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Pubilc should get answers on observatory evacuation

Did the National Solar Observatory, near Alamogordo, capture proof of UFOs, extraterrestrials, or maybe some end-of the-world catastrophe heading our way? Or perhaps Russian or Chinese hackers have...

 

Hansen: Finally old, but don't feel like it

How old is a 68-year-old guy supposed to be? Maybe I’m supposed to be distinguished and stately, weighting my actions with gravitas. But maybe I should be defiant, saying age is just a number,...

 

Lauriault: We're responsible for knowing God's will

I’ve heard of this before, but thought it was just a line for something like the Family Circus comic. My daughter, who lives locally, has been attending church with us along with her children...

 

Debate nominees, but hearings waste of time

It’s not hard to understand why Brett Kavanaugh would spend three long days submitting himself to the questions, pronouncements and self-aggrandizement of the members of the Senate Judiciary...

 

Hansen: Even Bannon can teach us

I would have kept Steve Bannon on my guest list anyway. Even if several others I had invited decided not to come because nasty old Steve was among the invitees, I would have kept him on the ticket...

 

Runyan: In God's eyes, your value is indisputable

In Genesis 1, we have the repeated statement that God found his creative work to be “good.” This can’t be a statement of moral rightness, since sin wasn’t even a thing yet. It can’t be a...

 

Much more work needed on clergy sex abuse cover-up

For those in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church who thought the fallout from clergy sex abuse scandals was over and dealt with, it is clear they were sadly mistaken. Public outrage has been...

 

I prefer slow pace of New Mexico

I visited my old home state of California, more specifically the Los Angeles area, last week. Here are some of the things I learned: • The Los Angeles area is enjoying a pleasant late summer....

 

Letter to the editor - Aug. 29

Vote to protect science, public good Whenever anyone comes up with an idea to benefit those of us who may be in need, through no fault of their own, conservatives immediately start accusations of...

 

Politicization of woman's death a travesty

The death of Mollie Tibbetts is a tragedy, and it’s one that highlights important concerns about this nation’s immigration policy, as well as the intolerable regularity of violence against women....

 

Mutual misery got Trump elected

As a New York Times subscriber, I am often either amused or annoyed by its headlines that hint of new, knuckle-whitening crises. Here’s one from last week: “Steve Jobs’s Daughter Forgives Him....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    August 29, 2018

Lady Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

Tucumcari's volleyball squad opened the season with losses against perennial area power Melrose and Route 66 rival Santa Rosa. On Saturday in Santa...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    August 29, 2018

Why Tucumcari? Why not Tucumcari?

During my duties as the new reporter for the Quay County Sun, I met quite a few area residents. They asked questions. "Where did you come from?" "How...

 

Bible relations defined in covenants

“Covenant” is a theological word Christians toss around a bit. We all nod knowingly when it’s mentioned, because we’re part of the clique....

 

Service pet restrictions right decision

Before heading to the airport, people ask themselves, “Am I forgetting anything?” We can’t imagine a time someone might exclaim, “Oh, my pet turkey!” but we seem to have arrived there. And n...

 

Time for reflection from big media

On Thursday, 300 U.S. newspapers collectively patted themselves on the back and defended themselves against President Donald Trump’s dangerous bellowing about fake news and journalists being the...

 

Letters to the editor - Aug. 15

Leaders can't ignore global warming much longer The wild weather the world has been experiencing was known to be coming some time ago. The scientific community tried to warn our leaders but was...

 

Debate is welcome, but investors decide if ponies get to run

Critics site the potential for more crime, more poverty and more opportunity for addiction. Proponents point to economic benefits and “something fun to do.” They’re both right, of course. Horse...

 

Sun fixture gone way too soon

Thomas Garcia could be exasperating, frustrating and aggravating at times, but it was seldom that he was anything but cordial, cheerful and persuasive. It was easy to tell that Garcia was most in his...

 

More money will not educate a child

State District Judge Sarah Singleton is absolutely right when she points out that the “vast majority of New Mexico’s at-risk children finish each school year without the basic literacy and math...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Start with real pollution, California

Leave it to Californians. In the state whose air carries a permanent brown stain of exhaust while millions of cars waste millions of hours standing still in traffic, their new solution to...

 

Truth of God is certain, trustworthy

How do you know what you know? Can you be certain about what you think you know? Is there genuine truth, and would you recognize it if it passed by?...

 

China's power move on Taiwan political bullying

We’re searching for a description of the Chinese government’s behavior and can’t decide among bullying, extortion or coercion. The White House went with “Orwellian nonsense.” Geopolitical...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    August 1, 2018

Media not your enemy, Mr. Prez

On July 20, President Donald Trump sat down with New York Times Publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger. At Trump’s request, this meeting was “off the record.” Sulzberger is 37 years old. The...

 

Breaking up best thing I ever did

Dear Alcohol, It's been 19 years (July 23, 1999) since we broke up. I would say our time together had been fun, but it really wasn't. Sure, we may...

 

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