1/7 Editorial

The question of statehood for Puerto Rico is again bobbing to the surface like a mossy coconut, as it seems to with annoying regularity. Some Republicans — including a few in the Bush clan’s inner circle — apparently have convinced themselves this would mean a political windfall for the GOP, in terms of courting the […]

Ministry changes its name, not services

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Tucumcari’s neighborhood ministry, La Casa de la Hope, is changing its name. But it’s not changing its methods or its penchant for serving the community, Vice President Mary Ann Garrett said. Newly dubbed The Ministry of Hope, the only thing different at its South First Street location is a new […]

Credit union gets face lift

By QCS Staff What started in 1954 as a group of Tucumcari guys in somebody’s kitchen has blossomed into a thriving group of hundreds of customers at a viable section of Route 66. Specifically, the group of guys were Southern Pacific Railway workers who met to come up with ways to help save money and […]

Water bill introduced

QCS STAFF Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are on the same page in wanting to address rural water problems. They recently introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that is designed to improve water service to rural communities, according to a joint press release. The Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2005 would […]

State’s economy needs federal spending

By Jeff Bingamen: Guest Columnist For most Americans, the subject of the federal budget is about as interesting as diagramming sentences in a high school English class. For New Mexicans, however, the federal budget is of vital importance. Here’s why: In the current fiscal year, direct federal expenditures made in our state will total about […]

Area rural water authority seeks to address ‘no project issue’

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]

Federal grant helps area fire department get new equipment

Members of the House Fire Department will finally have the funds to get some much needed equipment. The fire department found out Wednesday night they will be receiving a federal grant worth $90,828. House Fire Chief Mike Morrow said the money will be used to purchase new equipment. “The first thing we are going to […]

City gets waterline support

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, he recently received information from the federal government that Tucumcari would be receiving federal money to help with its aging waterlines. Primrose said the city would be receiving a grant of $265,000 and low interest loans up to $615,200 specifically ear-marked to “revamp” the city’s waterlines. […]

Pipeline faces New Mexico legislators

Darrell Todd Maurina Area officials told an interim committee of the state legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water Pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water System are now estimated at 310.2 million, according to estimates […]

Pipeline prospects proving poor

Jack King and TV Hagenah U.S. Senator Pete Domenici R-N.M. told members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority last week that he will not be supporting federal funding of the Ute Water Project for at least two years, a spokesman for ENMRWA said Wednesday. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said the Senator told […]