Cancer survivor educates public

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By Angela Peacock October is breast cancer awareness month and the Tucumcari Public Library has set up a booth inside the library to provide local residents with reading material about early detection, support groups and various other topics relating to cancer. Library Director Mary Ann Molinas said the library always tries to keep the public […]

Developer search continues

QCS Reports A candidate for a top position with the Greater Tucucmari Economic Development Corporation withdrew his application last week. Wayne Boling from Lubbock, Texas was being considered for the Economic Development Director position with the GTEDC. He was scheduled to appear at a public meeting Thursday but withdrew his application prior to the engagement. […]

‘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 […]

Amendment 2 won’t solve New Mexico’s education problems

Letter to the editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to approve a funding scheme to pay for so-called public school reforms. Constitutional Amendment 2 is risky and will most certainly jeopardize an endowment created more than 100 years ago with the idea in mind that it would serve as a reliable source […]

New Mexicans must protect the land grant permanent fund

Letter to the Editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax […]

City to host Archaeology Fair

By Angela Peacock A hands-on approach to learning New Mexico’s cultural heritage is the whole idea behind the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair. More than 20 archaeologists will set up exhibits under trees and awnings on the grounds of Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 south Adams Street on Sept. 19 and 20. Museum Director, […]

Beware more state control of our schools

Gov. Bill Richardson explains his education vision with a passion befitting a master politician. He’s stumped throughout the state in recent weeks to ask New Mexicans to allow him to show us all how to put our public schools on the right path to producing better-prepared children — at no extra cost. To do that, […]

City school snags $26,000 arts grant

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari public schools received more than $26,000 in grants from the New Mexico State Department of Education on Aug. 13 to benefit elementary arts education for the upcoming school year. The grant was part of the Supplemental General Appropriations Act of 2003 in which elementary art, music, theater and dance education were […]

Richardson promises help for schools

Angela Peacock Improving education was the main topic of discussion by Gov. Bill Richardson during Thursday afternoon’s town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Richardson proposed two educational amendments for voters to consider before the September elections. First he wants to establish a new state education position, the Secretary of Education, who will sit […]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement […]