Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun.“We are very pleased that Mitch has agreed to lead Freedom Communications as its […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital media […]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and […]

Local business’ complaints due to dispute with Albuquerque company

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari playground equipment builder who came under fire over consumer complaints said much of the problem stems from a dispute with an Albuquerque company with a similar product. Dome Climber owner Rodney Ward said Tuesday he was never an employee of Zia Toys as claimed by Zia Toys Inc. President Wendell […]

Arch Hurley files protest against Turner Enterprises water request

Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has filed a protest with the Interstate Stream Commission against a request for the diversion of water in Colfax County by Turner Enterprises, Inc., a private company that oversees land holdings and other business interests owned by former media mogul Ted Turner. The request is to change the […]

Logan begins work to phase out septic tanks

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Thomas Garcia Phase I in the construction of the $13 million sewer pipeline project for the Village of Logan began Tuesday. Crews of the contracting company SAMCON INC. of Albuquerque, broke ground on the sewer project, said Larry Wallin, Village of Logan manager. “This first phase will introduce the service to 400 new customers,” Wallin […]

Mother Road Rally elects new officers

By QCS Staff Mother Road Rally, Inc. has selected a new slate of officers. The new board members are: President Tracy Rascoe, Treasurer Jean Morency. Serving on the board are John Everhart, and Brent Byrd. All board members serve without compensation and represent a wide range of motorcycling and organizational experience, Rascoe said. MRR, a […]

New truck plaza – Flying J -coming to Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County The City Commission agreed on Thursday to rezone a section of Mountain Road at Highway 54, so that the Flying J, Inc. could develop a truck plaza on the property. John McSweeney, project director, of PDG, Inc., a subsidiary of Flying J. Inc., told the […]