Congress at fault for horses’ poor welfare

The road to increased horse abandonment and abuse is paved with good intentions. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recently finished its report on the current status of horse welfare in the U.S. titled “Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic Slaughter.” The GAO is the equivalent of the person who inspects […]

Public welfare tough for state to define

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Defining “public welfare” is a challenge for a state so diversified as New Mexico, Quay County Commissioner Franklin McCasland said Monday as he updated fellow commissioners on the Feb. 28 New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission Ad Hoc committee meeting. McCasland said the committee is working to make sure all […]

Public welfare considered in water plan

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Public welfare and future water projections took center stage Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center, as the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Plan’s public steering committee met throughout the afternoon. The committee, made up of representatives of cities and counties throughout eastern New Mexico, is now in the process […]

8/6 Letter to the Editor

I am concerned that quotations attributed to me in Wednesday’s paper about the proposed horse-race track may have been misconstrued. I never intended to imply that welfare recipients are likely to become addicted to gambling. My intent was only to say that I am concerned about the welfare of everyone in our community, including the […]