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  • Hearing held on plan to change state park fees

    Maddie Kenyon, Correspondent|Mar 13, 2024

    Tucumcari recently hosted a New Mexico State Parks meeting to discuss the possibility of implementing new fees for all state parks. The meeting was held on March 6 at Mesalands Community College’s wind energy center. The new fees, announced earlier this month, are being suggested due to inflation, lack of upgrades and low employment rates. Between 10 and 15 people attended. CJ Wiegel, a member of the State Parks Advisory Board, said he understands the necessity of increasing fees. “(I didn’t realize) the need to increase our fees (and the n...

  • Officials, residents talk about possible renewable energy hub

    Maddie Kenyon, Correspondent|Feb 28, 2024

    The New Mexico Environment Department hosted a climate action engagement meeting Thursday in Tucumcari, including discussing the possibility of a renewable energy hub being implemented in the city. The meeting was at the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. The meeting sought community input on the state’s climate action plan. Claudia Borchert, climate change policy coordinator at the Environment Department, said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered a cut in greenhouse gas emissions. “The env...

  • Closed Tucumcari buildings may see new life

    Maddie Kenyon, Correspondent|Jan 17, 2024

    Robert Moore Jr. has been working to restore several historic buildings in Tucumcari. With the help of his wife Heather and brother William Cooke, Moore is buying long-closed businesses in Tucumcari and trying to restore them to their former glory. "We want to better Tucumcari. We were tired of looking at rundown buildings," Moore said. "We wanted to make new jobs for people and make a change." He owns a plethora of properties in the community. He plans to reopen The Malt Shop, the Relax Inn (fo...

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