Arch Hurley increases assessment fees

Thomas Garcia The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to increase assessment fees to counter the rise of district maintenance costs. “This is something nobody wanted to do, but we had little choice,” District Manager Franklin McCasland said. A resolution was introduced and passed during Tuesday’s monthly meeting, increasing the 2012 Class-A [...]

Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some [...]

Factory farming keeps costs low

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist I’ve been considering moving to a “working cattle ranch” in Ribera, New Mexico, after broadcast icon Don Imus invited me (and anyone listening to his show) to come farm sustainably on his 4,000 acre Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer. The I-Man, as he’s been known on radio, interviewed David [...]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. [...]

Press Release: Discounts available for disabled veterans on game and fish licenses

SANTA FE — Starting July 1, service-connected disabled veterans who are New Mexico residents will be eligible to buy an annual combination fishing and small-game hunting license for $10. The license normally costs $33.

Xcel seeking rate increase in Texas

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included [...]

Cost of 911 dispatch getting too hot for city, county?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The annual cost of the Central Dispatch System, about $300,000, is getting to be a hot potato between county and city governments. The Central Dispatch System fields 911 and other calls from law enforcement officials throughout Quay County. Mandated by the state, the dispatch center operates out of the [...]

Permit fees bumped up

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fees from annexation to zoning admendments will cost more beginning Feb. 1. Increases were approved by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night on the recommendation of the city’s Planning and Development departments. The fees correspond with the city’s new Unified Developement Code, said Development director Doug Powers. Some [...]

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 [...]

Church leaders voice concern about ‘racino’ proposal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun More money may come into the Tucumcari area from proposed gaming operations. But a race track and casino will also contribute to a rise in divorces, suicides, crime and in other social and services costs, said several area church leaders. “Not everyone is interested in accepting the financial gain [...]