Antitrust laws hamstring development

On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cellphone competitor […]

Christmas program still haunts

It’s Christmas and the music’s just got to get out. And get out it did, as those sitting near me at Andy Mason’s Christmas Concert will attest. Those around me probably wished I had been singing a solo (so low they couldn’t hear me) but I’m sure my reindeer antlers with the flashing red lights […]

Words of advice offered in tough times

President Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get […]

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Births [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Annaliah Danielle Vargas was born Nov. 21, 2011 in Clovis. Proud parents are Daniel and Diedra Vargas both of Tucumcari. Grandparents are Jennifer and Michael Esquibel, and Julian Martinez Great grandparents are Victor and Gloria Arguello and Bennie and Bernice Martinez all of Tucumcari. — Submitted by Diedra Vargas

Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

College trustee honored

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Jimmy Sandoval, Board of Trustees vice chair, has been appointed to serve on the national Diversity Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The Diversity Committee promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and promotes awareness and educational opportunity for under-represented […]

Warmer weather predicted

Thomas Garcia Warmer weather is forecast for Quay County going into the New Year, according to the National Weather Service Albuquerque. A break in the recent winter weather patterns will begin on Wednesday as temperatures begin to rise into the upper 40s to mid 50s, said Amanda Martin, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “Rain or […]

Letter to the editor: Voter fraud fabricated issue

The conservative all- encompassing emergency now in vogue is, gasp, voter fraud. Never mind that it does not exist, the conservatives are going to spare no effort to install the solution and then “invent” the problem. The real purpose is to put in roadblocks to hamper minority and poor voting, which tends to be pro […]

Don’t let time fly before receiving God’s grace

Wow! This year has flown by. I guess the adage that time flies is correct, although I’m not sure this year was all that fun. I know there were good times, but we tend to focus more on the bad times and wish that we, like time, could fly away from them (Job 9:25-28; Psalm […]

Penmanship fading art form

No matter how old we get, most of us still appreciate the cards, letters, and calls we receive from friends and relatives during the holidays. For some reason, we don’t communicate with many of them during the year, thus, we really enjoy hearing from them about the year’s happenings. This year, the woman from Ima […]