05-03-08: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m., the Great American Cleanup. Meet at Kvols Park.Today: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free Dumping at the city landfill for the Great Ameican Cleanup No batteries or hazardous waste can be taken.

City offers free compost to gardeners

By Tom Dominguez Talking to Joe Ramirez, city of Tucumcari Wastewater superintendent, the best compost to get is through the city waste water department. It only cost you the effort and time to go by and pick it up. According to Ramirez, the biosolids that come from wastewater go through an industrial digestive process for [...]

Fish farm owners tout Clovis as site

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers A Canadian company is interested in bringing a new type of agriculture industry to Curry County — fish farming. Aquaranch Industries representatives presented plans Tuesday to the Curry County Commission to establish a fish farm at the former Swift/Frozefruit plant south of Clovis on County Road K. The Clovis facility [...]

Big checks to help Quay waste water treatment

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Officials of Tucumcari and Logan were happy to see Ryan Gleason, New Mexico state director of the USDA Rural Development Office, on Tuesday. They especially liked the part when he signed the huge ceremonial checks to the tune of $8.4 million for Logan and $2.1 million for Logan. Gleason [...]

Trash is big business

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Let’s talk trash. Like what’s in your garbage can. Just because we want to throw these things away, doesn’t mean they’re “trash.” We’re denigrating, belittling, disparaging, maligning, and slandering a valuable commodity. Look, here in Tucumcari, we’re spending $1.2 million just for a place to put some of what [...]

Keeping Quay cleaner

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The stocking’s unhung, the boxes unstuffed and the Christmas tree stands naked, dried up and shedding — waiting to be put to rest. But there are better ways to dispose of trash and has-been Christmas trees than simply stacking them into a dumpster or hiding them in an alley, according to [...]

San Jon faces trash

TV Hagenah As with almost everyone in Quay County, the pulling out of the trash business by the Quay County Government is impacting the Village of San Jon. According to San Jon Village Administrator Bobbye Rose, a number of village residents are afraid the county getting out of the disposal of solid waste could affect [...]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, [...]

County looks for way out of trash

TV Hagenah Quay County is looking at getting out of the trash business. At Monday’s meeting of the Quay County Commission, commissioners and Quay County Manager Terry Turner discussed the problems that have come to the county with handling trash pick up and providing trash drop off for county residents. County commissioners pointed to a [...]