Portales officials wary of Ute Water Authority

Jared Tucker Two Portales city councilors are concerned about how much power the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will have, and why there’s only one elected official representing the city. The authority meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Texico. Tuesday, Councilor Mike Miller said he thinks the utility will take important decisions about water issues […]

Utility spokesman: Birds caused outage

Blame it on the birds. That’s what Xcel Energy officials say is responsible for the four-hour power outage in Quay County on July 14. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said birds nesting on transmission structures caused a fault in a line feeding Tucumcari. Reeves said birds often pick up wire they find on roadsides and incorporate […]

Store gives help, bargins to area

William Thompson The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store , 188 W. Main Street sells on average $150 worth of items a day three days a week. Most of the proceeds go to help needy individuals with food, clothing, household goods and even utility bills. Maria Elam, president of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society […]

Letter to editor

Letter to the Editor 8-2-04 In last Saturday’s edition of the Quay County Sun City Commissioner Maestas states and I quote from the article, “City Commissioner Chris Maestas said he and fellow Commissioner Antonio Apodaca voted against the utility rate hikes but were outvoted 3-2 by Commissioners Betty Ditto and Jim Witcher and Mayor Mary […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]