Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided [...]

Wastewater facility nears completion

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Russell Anglin A new wastewater treatment plant in San Jon is almost finished. USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner visited village officials Monday and toured the new facility, in which village wastewater runs through sewer lines into three large lagoons lined with plastic to keep the sewage from seeping into the ground. San Jon [...]

Head Start program awarded grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Head Start program in Tucumcari is getting $245, 202 in federal stimulus money, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan announced Friday. The grant was awarded to Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, Inc. The money will be used for their Early Head Start programs established in 1995 as an extension [...]

State’s new euthanasia law will be costly to city

Chelle Delaney It will be costly and take some time to implement the state’s new euthanasia law for animals in Tucumcari and Quay County, according to the city’s police chief. Tucumcari is one of four cities in New Mexico that still uses a gas chamber. The Animal Sheltering Services Act, passed during the last legislative [...]

Glenrio Welcome Center officially opened

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Chelle Delaney Travelers who ventured into the new Glenrio Visitor Center at the Texas state line gave the new facility a thumbs up. While state officials were inside at a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, visitors such as Eric Smith and his family from Kokomo, Ind., were testing out the facility. “It’s a nice facility. [...]

Community input sought on high school project

By Aaron McKinney Tucumcari Public Schools has recognized for a number of years that our existing high school facility is showing its age. While we have a wonderful new library and a band and music facility that is more than adequate for our needs, the classrooms we must use everyday have challenges. We have heard [...]

Mesalands fitness center moves

Special to the QCS Work on the new addition to Building A on Mesalands Community College’s campus is just about completed, making it possible to move the Fitness Center from its location in Building C to the new location in the southwest corner of the new addition. But the move involves more than moving a [...]

Plant may face slow journey

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according [...]

Cutting cost of detention

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By Ryn Gargulinski With annual bills totaling about $300,000 to run the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center, county and detention center officials agreed the underage inmates are costing the county way too much money. And so county commissioners on Monday decided to send juvenile inmates to a facility in Curry County and, as a backup, [...]

8/24 Education Update

Area school board meetings this month were brief but beneficial to students and school spirit, according to school officials. The Logan Longhorns will be restarting their band program after almost two decades of no live music during games and other school activities, according to Connie Jackson, administrative secretary at the school. Jackson said the new [...]