Blame inflation for rising oil, gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Those who cannot remember the 1970s are condemned to repeat them. Even if you’re too young to remember the Disco Decade, you’ve doubtless seen pictures of cars lined up waiting to pump scarce gas at filling stations. We’d suffer that again if Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and five colleagues get their way. […]

Hunger’s emotional effects on children

Shontaya Moses

Alfred Lubrano Children in poverty are more emotionally affected by a lack of food than was previously understood, new research shows. With food prices up nearly 5 percent over last year and the poor disproportionately hurt, children are noticing their parents skipping more meals to let their youngsters eat. That’s causing kids to speak up. […]

Forces of supply, demand drive gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy […]

Area residents developing food Co-op

Thomas Garcia Area residents have joined together to create Tucumcari Food Cooperative, which plans to offer organic food to area shoppers. The Co-op’s mission is to provide high quality, natural and organic products at the lowest prices possible, according to a press release. “They will be offering a different type of natural food for the […]

Gas prices dip below $2

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By QCS Staff Leon Hewitt of Conchas was smiling as he filled up his ‘94 GMC pickup. “The last time I filled up, it cost me $94,” Hewitt said. “Now it’s $40.” Allsup’s gasoline had been $1.99 earlier and then dropped again Friday to $1.95 Because gas had gotten so expensive Hewitt said he hadn’t […]

Housing market will correct itself sans government help

Freedom New Mexico No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the […]

Gas prices hitting record highs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The price of gas in Tucumcari was possibly the highest seen all year at the pumps on Friday. The high was $3.25 a gallon for unleaded at a majority of the stations and the low was $3.12 a gallon for regular unleaded at Circle K on South First Street, […]

Letters to Editor: Rising gas prices

On Labor Day, my wife and I went to Ute Lake in Logan. We were surprised to find gasoline prices at both stations at least 20 cents cheaper than gas in Tucumcari. Given the fact that Logan is 25 miles off of Interstate-40, a small village and a tourist/recreational area that draws people all the […]

Drought takes its tolls on wheat crops

By Chelle Delaney The hard red winter wheat that Quay and neighboring counties are known for growing has been one of the slimmest crops since the 1950s, said Johnny Beevers, manager of the Melrose Grain and Elevator Co., Inc. “Last year, which was a good year, we had 40 million pounds. This year we’ve got […]

March 29, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Something has happened over the past several months in Tucumcari — gas prices have gone up and stayed up, even when they have fallen in nearby communities. I moved here from Santa Fe, the land of perpetually high prices. But Santa Feans decided to do something about the local retailers that cried “cost of doing business” […]