MVD committed to privacy, open records

By Rick Homans, Cabinet Secretary for New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in last Saturday’s Quay County Sun. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a [...]

Ethanol plant set to receive $220K training bonus

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Route 66 Ethanol plant — to be operational in late summer — is to receive $223,783 for creating 27 jobs from the state’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). The program is one of the state’s economic development tools to bring in new businesses and to assist existing businesses [...]

State approves MainStreet for Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s official. Tucumcari’s Main Street is now part of the MainStreet program. Rick Homans, the state’s secretary of economic development, on Thursday made the announcement at Lena’s restaurant, which is naturally on Main Street. “What MainStreet does is give you a structure and a process,” Homans said. “MainStreet establishes [...]

State economic leader impresses Tucumcari officials

By Ryan Lengerich New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development Rick Homans won the support of many Tucumcari officials Thursday when he toured the city and voiced his commitment to education in a speech to the Rotary Club. Homans opened his morning at the convention center where he talked with a crowd he estimated at 30 [...]