Quay County will receive more than it spends this year

By QCS STAFF This year the $6 million that will come into Quay County is more than the county will spend, according to County Manager Terry Turner at Monday’s final budget review. In addition to discussing any revisions before sending the 2005-2006 proposed budget to Santa Fe, Turner and three county commissioners detailed the bottom […]

Route 66 gets new face

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari residents will soon be able to get even bigger kicks on Route 66. The Mother Road is scheduled to get a facelift beginning next month, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. One stretch slated for repaving runs from the Mountain Road intersection near Kmart all the […]

County may opt out of Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline in […]

City approves $16.8 million budget

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Budget $1.3 million more than year ago. Tucumcari’s finance director Marty Garcia said Tuesday the city’s budget has increased by $1.3 million from last year, mainly due to increases in payroll for city employees and money set aside for renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The $16.8 […]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 […]

Bond passes in New Mexico

Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $94.5 million to colleges statewide was in position to pass at press time Tuesday. Bond B will benefit Mesalands Community College, Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and Clovis Community College. Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry said voters approved funding for school improvement in 2002, […]

Bond ‘B’ could help area colleges

Ryan Lengerich Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities and colleges around the […]

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 […]

Local honored by firm

Brad L. Bryant of San Jon and a representative for Modern Woodman of America is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents to achieve membership in the “Million Dollar Round Table” this year. According to the Modern Woodman group, membership in the Million Dollar Round Table is one of the highest professional honors […]

Logan, Tucumcari get big projects from pipeline deal

Jack King FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS MELROSE — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to add three more construction efforts to the Ute Water Project, raising the cost of the project by $10 million. The additions bring the total construction cost of the project to $263 million, said ENMRWA Project Manager Scott […]