Obama budget allocating funds for Ute pipeline project

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up […]

Courthouse funds up for approval

QCS Staff A bill supporting $335,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County and the City of Tucumcari is in the process of being approved in the state Legislature. House Tax and Revenue Committee substitute for House Bill 191 earmarks $185,000 for Quay County Courthouse renovations and $150,000 for Tucumcari trash collection trucks. “This is […]

Elks announce cerebral palsy program

Special to QCS Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 in conjunction with the New Mexico Elks Association are pleased to officially announce that the Cerebral Palsy Commission has implemented a new program emphasizing helping those in need on a local level. Under the new program, funds will be made available for equipment and modifications to equipment and […]

Elks Lodge post raises funds

On April 11 the Tucumcari Elks Lodge #1172 made a number of donations to youth groups in Quay County. The lodge donated $2000 to the Tucumcari High School Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America organization. The group is raising funds for national competition to be held this summer in Anaheim, Calif. The lodge also […]

Community briefs — Feb. 2

Cake walk will help raise funds There will be a benefit cake walk at 1 p.m., Sunday at the Knights of Columbus. This is a fundraiser for Felice Trujillo-Cepeda. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called acute porphyria. All proceeds will be used to help with expenses for doctors’ visits and medication. The […]

School programs deserve funds

By Dennis Roch, Guest columnist As the state Legislature deliberates over New Mexico’s budget shortfall, I have frequently heard the statement, “Every program must take its share of cuts.” This statement assumes every program is of equal value, and has an equal return for our future benefit, an idea which is far from the truth. […]

Tucumcari schools set for $15 million budget for 2010

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education discussed a preliminary budget of $15 million for the 2010 school year. “Thanks to $560,000 in stimulus funds the budget will be about the same as last year’s,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS Business Manager at Tuesday night’s meeting. Bauler said that the stimulus funds helped to […]

Tucumcari, San Jon to split $1 million in federal grants

Thomas Garcia Several Eastern New Mexico communities recently received a portion of $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, said an Eastern Plains Council of Government official. “It was a good day,” said Gregg Williams, director of Economic Development, EPCOG. “A total of 10 communities in eastern New Mexico received these funds for […]

How rural communities can seek stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney In addition to $1.8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for New Mexico, an additional $78 billion in grant funds is available to the states for programs from health care to weatherization, said Lt. Governor Diane Denish. Denish and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan spoke to community and government leaders on […]

Mesalands officials hoping for funds from state’s Higher Education Department

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Thomas Garcia New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recommended $1.25 million in capital funds from the New Mexico Higher Education Department for Mesalands Community College, college officials said. Mesalands board of trustees was informed Tuesday night at its regular meeting that the college had received two separate recommendations from Richardson. The recommendations made were for $750,000 […]