Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier [...]

Cattle operation comes with catch

Baxter Black As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It [...]

Columnist craves readers’ attention

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist It could be time to apply a little market research to these weekly missives I jokingly refer to as a column. I need to zero in on my audience a bit it seems. For some 22 years I’ve written this column with one target audience in mind. Will my mother [...]

Quay County Sun becoming weekly

To our readers, This year and last have been the most challenging facing media companies, large and small, around the country.

Comment feature down

The online feature that allows readers to comment on our stories is down across Freedom Communications.

Quay County Sun launches new Web system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they [...]

QCS to launch e-Paper

By QCS Staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Quay County Sun is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Sun, the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. [...]

We need your help to improve the paper

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun When I was first learning how to drive, I wasn’t very good. My parents helped me. My dad taught me to relax. He said that when other drivers or I make mistakes on the road, remaining calm is the most important way to stay safe. I took his advice, and I [...]

Our commitment to our heritage and to our readers

Cathy Taylor and Allan Bock Each year Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Quay County Sun, celebrates Founder’s Day, the birthday of Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (1878-1970). “R.C.,” as he was known, founded the media company in 1935 with the purchase of the then-Santa Ana Register, and his heirs still control it. R.C. Hoiles had a [...]

What’s in a name?

Dave Gragg I received a plain manila envelope on Friday addressed to “Quay County Sun Paper,” no return address. “Oh, goody,” I giggled. “These can be interesting.” Sometimes a letter with no return address is just another press release from someone who forgot to say who it was from. Sometimes, though, it’s someone complaining about [...]