Water rate hike to be discussed

Thomas Garcia An updated review of the new water rate increases will be discussed during Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. “We want to keep the citizens as informed as possible,” said Commissioner Robert Lumpkin. Several citizens attended the Oct. 13 commission meeting to complain of an increase in their water bills. Toni Leal started a […]

Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the obvious, declaring, “This […]

Arch Hurley increases assessment fees

Thomas Garcia The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to increase assessment fees to counter the rise of district maintenance costs. “This is something nobody wanted to do, but we had little choice,” District Manager Franklin McCasland said. A resolution was introduced and passed during Tuesday’s monthly meeting, increasing the 2012 Class-A […]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

County to pay hospital $526K

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission agreed to a $526,254 payment to Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital for its hospital operations for 2007-2008 at its meeting Monday. The payment request reflects an overall 4 percent increase for inflation, or $71,622, over its payment request last fiscal year for a total budget of […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]