Letter to the Editor

A not so fiscal plan The Republicans are always stressing the importance of being fiscally responsible and accuse Democrats as being irresponsibly “tax and spend.” A little casual investigation reveals the reality is Republicans are “tax cut and spend.” Guess which process results in a larger deficit? The claim they use to justify tax cuts, […]

Letter to the Editor— Dec. 23

Global warming, global impact In Paris the world leaders agreed that global warming was real and presented a menace to our civilization as we know it. In scientific circles the debate ended long ago. Addressing this situation will take cooperation, lots of it, or we will fail. The cost of failure will be beyond our […]

Letters to the Editor

Point of view Regarding Steve Hansen’s Nov. 4 column headlined “Someone has to ask the hard questions:” Hansen and I must have been watching a different GOP debate on CNBC. Hansen spoke of the “tough questions” the moderators asked the candidates and the problems the candidates had with the questions. He insinuated that the candidates […]

Leon Logan: Letter to the Editor

Viewpoint accuracy questionable The Albuquerque Journal “Viewpoint” in the June 24 issue of Quay County Sun must have been talking about a different program than what was studied by the New Mexico Chapter of  American College of Physicians. The federal government will pay all the cost of extending Medicaid to the eligible uninsured for the […]

Letter to the Editor

Poverty affects children’s learning   Our governor recently mentioned  truancy problems in schools that we need to address. Then in the same speech, she wanted us to become a “right to work” state. The issues are diametrically opposed. Poverty is the largest problem facing our public schools. Unions give working people a voice in bargaining […]

Letter to the Editor

Judge thanks volunteer attorneys On December 11, 2014, the County Clerks in De Baca, Quay, and Harding County were required to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the race for state land commissioner. By law, the judge, or an attorney designated by the judge, is required to be present during the recount so […]

Letter to the Editor

A long list of things have the support of the majority of the public that Republicans have no intentions of addressing. Among those are immigration reform, consumer protection, health care, infrastructure maintenance, controls on financial institutions, etc. The chief executive officer of XL pipeline said the pipeline would create about 50 permanent jobs; the balance […]

Letters to the Editor

Support local car shows As a car enthusiast, I’m disappointed with the car show at the Fired-Up program Sept. 27 in Tucumcari. Only four cars and three motorcycles were at the show. I’m an outsider (not from Tucumcari), but I know of at least 12 to 25 nice cars in the Tucumcari area. When you […]

Letter to the Editor

Curb appeal is a must As president of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to let the community know about the importance of curb appeal. All of our citizens should be willing to make our city trash free and attractive, not just for our benefit but for those traveling through. Keeping our […]

Former Rattler passes away Letter to Editor

Former Rattler remembered A former Rattler great passed away recently.  He was James Lee (Jim) Pelzer, who quarterbacked the Tucumcari Rattler football teams in the late 1940s.  He was in the same backfield as the great Don Babers who went on to star for Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State). Pelzer’s parents owned and […]