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 [...]

Agricultural Science Center examines drought resistant forage

By QCS Staff A growing dairy industry in the Southern High Plains and the Rio Grande and Pecos River valleys brings with it increased demands for forage crops that provide feed for dairy cattle. But drought conditions, declining aquifers, urban growth and other factors can limit the amount of water available for irrigation of alfalfa [...]

Ute Lake Ranch officials express commitment to water

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A representative of Ute Lake Ranch expressed the company’s committment to water quality during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The Commission received a report from Lonnie Phelps, the engineer of Ute Lake Ranch, a planned community to take up 25,000 acres. Phelps brought [...]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” [...]

City schools qualify for free lunches

William Thompson All Tucumcari Public School students will be receiving free breakfasts at school this year, and school officials found out recently that city schools also qualify for free lunches pending school board approval. Sonia Raftery, Executive Assistant to the superintendent of Tucumcari schools, said achool officials found out the good news at a meeting [...]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, [...]

Election – Ron Wilmot

Name: Ron Wilmot Age: 53 Profession: Tucumcari Convention Center Director 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “Tucumcari has a small town atmosphere with a small town quality of life,” spouts our Economic Development Corporation website. Tucumcari may be where the legends began, but it is time to leave the past and [...]

Water quality: Right as rain

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By Gary Mitchell One good thing about having to drill so deeply for water in this region is that it helps ensure its purity, water experts say. The primary water source for this area is the Ogallala Aquifer, which is accessed by drilling 300 to 400 feet, depending on location. “Because of that, you don’t [...]