Longhorns’ lack experience, not confidence

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan football team is young, but don’t tell head coach Billy Burns his squad is rebuilding. “What I think it is for the younger guys is an experience year, for the older guys this is all they got — this is it,” Burns said. The Longhorns (2-2) take on Melrose at […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

‘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 […]

Arizona man remembers city before I-40

By Angela Peacock The last time Scott Lane visited Tucumcari he traveled Historic Route 66 because Interstate 40 wasn’t complete. Not only was Lane in complete amazement that Tucumcari was still in exsistance he was blown away at hotel prices. Paying $74 dollars a night wasn’t anything Lane had seen since he left the east […]

Special election still a toss up

By Angela Peacock With only six days until the Sept. 23 statewide special election Quay County educators share mixed beliefs about voting to approve the two educational amendments. Voting “yes” on the amendments isn’t even a question for Tucumcari Elementary School teachers Martha O’Rear, Ruth Ann Litchfield and Norrie Maciel. They all believe Amendment One […]

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 […]

Fair, a can’t miss event

By Lynn Moncus As Sept. 19 and 20 draw near, excitement mounts at Tucumcari Historical Museum. Bruce Nutt is doing handsprings while trying to get everything in readiness for the coming state archaeology Fair. Connie Montano has been delivering posters and cards as well as helping Bruce with the chores around the museum. If any […]

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, […]