New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

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 […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]

Where are the books going, gone?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Book Review sections and book reviews themselves are fading at such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and San Diego Union-Tribune. The Wall Street Journal published a story about the trend, attributing it to the lack of book advertising. There have […]

Some call it public service, watchdog

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff What’s the source of the sunshine? Throughout this past week, Sunshine Week 2007, you may have heard about how Sunshine Week started with Sunshine Sunday back in 2002. And how the first Sunshine Week was in 2005. You may have heard who supported it. That was the Knight Foundation and […]

Teacher focuses on life skills

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Not every person who leaves Tucumcari High School will need to do differential equations. But they will surely be better off if they know what kind of spouse they want. Or if they can stay within a budget. Or if they work well with others. Gail Balzano takes this […]

Tucumcari’s standards worth keeping

By David Stevens Greetings. I don’t know many of you, so I’d like to introduce myself. I am the editor for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. That means I oversee the newsrooms at the newspapers in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales. I work in all three communities, but I don’t live in any of them. I […]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]

Girl Scouts collect newspapers

The Tucumcari Girl Scouts will be holding a newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Representatives of the Girl Scouts said they encourage anyone with old newspapers to drop them off so they can be recycled.

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]