Lawmakers address local issues

Editor’s note: New Mexico’s 2005 Legislature kicks off a 60-day run on Tuesday and lawmakers are expected to address dozens of issues, from tax cuts to economic development and get-tough laws aimed at drunken drivers. Gov. Bill Richardson is even expected to push a plan for promoting rodeo. That idea is going over well at […]

Governor seeks money for rodeo

TV Hagenah Rodeo in Tucumcari and across New Mexico will get a boost if Gov. Bill Richardson has his way. A proposal from the governor’s office is aimed at promoting rodeoing and at least three of Richardson’s goals would directly affect the Quay County area: • College scholarships totaling $400, 000 for New Mexico residents […]

City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

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, […]

Program offers heating help

William Thompson Quay County residents who need help with their utility bills this winter can find some relief at the New Mexico Human Services office on West Route 66 Boulevard. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is in operation, offering eligible residents a one-time payout. Esther Blea, handles the applications for utility bill […]

Mother Road Rally set for June 17

William Thompson Organizers are already busy planning for the second annual Mother Road Rally, set to take place at the Quay County Fairgrounds June 17-19. Lynn Hudson, committee chairperson for the Mother Road Rally board, said the board is meeting formally every other week. “Community members can contact one of the board members and ask […]

Does collect to fight MS

TV Hagenah According to Jessica Braziel, the local Order of Does are going all out to combat Multiple Sclerosis this year. Braziel, the secretary of the local Does organization, said her group will be raising money during the week of October 17 throughout the area. “One of our big activities is to raise money for […]

Local Senate race almost a bargain

Elaine Quarles In this district in the northeastern corner of the state, winning candidates often spend less than $20,000 to get elected. Contributions for the 2004 State Senate race between Sen. Clinton Harden and the Democratic challenger, Robert Frost, are typical. Campaign finance reports filed to date with the Secretary of State and available online […]

Logan Bass Club hosts tournament

William Thompson The 13th annual Ute Lake Open bass tournament is coming to Logan Oct. 2-3. Bob Rutter, of the Logan Bass Club, said the tournament draws a big crowd for early fall. “We should have between 50-60 two-person teams,” said Rutter. “That’s a lot of people coming into Logan and spending money on food, […]

United Way begins local fund drive

William Thompson Members of the United Way of Quay County are raising funds for the charitable organization. The annual fund drive is now in progress throughout Quay County until well into November. Pat Sparks, a United Way volunteer, said all the workers for United Way are volunteers. “About 99.25 percent of the money we raise […]