Water rate hike to be discussed

Thomas Garcia An updated review of the new water rate increases will be discussed during Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. “We want to keep the citizens as informed as possible,” said Commissioner Robert Lumpkin. Several citizens attended the Oct. 13 commission meeting to complain of an increase in their water bills. Toni Leal started a […]

City officials look to save cash

Russell Anglin Tucumcari officials discussed a number of cost-saving and revenue-generating measures at the Tucumcari City Commission’s regular Thursday meeting. City Clerk Christine Daugherty said the city was able to refinance bonds used to build the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Bobbye (Rose, city manager) worked with the New Mexico Financing Authority and found a lower interest […]

School board talks health class, remodeling

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

Transmission lines, regulation discussed at luncheon

Russell Anglin Class 4 Winds and Renewables advocacy group hosted a networking luncheon at the Tucumcari Convention Center March 31. Class 4 Winds is an organization that promotes wind development, primarily in West Texas as well as in eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. The group’s founding members include Xcel Energy, West Texas A&M […]

MVD committed to privacy, open records

By Rick Homans, Cabinet Secretary for New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in last Saturday’s Quay County Sun. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a […]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps […]

36 annual AG/Home Ec seminar held

TV Hagenah The 36th annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar took place Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center on the west end of Tucumcari and according to the people in charge the event proved to be a “tremendous success.” “I felt it went extremely well,” said Pete Walden, New Mexico State Extension Agent for Quay […]

County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; […]