Obama budget allocating funds for Ute pipeline project

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Money for Ute pipeline project allocated in Obama budget

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Tax dollars should not fund religious center

Freedom New Mexico Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan [...]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, [...]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not [...]

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 [...]

Governor’s pledge to Tucumcari not forgotten

Chelle Delaney The capital outlay dollars were skimpy at best when this year’s legislative session ended.

Commission wants to keep dollars in city

Chelle Delaney Keeping dollars in Tucumcari was on the mind of the Tucumcari City Commission even though it approved a proposal form an out-of-town firm.“The money ought to stay in Tucumcari,” said Commissioner Jimmy Sandoval after Thursday night’s meeting. Sandoval’s was the only “nay” among the commission when it gave its approval to negotiate a [...]

City watching its dollars, tabs clean up as priority

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari should be closely watching its dollars because funds from the state and federal government are being squeezed in the economic downturn, said several city commissioners at a regular meeting Thursday and a goal-setting work session on Friday. Other cities are having tough times and Tucumcari should watch its finances, Mayor Antonio Apodaca [...]

Avoid needless spending to stretch your garden dollar

By Tom Dominguez Many New Mexico homeowners are unfamiliar with the art and technique of gardening, and spend needless dollars each year on landscaping. Although dollars spent on landscaping can pay big dividends, the trick is to stretch those dollars and make the most of the money invested. Here are some money-saving dollar-stretching suggestions for [...]