Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly […]

Water group discusses budget

By Dave Gragg Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority also discussed a proposed budget for the office staff at Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed first-year budget of $223,000 includes $27,000 in start-up costs. The two-person office would run closer to $200,000 each year after that. Half of the money would come from the […]

Tradition with a capital ‘T’

Dave Gragg Tucumcari High School seniors stood in the back of trucks borrowed from the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, bouncing their way to the top of the town’s most recognizable feature. “This is what we lovingly refer to as a ‘primitive road,’” said Michael Latham as he drove a fire department brush buggy over terrain […]

College squad repaints arena

John Yearout Before heading home for summer break, Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team members gave the Quay County Fairground rodeo facility a new coat of paint and a clean up. Visitors will see bright yellow and blue fences and gates at the arena as a result of the students’ efforts. “We are pleased that we […]

City: No more second chances

Angela Peacock Tucumcari residents now have stricter deadlines for paying their water bills. At Thursday’s City Commission Meeting City Manager Richard Primrose announced that the city will no longer be sending duplicate cut off notices. He said Tucumcari is averaging about $725 a month in postage and labor cost for having to send out more […]

State Police intercept 30 pounds of meth

Sun Staff New Mexico State Police officers found more than 30 pounds of methamphetimes during a traffic stop Tuesday morning at the 334 eastbound milepost on I-40. The 1998 Ford Explorer was stopped for a seatbelt violation. During the traffic stop, conversation with the driver revealed inconsistent stories and extreme nervous behavior. Officers asked for […]

A place to come home to

Freedom Newspapers To the ancients, four elements — earth, water, air and fire — were the building blocks of all things. While we now have a better understanding of the atomic and subatomic makeup of matter, these four elements remain the building blocks to the future of Quay County. Earth is the foundation. Agriculture is […]

School board recognizes achievements

At its meeting Monday, the Tucumcari School Board awarded plaques to Tucumcari students who earned awards in their respective academic and athletic competitions. The following students placed in THS FCCLA State Competition: Teresa Araiza — Silver medal for decorated cake, silver medal for chapter banner Joey Blas — Gold medal for Chapter Creed, silver medal […]

An exit strategy, ASAP

Freedom Newspapers The aftermath of the war in Iraq is not going as well as the lightning-quick victory. The country remains in chaos, with anarchy in many cities, including parts of Baghdad. The first U.S. official in charge of reconstructing Iraq, Army Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner, left the country on May 6 and was […]

Reading program boon to elementary

Yvette McFarland and Margaret Mate Has your child read 78 books this school year? Second graders at Tucumcari Elementary School have! The Accelerated Reading Program (A.R.) helped make this possible. We have evaluated this program this year to find the following results: o 64 Second-grade students o Average reading level: Third grade (2 months above […]