Invasive plants suck New Mexico dry

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It may not be an invasion of leaf-eating beetles or the body snatchers, but conservationists say the influx of salt cedar trees in New Mexico may be equally as dangerous. Perhaps for indigenous plants the body snatcher allusion is not too far off, according to experts from New Mexico State University, […]

Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

Candidates square off for state senate – Frost

David Arkin A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, currently holds the […]

Students plant trees to help landscape

TV Hagenah Throughout the day Thursday, Tucumcari Elementary School students filed out of their school and into the “Outdoor Classroom” just north of the elementary school to plant trees to help landscape the classroom. The children were divided up into small groups under the immediate supervision of a high school National Honor Society member and […]

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 […]