Jail log

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 25 through Monday morning: • Stacy Austin, 34, warrant • Ricardo Chavez, 38, warrant • Mark Lawrence, 34, warrant • Matthew Lopez, 25, warrant • Tennile Ramirez, 26, assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a peace officer • Chad […]

Election code only unwanted interference

Are the PC police fashion police as well? Apparently they are, in the tiny town of Bulverde, Texas, 30 minutes north of San Antonio. Brett Bartlett Mauthe arrived to vote wearing a hat supporting Donald Trump and a “basket of deplorables” T-shirt — a reference to Hillary Clinton’s remarks that half of Trump’s supporters were […]

Watching Cubs momentous experience

I’m not much of a sports fan, but there are two teams that will spark my interest once in a while. Those two teams are the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the Chicago Cubs. Both are having good years. Well, the Cubs are ending a historically great year. Actually, I was never really that much […]

GOP president only hope for honest press


The National Enquirer broke the story that former U.S. Sen. and Democratic Party vice presidential candidate John Edwards was having an extramarital affair in late 2007. When a CBS journalist was asked about the allegations on a radio talk show he replied, “I believe that’s a story that we will be avoiding, because it appears […]

Eval data helps students improve in proficiency

There’s something about fall that brings fire to New Mexico — roasting chile, burning Old Man Gloom, torching El Kookooee, and tossing your teacher work eval into the flames. And while the first three celebrate the bounty of our land and the prospects of a better year ahead, the last is a depressingly familiar stage-managed […]

Tourism alone not the answer

Within the past month, I have participated in regional and local planning events to explore ideas for improving our corner of New Mexico.   In both meetings, tourism was prominent among the proposed solutions.   Tourism is a major part of our economy in Quay County, especially with Route 66, Ute Lake and the county’s […]

Only thing in danger this year is the law

There is much talk that statements made by Donald Trump threaten to upend a basic pillar of American democracy. There is one pillar of American democracy under attack this year, and that pillar asserts that we are a nation of laws and not a nation of men. All Americans are equal before the law.   […]

Don’t sit idle while you wait

They say a watched pot never boils.   That’s not really true because the force of heat is not governed by the human eye. It’s simply a matter of patience on the part of the observer.   I thought of this recently as I was waiting for my printer to print another document having just […]

Private e-mails open doors to hackers

Marcel Lazar Lehel is a Romanian computer hacker who uses the pseudonym, “Guccifer.” Guccifer is responsible for any number of hacks against targeted celebrities. One of his more memorable hacks was long time Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal, who some have called a political assassin. Guccifer is presently serving time in a federal prison. “Guccifer 2.0” […]

Common Core not making the grade

I have been an advocate, albeit a quiet and obscure one, for the Common Core in education. I might be wrong.   Some recently announced national compilations of results seem to show that test scores for kids steeped in Common Core education since about 2010 are down, compared to results of kids whose education was […]