College gets $2 million for wind program

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was awarded to the North American Wind Research and Training Center being proposed by Mesalands Community College. “We’re very excited” about the announcement that was made on Monday, said Phillip Barry, president of MCC. The grant funds are […]

Grant to focus to combating underage drinking

By QCS Staff Quay County was recently awarded a $40,000 Children Youth and Families Department grant to reduce underage drinking in Quay County. This grant could provide funding for four years. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has established guidelines for the grant and proscribes blending community systems to strengthen families and communities. The […]

HUD grant to help Mesalands launch building trades program

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $600,000 grant will be awarded to Mesalands Community College from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced U.S. Sen Pete Domenici on Friday in a press release. “It will allow us to develop three programs that will not only help the college but the city of […]

Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

New truck plaza – Flying J -coming to Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County The City Commission agreed on Thursday to rezone a section of Mountain Road at Highway 54, so that the Flying J, Inc. could develop a truck plaza on the property. John McSweeney, project director, of PDG, Inc., a subsidiary of Flying J. Inc., told the […]

Van service comes to a halt

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The van stopped here on June 30. Those who depended on the Fort Sumner Transit service to get to work, to the doctor’s office, to school, to the grocery store and to make other trips no longer have a ride. The driver and dispatcher who operated the service in […]

Rodeo arena could get super sprinkler

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun County and city officials checked out a demonstration of a water cannon, or one heck of a large sprinkler, for the rodeo arena on Tuesday at the county fairgrounds. Fairgrounds Manager Daniel Estrada said the machine could do in several hours what could take him “two days to do a […]

Grants approved by city

QCS Staff City commissioners approved a liquor license transfer and a grant agreement for city zoning ordinances during a short meeting Thursday night at Tucumcari City Hall. The Commission approved a transfer of liquor license No. 0352, from Jerry’s Liquor Store to DFS Properties. The transfer was made due to an ownership change in the […]

Tucumcari among towns targeted for grant

Special to the Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced that 10 small New Mexico communities are the target for a $150,000 federal rural economic development grant awarded to make community development goals a reality. Domenici reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has issued the grant to the New Mexico Rural Development […]

Route 66 grant funds available

Special to the Sun WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Pete Domenici encouraged New Mexico communities and organizations along Route 66 to apply for cost-share grants offered by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is now accepting applications for its FY2006 cost-share grant cycle. The deadline for applications […]