Read their lips: There is no state money

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as area legislators listened to the wish lists of community leaders. “There isn’t any money, there really isn’t,” a somber Sen. Clint Harden of Clovis told a group gathered at Wells Fargo Bank for the 2010 annual […]

Head Start program awarded grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Head Start program in Tucumcari is getting $245, 202 in federal stimulus money, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan announced Friday. The grant was awarded to Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, Inc. The money will be used for their Early Head Start programs established in 1995 as an extension […]

Three questions with Misty Vick

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Since the freezing of state capital outlay money what steps has the city taken to access the money? On October 30, 2009 the City of Tucumcari received a memo from the Department of Finance and Administration outlining the reporting requirements for all capital outlay projects. This reporting had to […]

County loses out on outlay money

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has frozen more than $1 million in capital outlay money that had been approved and allocated to Quay County agencies. Tucumcari, Logan and Quay County each have state grant money that has been frozen. “We were told that capital outlay projects needed to have […]

County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]

City, county receive stimulus dollars for energy efficiency renovations

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By Thoma Garcia: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Energy has approved more than $250,000 in federal stimulus money for two area agencies to use in energy efficiency renovations. The city of Tucumcari and Quay County will receive a portion of the $8.1 million stimulus funds approved on Monday by USDOE. In all, 21 […]

Church raises money with enchilada dinner

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of the Center Street United Methodist Church in Tucumcari continued a tradition on Saturday, preparing an enchilada dinner to raise money for their church.

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 […]

Sharing a lesson learned early in life

By Lynn Moncus Money, or the lack thereof, is a frequent topic of conversation these days, giving us one more reason to return to the past and how we were taught to use whatever dimes we were given. As usual, Dad was an outstanding teacher and made me much aware of the importance of learning […]

Three questions with Bob McClelland Jr.

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer 1. What new attractions can people expect at the air show?? This year we are going to use pyrotechnics in parts of the air show. We want to see how the people will respond and if they like it well try and do it every year. 2. What is […]