Commission takes no action on city manager, waste water plant woes

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By Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission decided not to decide who would be the city’s new manager, at a special meeting last night. An early agenda of the meeting indicated that the commission would meet in a closed door session regarding the selection of a city manager. After meeting in a closed executive session […]

Tucumcari students make phyto-find

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Teenage volunteers at the MesaLands Dinosaur Museum have made a rare find. Tucumcari High School Students Stephen Smith, Carmen Runyan and Donny Price found teeth from a Phytosaur. That’s a semi-aquatic species that flourished in the late Triassic period 205 million years ago. They found the teeth while screening […]

Ethanol plant set to receive $220K training bonus

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Route 66 Ethanol plant — to be operational in late summer — is to receive $223,783 for creating 27 jobs from the state’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). The program is one of the state’s economic development tools to bring in new businesses and to assist existing businesses […]

Biodiesel plant to produce energy from animal fat

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An Australian company plans to build a biodiesel plant in Clovis that has the capacity to produce 75 million gallons of biodiesel annually from animal fat, officials announced Thursday in Albuquerque. American Renewable Fuels, a subsidiary of Australian Renewable Fuels, plans to locate the plant at the Clovis Industrial Park […]

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 […]

Uranium stakes require more resposibility

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The city of Tucumcari recently announced that uranium levels in Tucumcari’s water supply exceeded the federal guidelines. Some people joked that we might start glowing. On the other hand, it also looked like bottled water on shelves at the local grocery was getting sparse for a while, too. Tests  indicated […]

New owners take over ethanol refinery

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The new owners of the ethanol refinery on Rock Island Road signed the final papers on Wednesday morning. A Dallas-based partnership, SOZO Energy, LP, and the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. (TGED) agreed on Aug. 25 for SOZO to purchase the ethanol plant on Rock Island Road. Joseph Harker, […]

Texas group buys ethanol plant

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Dallas-based partnership, SOZO Energy, LP, and the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. (TGED) inked a deal on Aug. 25 for SOZO to purchase the ethanol plant on Rock Island Road, said a SOZO company official on Thursday. “SOZO will produce up to 10 million gallons of ethanol per […]

Ethanol production increasing nationwide

Ethanol developments near Quay County The Dallas-based Panda Ethanol Inc. announced Wednesday that it intends to build a 100 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Sherman County, Texas. It will be fueled by more than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure a year, according to a company press release. And on June 24, Gov. […]

Fate of old grain plant may be known soon

Chelle Delaney In possibly four weeks time, the fate of the old grainery plant on a 20-acre site on Rock Island Road could be decided, said Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Develop ment Corp. The development group’s request for proposals to turn the old plant into an ethanol plant has brought […]