Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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Xcel Energy is asking its New Mexico and Texas customers to reduce electricity usage until 8 p.m., terming the situation “urgent.” Based on high electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants, Xcel issued an energy alert Tuesday morning under threat of controlled outages if electricity demand is not reduced. Demand could exceed the […]

Looking back — Dec. 22

December 1952 The Furr’s food store held its grand opening and customers registered to win a new universal gas range stove. Customers also received a free Coca-Cola six pack with a ten dollar purchase. The stores managers were

Restaurants also serve ‘Southwestern hospitality’

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Those of us who are proud to call Tucumcari home are pleased many people have little trouble finding good places in which to eat and even food prepared for various eating habits or problems we have developed. As I sat in one of our restaurants Saturday morning, I […]

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 […]

Arch Hurley prepares to select manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Last night, Arch Hurley Conservancy District board members reviewed applicants and possibly the candidate for the vacant manager’s post at the district. Larry Perkins, board chairman, would not reveal the names of the candidates or those considered most qualified for the job. At 4 p.m. today at a special […]

Flying J Travel Plaza opens

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By Thomas Garcia About 40 people crowded the south east entrance to the Flying J Travel Plaza Tuesday for its ribbon cutting ceremony. Customers and Flying J officials and employees enjoyed live music from Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Interim Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher and Chamber Of Commerce president Carol Keith […]

City strikes deal on water delivery for feedlot

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city approved a contract to supply water to the developers of a feedyard at its City Commission meeting Thursday night. The city agreed to furnish the water at a cost of $1.86 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered, according to a contract to be signed by the city […]

Clayton entrepreneur receives Mesalands SBDC award

Special to QCS Mary Gallagher of Mary’s Place was honored at the State Capitol as the year’s outstanding client of the Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center. She was also presented to the state’s lawmakers in a special recognition ceremony in the Capitol building, according to a press release from the New Mexico Small […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]

House native never strays from job

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By Marlena Hartz CLOVIS — A complete living room set, with patterned pillows placed across a coordinating couch, graces the entrance of Roden-Smith Village. The cozy setting is enhanced by Cleo Mullis, an 80-year-old associate who approaches her work like a grandmother approaches homemaking, fussing over shelves, dusting and rearranging, and greeting customers like old […]