Arch Hurley board applies for federal funds

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Russell Anglin The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors passed two resolutions to apply for federal assistance which will help seal the district’s canal system Tuesday. The requests, one for $206,000 and another for $122,000, would require in-kind contributions from the board. District Manager Franklin McCasland said the board expects to hear an answer [...]

Community briefs — Dec. 8

Potluck to honor McCasland In honor of Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland’s eight years of service to the citizens of Quay County as an elected official, the county will be honoring him and his dedication during a pot-luck luncheon following his last commission meeting on Monday.

County approves JAG application

By QCS Staff Quay County Commissioners approved the application of a $53,000 grant from the Department of Justice during Mondays regular meeting. The Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG), will be split between the Quay County Sheriffs Office and Tucumcari Police Department, said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. McCasland said the two agencies planned on purchasing a law [...]

County offers Gov. Richardson a ‘teachable moment’

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Chelle Delaney Some educators call them a “teachable moment.” They are those short opportune slices of time that give way to a lesson that was not on the day’s agenda. Then again, some may call it just a plain old setup. On Friday, when Gov. Bill Richardson visited Tucumcari, he and his two staffers were [...]

County official claims 911 central dispatch is not working

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioner Franklin McCasland called on the Tucumcari elected officials to get more involved and more effectively manage the Quay County Central Dispatch. Central Dispatch receives 911 calls from the Quay County area and dispatches law enforcement and rescue units. McCasland told the Tucumcari City Commission at Thursday [...]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps [...]

Arch Hurley to protest drilling in Largo Canyon

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Representatives of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District will meet with the Office of the State Engineer to protest the drilling of 10 wells by Robert Ritter Rimrock Rose LLC in the Largo Canyon in San Miguel County. Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland and the district’s legal counsel will attend [...]

Arch Hurley selects McCasland as manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Franklin McCasland was selected Wednesday night as the new manager of the Arch Hurley Conservancy Distirct. The vote was 3-2 in favor of hiring McCasland at $52,000 a year. McCasland is to start Jan. 2. Baord memers Larry Perkins, U.V. Hinson and Pablo Lopez voted in favor of hiring [...]

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 [...]