Pipleline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs

By denying a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, President Barack Obama may succeed in delaying until after November’s election the politically difficult decision of which loyal constituency to offend, big labor or environmental activists. What is more certain is that the political maneuvering to deny a permit for the controversial 1,600-mile pipeline […]

Water permit delays cause for concern

By QCS Staff A representative of the Tucumcari Feedyard expressed frustration at the city’s slow pace to get a permit for gray water that could be used for livestock at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. Rancher Jack Smith said he had been working with the state’s Environment Department to get the necessary permits for the […]

Permit fees bumped up

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fees from annexation to zoning admendments will cost more beginning Feb. 1. Increases were approved by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night on the recommendation of the city’s Planning and Development departments. The fees correspond with the city’s new Unified Developement Code, said Development director Doug Powers. Some […]

Plant may face slow journey

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according […]

Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]