Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

Residents plan protest of pipeline project

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along […]

Logan receives grant for sewer project

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A $3.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will enable Phase II of the Village of Logan sewer project to get started immediately. Terry Brunner, State Director, USDA presented the grant March 3 to Logan Village Council. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin said total cost of […]

Three questions with Aaron McKinney

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Have the students and staff adjusted well to the active construction at the high school? It has not effected anything going on in the classrooms. We have been observing the class rooms since school has started and have not seen a difference. What is the status of phase I […]

Logan begins work to phase out septic tanks

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Thomas Garcia Phase I in the construction of the $13 million sewer pipeline project for the Village of Logan began Tuesday. Crews of the contracting company SAMCON INC. of Albuquerque, broke ground on the sewer project, said Larry Wallin, Village of Logan manager. “This first phase will introduce the service to 400 new customers,” Wallin […]

Tucumcari schools set for $15 million budget for 2010

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education discussed a preliminary budget of $15 million for the 2010 school year. “Thanks to $560,000 in stimulus funds the budget will be about the same as last year’s,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS Business Manager at Tuesday night’s meeting. Bauler said that the stimulus funds helped to […]

School board selects contractor for phase one new THS

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education awarded a $4 million contract for the construction of the first phase of the new Tucumcari High School to Gerald Martin Ltd. of Albuquerque. The contract was awarded at a special meeting on Thursday. Before the vote, school superintendent Aaron McKinney advised the board that Gerald […]

Design firm OKed for THS renovation

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari School Board agreed to hire the architectural firm of Greer Stafford/SJCF, Inc. for the high school’s planned renovation. The project is estimated to take about three years and to cost about $20 million, said officials from the state and Greer Stafford at Monday’s board meeting. The school system has received […]

$5 million awarded for new high school

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Schools received $5.4 million from the Public School Capital Outlay Council for construction of a new High School, said Superintendent Aaron McKinney. At a Capital Outlay meeting in Santa Fe on Wednesday the state awarded $5,472,000 to the Tucumcari High School for the design and construction […]

Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly […]