Court halts license process

Thomas Garcia Quay County’s effort to land the state’s last racing license was halted Friday when Raton District Judge John Paternoster granted an injunction to La Mesa, the original license holder. “We respect what the court has said, though we do not agree with it,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

College’s growth follows strategic plan

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College has continued to grow and advance by establishing strategic priorities, goals, and accomplishing these goals through Tactical Objectives. The goals and objectives are the framework for the Strategic Plan. The College has developed five strategic plans to date. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 addressed five strategic priorities: Capture cultural, […]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Child Sense: Remember your child’s dominant sense while starting a garden together

Priscilla J. Dunstan Family activities are wonderful for creating memories, building family unity and having fun. It’s important to pick activities that the whole family can enjoy, remembering that not everyone enjoys things in exactly the same way. Building a spring garden together, while using each child’s dominant sense, can make each part of the […]

Illegal immigrants deserve due process

Freedom New Mexico “What part of illegal don’t you understand?” Immigration rights opponents invoke the question so often it hardly brings a response anymore. Our nation has treated the immigration process differently, with a separate court system and a system of enforcement that is more in line with civil proceedings. As the issue has heated […]

Nobel winning author breaks mold for once

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

Grandparents provide fresh perspective

Russell Anglin If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Almost every person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an […]

Police chiefs talks about changes, goals

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QC Sun staff Editor’s note: Jason Braziel was named Tucumcari’s police chief on April 7. He answered questions from Quay County Sun Staff Writer Thomas Garcia on Friday: Q. What immediate changes have you made to the department? A. On my first day as chief I changed the duty shifts of our officers from 12 […]

Meslands puts together its new strategic plan

Special to the Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College keeps no secrets about how it accomplishes its goals and continues to grow and progress in its rural setting. It’s all done by establishing strategic plans that put in place tactical objectives and goals that can be accomplished and thereby move the institution forward. During the […]