Coronado Park says it has the numbers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $250,000 was spent on economic research and feasibility studies, said Don Chalmers, the majority owner of Coronado Partners, LLC, which wants to build the

Pearce talks Cannon, immigration

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., stopped in Clovis on Tuesday on his campaign trail through eastern New Mexico. In his sixth year as a representative, Pearce is running for the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Domenici will retire at the end of his term this year. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Population stable, unemployment falls

By QCS Staff The population in Quay County has stabilized, according to a labor report presented at a recent Quay County Commission meeting. The Labor Study’s executive summary noted the stabilization is “the estimate of the most recent population projections by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (UNMBBER).” However, the […]

New director for GTEDC selected

By Quay County Sun Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) has selected Patrick Vanderpool of Pampa, Texas, to head up its development efforts, said Franklin McCasland at the Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday. McCasland said it was hoped that Vanderpool would start on June 1. Vanderpool assumes the post that was left vacant […]

Church leaders voice concern about ‘racino’ proposal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun More money may come into the Tucumcari area from proposed gaming operations. But a race track and casino will also contribute to a rise in divorces, suicides, crime and in other social and services costs, said several area church leaders. “Not everyone is interested in accepting the financial gain […]

Can daycare help economic development?

By QCS Staff Does Tucumcari need more child daycare services? David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, said based on conversations with the community, the answer is yes. On Friday, there will a day-long seminar to look at this question. The keynote speaker will be Saskia Traill, a nationally […]