Recycling day scheduled

QCS staff Participants in the Leadership Development Program have scheduled a recycling day from 8 a.m. to noon on May 22 in the Lowe’s grocery store parking lot. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for next year’s participants. Members are asking residents to donate aluminum cans, copper, brass, iron, tin, batteries, […]

Tucumcari part of development program

QCS Staff Portales and Tucumcari MainStreet programs have been chosen to serve as models in creating a New Mexico MainStreet entrepreneur development initiative. “I am excited,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari’s MainStreet program. Lake said this is a great opportunity for the city of Tucumcari. The state Economic Development Department says the initiative includes […]

Looking for leaders to stand up

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In an effort to reach out to the future city leaders, a local group asked the Tucumcari Public School Board of Education to help locate candidates for their new leadership development courses. Jim Lafferty approached the school board members Monday night to ask for their support of the leadership […]

Officials seek input on MainStreet master plan

QCS Staff Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. and the city of Tucumcari are seeking public input in the development of the Mainstreet master plan. “We want everyone to come out and help us develop this plan,” said Mark Lake, executive director of Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. Lake said they are starting a dynamic, nine-month, master planning process for […]

Tucumcari preps for RENEW 09, June 23-24

Thomas Garcia The board of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. discussed the upcoming RENEW 2009 conference at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The conference is set for June 23-24. “This year the conference will be webcasted,” said Patrick Vanderpool, EDC executive director. “We have many online outlets promoting this year’s conference. During Monday night’s meeting […]

Tucumcari’s economic success discussed at town hall meeting

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Thomas Garcia Keys to Tucumcari’s economic development success are community collaboration and engaging the youth, said a leadership and economic development consultant. Fifty local residents attended a town hall meeting Wednesday led by Malin Wall, founder and director of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development. “There are many well intentioned groups and people doing […]

Presentation offers keys to success for small towns

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Thomas Garcia Despite conventional folk wisdom, small towns do have a future, and can succeed, said Milan Wall, a leadership and economic development consultant. Wall, founder of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development, gave a presentation Tuesday on the “Six myths about the future of small towns” to about 50 area Tucumcari residents. The […]

Economic development corp. seeks pact with city, county for stimulus dollars

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. is seeking an alliance between Quay County and the city of Tucumcari in hopes of securing more federal stimulus dollars. Patrick Vanderpool, EDC executive director, suggested the alliance during Monday’s regular meeting of the GTEDC. Vanderpool said the alliance could be a way […]

10-01-2008: Calendar

Calendar for Saturday 10-01-08 October Today: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Call 461-4079.Today: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Story time for all children ages 2

Recycling: Grant helping city to launch green pla

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $10,000 grant for office recycling containers will put the city of Tucumcari in green mode. The grant to Tucumcari was one of 10 grants, totaling $260,000, awarded by the New Mexico Environment Department to communities and pueblos. The money is to be used for recycling and illegal dumping […]