Tucumcari looks at races, casino

David Arkin Tucumcari could receive a huge economic boost if a plan to bring a race track and casino to the city moves forward. According to Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., officials are in the early planning stages of landing a race track and casino in the area. However, there are [...]

Madrid running for commission seat

Grace Madrid 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? Quay County’s uniqueness comes from the people who reside here. The people are warm and friendly with a deep faith in their fellow man. My experience is that they are generous to a fault. We possess a quality of life that I [...]

Cadidates square off for state senate – Sparks

David Arkin A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is gearing up for [...]

Governor visits city

TV Hagenah New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson came to Tucumcari Tuesday and a full house at the Tucumcari City Hall was pleased that he did. It was standing room only at city hall as Richardson greeted old acquaintances, gave a run-down on the recently finished Roundhouse accomplishments and then answered questions from the audience in [...]

Economic Development Head focuses on goals

TV Hagenah Executive Director of the Grater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has been in office one month and has been operating under his new vision statement and short term goals for just under two weeks and he feels he is moving in the right direction. At the economic development “Visioning Session” he asked [...]

Economic Development meeting draws big crowd

TV Hagenah The Economic development “visioning session” Tuesday evening did what most in the audience want Tucumcari to achieve. It grew so big, it outgrew its confines. The original site for the meeting was scheduled for the Territorial Building of the Tucumcari Convention Center at the east end of Tucumcari. However, 10 minutes after the [...]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next [...]

Developer search continues

QCS Reports A candidate for a top position with the Greater Tucucmari Economic Development Corporation withdrew his application last week. Wayne Boling from Lubbock, Texas was being considered for the Economic Development Director position with the GTEDC. He was scheduled to appear at a public meeting Thursday but withdrew his application prior to the engagement. [...]

Economic director candidate wants people involved

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari needs a theme. That was the main focus for Don Welty, one of two finalist vying for a top position within the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. Since mid summer GTEDC has been conducted a nationwide search for a new Economic Develpment Director. The field has been has narrowed down from [...]

New director could soon be in place

QCS Reports The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation discussed the hiring of a Director of Economic Development at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. After beginning a nationwide search with job opening announcements in regional newspapers and Web Sites, 14 candidates were considered. Five of those candidates were chosen for phone interviews. Three candidates from Houston, [...]