Recent calamities reminder to prepare for end

“Heaven and earth shall pass away…But of that day and hour knoweth no man…but my Father only.” Matthew 34:35, 36

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials [...]

Economy needs permanent tax reforms, cuts

Tax reform is in the air. One proposal floating around is to eliminate or reduce the tax deduction for home mortgage interest. About 35 million homeowners use the deduction to reduce their yearly tax bills. The total deduction amounts to about $131 billion a year. During the recent wrangling in Washington over the the budget [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Quay tree tradition lives on

Lynn Moncus We have a number of Christmas traditions in our county and can trace many of them back to other countries and times before our county came into being. We also have some more recent traditions and look forward to seeing them age in order to become a part of our celebrations. One of [...]

Letter to the editor: Government-run programs efficient

Your recent editorial headlined “Conse-quences of health care unfolding” is a continuing dog and pony show to maintain the status quo for the moneyed interests. This is the same ideology of no controls on business and free market knows best — hello financial crisis and oil spill. A short summary of what the “revered” plan [...]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is [...]

Letter to the editor: Weakening government control lead to crises

The recent editorial “Government no good at dealing with catastrophes” is the usual approach used by conservative organizations such as Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and, in New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation to promote their ideology in a situation regardless of the facts. The contention is that government can do nothing right [...]

Letter to the Editor: Affordable means of college education available

A recent QC Sun headline read, “ENMU raises tuition.” It could have read, “ENMU has third lowest tuition of 79 Southwest universities.” It all depends whether we see the glass as half empty or half full, doesn’t it? For-profit universities such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan, and Franklin University seem to range from $300 [...]

Contrasts prevalent in landscapes

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist On a recent daytrip I went in search of photos and was struck by the multitude of contrasts in our eastern New Mexico landscape. We hadn’t done it in a long time, so my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and two cabin-fever-fraught dogs for a photo safari. We [...]

Udall: Country ‘moving in the right direction’

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Questions ranged from health care to federal bailouts, and some were even personal, as about 100 Quay [...]