Gov. Richardson, U.S. Air Force agree to expand Melrose Bombing Range

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base.The proposed expansion will transfer land from the State Land Office to the U.S. Air Force to expand the Melrose Bombing Range, according to a press release […]

Officials hopeful legislative funding survives

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of funding local projects lies in the governor’s hands. Gov. Bill Richardson can veto the million-dollar packed bill, or with a quick signature make some local officials very happy. Tucumcari city and Quay County officials are hopeful that the capital outlay projects bill will survive Richardson’s scrutiny. […]

Ralph Clifton Richardson

Services: At 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 a memorial service will be held at the Center Street Methodist Church in Tucumcari. Ralph Clifton Richardson, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. Mr. Richardson was born Oct. 6, 1923 to Ralph E. and Vivo Richardson. He attended school in Montoya and then attended school in Tucumcari, where […]

Ralph Clifton “Clif” Richardson

Services: Will be announced at a later date. Ralph Clifton “Clif” Richardson died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Raymore, Mo. He was born Oct. 10, 1923 in New Mexico and was raised in the state. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Grace Hospice, 9233 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, […]

ENMU celebrates 1957 season

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When the Greyhound football team lost 45-20 last Saturday at Abilene Christian, it meant Eastern New Mexico University would again be just outside the Division II rankings. But it meant something else for Eastern New Mexico University (4-1). When this Mark Ribaudo-led Greyhounds squad suffered its first loss, it […]

Spraying to eradicate salt cedars

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney A spraying program to kill salt cedars on land along 160 miles of the Canadian River in New Mexico and Texas is hoped to help the flow of water into Lake Meredith, said officials of the Canadian Municipal Water Authority. Last week, Lake Meredith hit an […]

Gov. Richardson meets with Quay County’s dems

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By Chelle Delaney Governor Bill Richardson adroitly worked the courtyard filled with well-wishers and supporters at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Tuesday making sure to shake as many hands as he could. He said he had just come from the wind farms, where he was filming several 30-second commercials for his campaign. And he continued […]

Landowners work for compromise in subdivision

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Landowners of the Montoya Subdivision showed a willingness to compromise on one landowner’s request to change land status during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. Robert Beasley, one of about 10 owners of the land east of Tucumcari, has sought to have the county abandon the subdivision and change his […]

Richardson touts fuel, films

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Renewable fuel and film. Gov. Bill Richardson is optimistic that New Mexico can be a key state for both, and he highlighted Tucumcari’s role in both during a Monday town hall meeting. Richardson spoke with a packed crowd at the Tucumcari Convention Center’s meeting room, where the governor heard […]

Quay rodeo arena could lasso in nearly $25,000

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Manager Terry Turner said he was never a rodeo star. Rather, he said he excelled at football, enough to earn him a scholarship through college. But he said that doesn’t stop him from knowing the importance of rodeo to New Mexico. It’s so important, in fact, he just sent […]