Three decades prove resilience

Baxter Black This year marked my 30th writing this column. The column runs in 150 papers around the country and in Canada. For the most part they can be described as trade publications, or as a smaller weekly or daily papers. It is impressive to me how many of these publications continue to remain in […]

Border safety still uncertain despite changes

Freedom New Mexico Winter Texans who already are starting to trickle into the Rio Grande Valley and others interested in crossing into Mexico might be alarmed at some of the latest news coming out of Mexico. Then again, they might be relieved. President Felipe Calderon last week sent Mexico’s Congress a proposal to do away […]

News Channel 10 Summer Celebration tour

News Channel 10 will be coming to Tucumcari on Monday to celebrate our community. Local organizations have planned a day of community Events.  

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff […]

Rep Lujan to be guest speaker at graduation

QCS staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., will be guest speaker at the Mesalands Community College graduation ceremonies on May 7, according to a college news release recapping highlights of the April 14 board of trustees meeting. Also from the meeting: • College President Phillip O. Barry presented an appropriation request that has been […]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and […]

What happened to news that matters?

Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of millions instantly but trying to […]

Mesalands president suspended

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Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. Barry could not be […]

Newspapers were once heartbeat of community

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist We have watched more changes in our newspapers than most of us can even recall, and we always live with the hope that we will be seeing much local news. According to what we are being told, some of that hope just might come to pass, and we need to […]