Letter to the editor — Dec. 18

City staff deserves recognition Regarding the Oct. 23 comment in which Dora Salinas McTigue said, “I have done more than anyone including my predecessor for my district:” The 16 years I represented City Commission District 1, commissioners worked together with the city staff, local, state, federal elected representatives, and private citizens to upgrade and replace [...]

Letter to the editor — Oct. 30

Millions will benefit from ACA Every time you turn on a news channel or radio station there is someone running down the Affordable Care Act. There is an ideology in our country that believes anything government does is bad. This group is not concerned about the needs of the majority of citizens in our country [...]

Letters to the editor — Oct. 9

City manager’s dismissal irresponsible The city manager’s hiring and firing is within the purview of the City Commission; in fact, that’s its primary function. However, commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue, Jimmy Sandoval and Ernie Dominguez have shown an astounding lack of judgment and a shocking degree of irresponsibility by firing City Manger Doug Powers without having someone [...]

Letter to the editor: Austerity will only make things worse

We are constantly being bombarded by the need for cutting government spending, which is being pushed by a group referred to by a prominent economist as “Very Important People.” Their dire predictions have time and again proven to be wrong. The current fiscal situation is being used to pursue the ever-present goal of conservatives: elimination [...]

Letter to the editor — July 17

Funding suspension having impact Suspension of behavioral health Medicaid funding is having significant impact on Quay County’s health and well-being. The New Mexico Department of Human Services recently announced a behavioral health Medicaid fund audit and suspension of payments to those agencies being investigated. As a result, agencies around the state are unable to provide [...]

Letter to the Editor

We have global warming staring us in the face, infrastructure that needs a trillion to update, millions unemployed, some long-term, students, the country’s future,  looking at a mountain of debt and what are a large number of congressmen, House and Senate, members looking at? Repealing The Affordable Health Care Act, 32 times, putting up road [...]

Letters to the editor - May 1

Earth Day activities good experience Earth Day was a wonderful learning/giving day for our Tucumcari school students. The high school junior class did a major project for the beautification for our town, going in force to the cemetery and doing a massive cleanup. The wind blows and the trash knows no better place to collect. [...]

Letter to the editor: More conservative ‘think tanks’ than liberal

Your anti-Affordable Care Act editorial (last week's Quay County Sun) credits the plan to cut health care costs to "a Washington think tank described as an idea factory for President Obama." Here are some "think tanks" funded by and exist for the sole purpose of maintaining the status quo that primarily benefits the 1 percent: [...]

Letter to the editor: GOP to blame for economy

Let's look at talking points vs facts: Deficit — The deficit is composed primarily of tax cuts for the rich, two wars paid for by borrowing, a recession brought on by deregulation of the financial industry and non-enforcement of remaining regulations. The consensus of opinion of non-partisan experts is that longterm the deficit has to [...]

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26, 2012

Economies never succeed with only self-regulation Recently when Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve's position on the economy, the radical conservatives and Romney went ballistic. The approved conservative game plan is to do nothing that might give Obama credit, regardless of whether or not it is good for the country. The conservative policy to address [...]