Public Regulation Commission OKs proposed station

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday Xcel Energy's plans to build a new power generating facility in Tucumcari. Courtesy photo A design drawing of the for Xcel Energy's the recently approved power station at Tucumcari. The facility will be called the Quay County Generating Station and will be comprised of a […]

Airport awarded FAA grant

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Tuesday it has awarded grants to four New Mexico airports including Tucumcari Municipal Airport, according to a release from U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. "Federal grants are essential in helping airports make the improvements and upgrades needed to protect air travelers. The funding awarded today will be put to good […]

Rep. Roch: Obamacare threat to insurers

A tax forcing residents and small businesses to purchase health insurance, could lead to gaps in coverage and a decline in insurance providers, according to a local legislator. "This law is a solution to a problem, which is not as wide spread as they have lead us to believe," said State Rep. Dennis Roch. On […]

D.A.: Fireworks negligence will be prosecuted

The absence of a ban of aerial fireworks will not deter the 10th Judicial District Attorney's office from prosecuting a case if negligent conduct is a factor. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia A concern was raised by residence and the District Attorney's office over the use of aerial fireworks during the dry season. The level of […]

Firefighters continue facing risks

It's truly amazing to me with all the wildland fires across the West this spring and summer that there has been very little loss of human life. We've had some truly huge fires this year with the Whitewater Baldy fire becoming the largest fire in state history by scorching nearly 300,000 acres. The Little Bear […]

Editorial: Remember, freedom includes responsibility

This week we celebrate freedom. For some of us that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, watching baseball from the recliner or watching Saturday's fireworks display at Ute Lake. Some also will celebrate our independence with our own fireworks purchased at roadside stands scattered throughout the region. All such celebrations are great; we just urge caution […]

Raton investment group plans racing, gaming license application

A new investment group has expressed interest in building a race track and casino in Raton should La Mesa fail in its appeal to save their gaming and racing license. La Mesa was awarded the state's final gaming and racing licenses in June 2009. Those licenses were nullified by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board […]

City to use revenue from vehicle, equipment sales to pay for street lights

Money generated from the sale of surplus city vehicles and equipment is being used to repair the street lighting in Tucumcari, according to city officials. It's an effort to light streets and make the community safer and more appealing to travelers on Interstate 40 at night, said Doug Powers, city manager. Powers said city commissioners […]

Moncus: Former students still kids to me

We Golden Rattlers have now received our "2012 Golden Rattler Directory" and have gone through it carefully searching for names of old friends. Although many of them are missing, some of them may still be alive. Their names could have been purged from the last directory because they had not sent in contributions or registered […]

Notes from a churchlady: Patriotism is not allegiance to political party

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…" Psalm 33:12 A hundred years ago every community gathered for a big Fourth of July celebration that included parades, contests, speeches, and lots of food. People came from miles around to celebrate the birth of our country with flags waving. They celebrated the country they not […]