City approves March ballot

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners approved a March election ballot Tuesday and conceptual plan for the Railroad Depot Project. The commission approved the ballot for election of municipal officers March 2, 2010. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The elective offices open are District Four commissioner […]

Project request approved

QCS Staff QCS staff County commissioners approved to send the 2011 Appropriation Project request to the state during Monday’s meeting. County Manager Richard Primrose said the request would be to either combined the city and county offices into one new building or to build an add-on to the existing building. “This is just an application […]

Mesalands to take part in new project

QCS Staff Mesalands is one of six colleges in the state of New Mexico that was selected by the New Mexico Higher Education Department to participate in a Distance Education Learning Technology pilot project, said Amber McClure, Director of Educational Services at Mesalands. Mesalands will receive the $15,000 for three years, to conduct the research […]

Conchas Dam project receives funding

QCS Staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M., report the Senate has approved legislation funding New Mexico’s two national laboratories and a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday night, according to a news release from both […]

Commissioners approve waterline project

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer City commissioners approved a $2.4 million project Thursday to repair waterlines and resurface Second Street in Tucumcari. The city received a $1.782 million grant from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department Combined with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, […]

First Street overpass gets first monitoring device

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Chelle Delaney An overpass in Tucumcari is the sole site of a pilot project that could change the future of how overpasses and bridges are monitored for safety, said a University of New Mexico civil engineer. For almost two years a UNM research team worked to refine the monitoring system installed June 24 on the […]

Press Release: BLM seeks comments on proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project

SANTA FE – The Bureau of Land Management is asking the public to help identify issues involved in a proposal to construct a high-voltage 500 kilovolt (kV) power transmission line (or two parallel lines) across southern New Mexico and Arizona. The BLM has initiated a public scoping process to gather information about the proposal and […]

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 […]

Tucumcari, San Jon to split $1 million in federal grants

Thomas Garcia Several Eastern New Mexico communities recently received a portion of $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, said an Eastern Plains Council of Government official. “It was a good day,” said Gregg Williams, director of Economic Development, EPCOG. “A total of 10 communities in eastern New Mexico received these funds for […]