according to sale officials. Despite the downturn in the economy and the drought, 40 more bulls, a total of 122 were sold on Friday than at last year’s sale.

Chile craving takes over in fall season

By Karl Terry: Guest Columnist As the nights get cooler and the leaves begin to turn, the craving hits me. With a longing like an expectant mother for pickles and ice cream, my search instead is for fresh green chile. We laid in our winter store of the spicy vegetable last week with a purchase […]

10-04-2008: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Route 66 Flea Market, Convention Center parking lot, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Call 461-4079.Today: 8 a.m., VFW Post #2528 Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale and Bake Sale, VFW Hall, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Tables can be rented for $5. Call 461-3061.Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on […]