GED degrees awarded by Mesalands

The following students were awarded their GED, or General Educational Development degrees, from the Mesalands Community College on Friday.

Transmission network key to further wind farm development

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun One of the biggest constraints on wind energy’s growth in The United States is the capacity of the transmission grid to deliver wind energy to customers, said Commissioner Pat Lyons of the State Land Office. New Mexico’s electric transmission grid has a critical need for expansion, Lyons told attendees […]

Wilson talks water, economic development in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom News Mexico U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., visited Clovis on Tuesday on her campaign trail for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Pete Domenici. Domenici will retire when his term ends this year. Wilson has served for nearly 10 years as District 1 representative. The district includes Albuquerque, Torrance County […]

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 […]

Community Notes: Lujan to visit Friday, art class, Rural Development office hours to start, tax help

Lujan to visit Friday New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and congressional district candidate Ben R. Lujan will visit Tucumcari for a noon lunch Friday at the Pow Wow. Lujan is running for for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, which comprises portions of eastern New Mexico including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. The seat is currently held […]

Tucumcari agency to receive housing grant

QCS staff Tucumari’s housing agency will be receive $671,300 to rehabilitate two duplexes and construct an additional four one-bedroom units for eight persons with physical disabilities, according to an announcement on Friday by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. The funds are part of a $5.7 million housing assistance grant to New […]

10-17-2007: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular meeting, Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District, Forrest Fire Station. Thursday: 5:15 p.m., Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation (GTEDC) Board meeting to begin examination of six economic development targets, Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Friday: Noon, regular meeting. Library Board, Tucumcari Public Library, 602. Second St. Friday: 6.p.m. – 8:30 […]

County may see increase in population

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Population projections show Quay County taking a slight dip by 2020, according to the New Mexico Selected Health Statistics 2005 published this year. From 2004 to 2005, Quay County had little change in its population with a total of 10,106 down just three in 2005. Yet, it is the […]

Economic development targets six industries

By QCS Staff The area’s economic development agency plans to target segments of six growth industries in hopes of creating 595 new jobs over the next five years, said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. The targeted areas have a predicted growth rate of between 12.3 percent and 62 percent, […]

City representatives in favor of hospital tax

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Members of the city’s economic development arm voted Monday to support the Dan C. Trigg’s efforts to pass a hospital tax. Quay County’s hospital is critical to its economic development efforts and residents’ quality of life, members agreed. Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Patrick Vanderpool, outlined […]