Rep. Udall fights for student aid

By Angela Peacock U.S. Representative Tom Udall is working to prevent the U.S. Department of Education from cutting back on key higher education grants and work studies programs. Udall recently signed a letter to members of the conference committee reviewing the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill, urging Congress to retain a Senate passed provision that would restore […]

Restoring New Mexico history to flying capacity

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari is no longer just a resting place for road travelers, as of Monday, planes are also making a stop. After its battle days during World War II, the Beechcraft AT 11 aircraft that was used to train more than 5,400 combat soldiers is making its way back to Albuquerque. Scott Witshger […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Election brings new leaders

QCS Reports Two new members were elected to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors Tuesday. The AHCD election drew 20,040 voters around three districts. There are five members on board that are elected to a four year terms. Elections are held every two years for consistency purposes. This year three board members were […]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet […]

Wind-generated power available for purchase

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By Angela Peacock During a wind ranch dedication ceremony Wednesday at the Tiban Mesa near house Public Service Company of New Mexico officially announced its ability to power 94,000 homes using wind-generated electricity. “I can honestly say there are few things in life that are truly gorgeous but this is one of them,” said PNM […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trucker wants to be superhero

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By Angela Peacock Stay optomistic, peaceful, realize life is beautiful and never forget God is the boss is how Haile Watson approaches life each day. While on his way to California to drop off a shipment for CRST 26-year-old Watson, from Long Beach, New York, stopped at Love’s Country Stop Friday and talked about various […]

New MBA program offered by Eastern

By Angela Peacock Beginning Oct. 21 Eastern New Mexico University will offer a Master of Business Administration program through Mesalands Community College. Lee Weyant, assistant professor of management and graduate coordinator for Eastern’s MBA program, said the MBA program is designed for working adults with or without an undergraduate degree in business. Courses will be […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 […]