Governor signs water authority bill

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority […]

County loses out on outlay money

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has frozen more than $1 million in capital outlay money that had been approved and allocated to Quay County agencies. Tucumcari, Logan and Quay County each have state grant money that has been frozen. “We were told that capital outlay projects needed to have […]

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Jay Hugh Richardson celebrated his fifth birthday on Sunday at the village park in Logan. He celebrated with friends and family with a “Spider-Man” theme party. He is the son of Rhonda Miller and Jory Richardson of Logan. Chris McKinney and Crystal Dominguez of Tucumcari are the parents of a 7-pound, 5-ounce baby girl on […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

County offers Gov. Richardson a ‘teachable moment’

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Chelle Delaney Some educators call them a “teachable moment.” They are those short opportune slices of time that give way to a lesson that was not on the day’s agenda. Then again, some may call it just a plain old setup. On Friday, when Gov. Bill Richardson visited Tucumcari, he and his two staffers were […]

Governor seeks project ideas for stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney By the time Gov. Bill Richardson left Tucumcari on Friday, he had a multi-million-dollar wish list from local government and elected officials. Richardson was here on a listening tour to hear what projects city and county leaders hoped to receive funding for from the federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. […]

Counties wait on capital outlay bill

Thomas Garcia Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa.Officials in Quay County are […]

Governor pledges support of $4.2 million for Tucumcari projects

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Gov. Bill Richardson said he would work for and support $4.2 million from capital outlay funds for Tucumcari’s Main Street program and Mesalands Community College in the upcoming legislative session. Richardson voiced his support for the projects Thursday during a visit to Tucumcari at a rally for the groundbreaking of a new Tucumcari High School. […]

Gov. Bill Richardson to visit Tucumcari

By QCS Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Tucumcari Thursday for a pre-groundbreaking rally for the new Tucumcari High School at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium, school officials said. Students, school staff and members of the Tucumcari Board of Education will participate and the public is invited to attend, according to a release. Richardson’s […]

Governor to support local projects

Chelle Delaney Gov. Bill Richardson met with local officials on Wednesday and