Community Notes: Roundtable, Udall’s office to visit Grady, Meeting on pipeline

Roundtable set for Thursday The 13th ACI dutch treat luncheon will be at 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the . Pow Wow Restaurant.  Participants will meet new ACI president, Beverlee McClure. McClure will carry legislative priorities to New Mexico Legislators during the next legislative session.  Seating is limited to 40 seats, so call 461-1694. Rural […]

Logan approved for $8 million in waste water funds

QCS Staff The Village of Logan has been approved for more than $8 million in federal funding for a waste water project, U.S. senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Dominici, announced this week in press releases. The funds are comprised of a $4.34 million low-interest loan and a $4.08 million grant from the federal government. Logan […]

Volunteer firefighters cut loose by county

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Seven volunteer firefighters from Rural I station, including its station chief, received letters from the Quay County interim manager stating their services were “no longer needed or desired,” according to one of the firefighters who received a letter. The letter from Interim County Manager Wayne Cunningham also stated, “your continued […]

Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

Tucumcari among towns targeted for grant

Special to the Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced that 10 small New Mexico communities are the target for a $150,000 federal rural economic development grant awarded to make community development goals a reality. Domenici reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has issued the grant to the New Mexico Rural Development […]

Water money pours into Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Federal money for city water projects poured into Tucumcari. Specifically, a total of $940,200 was given in the form of grants and loans to fund a portion of the water lines that need replacing beneath the major construction zone still under construction. “This is for the utility section of the First […]

Calendar 7/6

Today – The RAD Water Users Co-op will meet at the Norton Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. Saturday – The 10th annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held at the old Rosebud schoolhouse, 10 a.m. MDT. Registration fee: $1 Monday – The museum board will meet at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, 3 p.m. Tuesday – Tucumcari’s […]

July 2 Calendar

uesday — The Red Hat Society will meet at Bambino’s Restaurant, noon. Wednesday — The RAD Water Users Co-op will meet at the Norton Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. July 9 — The 10th annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held at the old Rosebud schoolhouse, 10 a.m. MDT. Registration fee: $1 July 11 — The […]

Water bill introduced

QCS STAFF Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are on the same page in wanting to address rural water problems. They recently introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that is designed to improve water service to rural communities, according to a joint press release. The Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2005 would […]

Gov. pushes special election agenda at TES

By Ryan Lengerich New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson campaigned in favor of the two amendments posted on the Sept. 23 special election ballot when he addressed Tucumcari Elementary School Tuesday. Calling himself a “champion of rural areas,” the governor gave a 20-minute speech to a floor full of wide-eyed students and about 40 parents, school […]