Wilson talks issues during Tucumcari visit

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Thomas Garcia Former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson visited with residents in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday to discuss concerns affecting the region and country. “It’s no big secret, everyone is worried about the economy,” Wilson said. Wilson will be traveling through New Mexico this week as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated […]

Committee meets to discuss Ute Reservoir

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Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do […]

Landowner’s associations discuss wind energy

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Thomas Garcia The chairman of a local renewable energy landowner association said projects are under way that would eliminate the stumbling block for wind energy farms in eastern New Mexico — transferring the electricity to national markets. Representatives for these projects spoke at the third annual Coalition of Renewable Energy Landowner Associations meeting Saturday in […]

Commissioners discuss redistricting, water rates

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari city commission held a public hearing for residents to review and discuss the municipal redistricting proposed by Southwest Political Services. Sterling Fluharty, owner of the Albuquerque based Southwest Political Services, presented three redistricting options. “I want to take the time to tell the public and commission the difference in the concepts and […]

Public hearing set for city redistricting

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Thomas Garcia A public hearing will be held on Nov. 29 to discuss the proposed redistricting of Tucumcari’s municipal districts. “This will only effect the city’s municipal districts, it is not part of the proposed congressional redistricting,” said city clerk Christine Dougherty. Dougherty said Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager of Southwest Political Services of […]

Residents discuss bad Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different […]

Conchas residents discuss county police schedule

Russell Anglin Conchas residents and San Miguel County authorities seem to agree on one thing when it comes to their county police force. “There’s not enough cover,” County Sheriff Bennie Vigil said. A sheriff, undersheriff, sergeant and six deputies make up the county police force, which patrols a 4,700-square-mile area. Vigil said he wanted to […]

Tucumcari school board holds closed meeting

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday to discuss threatened litigation. A closed executive session lasted approximately 45 minutes. The board then resumed in open session and delegated authority to the superintendent and the school’s lawyers to negotiate a settlement in a pending litigation. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney and […]

Attorney general candidates discuss open government

Bingaman addresses local concerns

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Thomas Garcia Local officials met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to discuss issues affecting residents in Quay County. Money for improvements at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and transmission lines for wind energy were a few of the issues raised by officials who met with Bingaman on Wednesday. “If there’s a possibility of more stimulus […]