Woods plans senate run

QCS staff Republican John Patrick “Pat” Woods will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. Woods is a fourth-generation farmer in the Grady and Broadview area, encompassing parts of Curry and Quay counties. He plans to focus on enacting education reforms and repealing the law that allows illegal […]

Diving deeper into debt won’t help overcome it

The Senate is facing the politically uncomfortable prospect of raising the limit on the national debt — again — to somewhere north of $13 trillion. Senate Democrats are seeking a way to fold the admission of fiscal malpractice into some larger spending bill, hoping it won’t be noticed — and exploited politically. President Barack Obama […]

Death penalty repeal heads to governor

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Friday’s decisive state Senate vote to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico was a direct result of November’s election of several new lawmakers. That’s the opinion expressed both by a leading supporter and by a leading opponent of House Bill 285, which would replace the death […]

Harden returns to state Senate

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Clint Harden is returning to state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 11:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 67.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals were 7,304-3,482 in favor of Harden. “I’m pleased and satisfied,” […]

11-24-2007: Calendar

Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Monday: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Heather Wilson’s Listening Tour, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 West Route 66 Blvd. Candidate for US Senate to field questions and discuss issues with Quay County residents. Monday: 5 p.m., Special work session, […]

State legislators visit with area residents

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun More than 50 area business leaders and government officials had lunch with state legislators Tuesday. Rep. Brian Moore and Sen. Clint Harden were in town for the annual ACI Roundhouse Review — an event organized by the Association for Commerce and Industry and the Tucumcari/ Quay County Chamber of […]

State Senate will reconsider smoking ban through House bill

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico House of Representatives recently voted 49-12 to institute the Clean Air Act, a bill designed to prohibit smoking in all public places including restaurants but excluding bars. The bill is now being debated in the senate; however the senate voted Thursday on a similar bill that […]

Senate race finally over – 21 days late

David Irvin Twenty two days after the election, the people of Senate District 7 finally have official word. Republican Clinton Harden of Clovis is their state senator defeating Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes. Harden received 9,010 votes and Frost received 8,974 votes. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca […]

Local Senate race almost a bargain

Elaine Quarles In this district in the northeastern corner of the state, winning candidates often spend less than $20,000 to get elected. Contributions for the 2004 State Senate race between Sen. Clinton Harden and the Democratic challenger, Robert Frost, are typical. Campaign finance reports filed to date with the Secretary of State and available online […]

Ute Lake Water project heads to Senate

Jack King Federal authorization legislation for the Ute Water Project will be submitted to the U.S. Senate in June, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Thursday. Officials have said authorization legislation is required before the project can be eligible for federal funds. Jude McCartin, Bingaman’s Washington press representative, said authorization legislation will not […]