Youth to go to Harvard, GTEDC to create new jobs, Nara Visa Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Summer at Harvard… A former Logan student, Levi Collins, has been selected to attend the People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University/MIT in Boston. All students who are accepted into the 2008 summer program have to meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. A seventh-grader, Levi is the son of Chad and Barbara Collins of […]

3,000-head feedlot planned for Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Two area ranchers are proposing to develop a feedyard in Tucumcari near the new landfill off of Highway 54. Tony Gable of Conchas Dam and Mark Whetten of Newkirk made a short presentation about their proposal at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Gable […]

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 […]

GTEDC has plans for casino, race track in city

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) will propose to communities in Quay County that they jointly pursue an application with the New Mexico Racing Commission to obtain New Mexico’s last racetrack permit, according to a press release from the GTEDC. Under the proposal, the racetrack and casino would be […]

Commission approves development funding

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Imagine Quay County a thriving hub of successful business, new high-paying jobs and a fully stocked 650-acre industrial park. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp’s Pete Kampfer has that vision. But he also knows the adage says it takes money to make money. Thus he was on hand at a special City […]

Economic development chief near

TV Hagenah It has been five months since The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation lost its director after Ben Kendrick left the city to take a similar position in Hobbs. Since that time, according to the GTEDC’s treasurer Will Cantrell and president Leo Thrasher who as members of the executive committee of the corporation are […]

Governor give GTEDC $1.5 Million

TV Hagenah Governor Bill Richardson came to Quay County Friday morning and before he left, the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation had a commitment for $1.5 million. According to representatives of Richardson, the commitment in funding by the governor’s office is part of the governor’s plan to encourage economic development in rural areas of New […]

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. […]

Mesalands forms economic alliance

By Ryan Lengerich Mesalands Community College announced this week that it has formed an alliance with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. With the agreement, the college will provide an office and secretarial services for the GTEDC Director of Economic Development. For the GTEDC, this alliance will aid budget and bring the director, who’s yet […]