Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

Baxter Black NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock! It’s great news for […]

UNM agreement gives Mesalands undergraduate potential

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari High School graduate’s efforts to bring undergraduate studies to Tucumcari comes to reality with a partnership between the University of New Mexico and Mesalands Community College. Jeronimo Dominguez, a 1966 THS graduate, serves as the vice president of UNM’s Extended University. “It is a dream come true to come here to […]

County Commission approves professional service agreement

QCS Staff An Albuquerque firm will provide information on elections, probate and other issues to the Quay County clerk’s office. Quay County commissioners on Monday agreed to pay $5,000 for a year of services to NM Clerks LLC. Commissioners also: • Approved $1,500 for the Tucumcari Public Library to purchase new computer chairs. • Approved […]

Press release: Xcel Energy, customer groups reach agreement on New Mexico base rate increase

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) has reached an agreement with New Mexico customer groups to increase base rates, a measure driven in large part by the costs of new power generation and the increases in the cost of doing business. SPS has submitted the agreement to the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

City and Ute Lake Ranch need to draw up new water agreement

Chelle Delaney A 2005 lease agreement for water between the city of Tucumcari and the developers of the Ute Lake Ranch is not recognized by state’s Interstate Stream Commission, said city manager John Sutherland at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Thus, the city and ULR will have to meet and make another agreement, Sutherland said. In […]

Conchas aims to save its deputy sheriff and his home

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some Conchas residents are signing petitions and pooling their resources to save their Deputy Sheriff John T. Hartigan and the deputy’s county-owned residence. “We need law enforcement out here,” Ed Wright, manager of the Conchas North Dock Marina, said. Without a resident law enforcement officer, response times to emergencies […]

City Commission OKs agreement to hire Lopez as consultant

An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to become a volunteer consultant, with no pay, was approved by the City Commission at a special meeting on Thursday. Lopez was selected as the city’s new police chief, but has not officially accepted the position. Lopez, who is set to retire from the state […]

New city manager to make $70,000 annually

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An employment agreement with John Sutherland, who was picked as the new city manager by the Tucumcari City Commission, will pay Sutherland $70,000 per year. The employment agreement is to be reviewed by the City Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Sutherland, who is from Flagstaff, […]

Animal control pact renewed with Logan

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for the housing and disposal of animals from Logan by the city of Tucumcari was approved Thursday night by the Tucumcari City Commission. The commission had considered a similar agreement at its last meeting with the Village of Logan. But it did not approve it then because […]