City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. […]

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 […]

Privatizing mail delivery could save post office

The U.S. Postal Service has increased rates so often in recent years it came out with the Forever Stamp, which is good for a first-class mailing into the indefinite future. On July 6, the USPS proposed another increase, a two-cent hike, to 46 cents, in 2011. That’s a 4 percent increase. Rates for other types […]

Xcel proposes rate increase

By Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy wants to raise electric rates 5.1 percent in New Mexico, a move the utility says would increase the average customer’s bill about $9 a month. Xcel filed its rate request Thursday with the state Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said if approved, the increase […]

10/29 Editorial

When is tax reform not a good idea? When it makes the current labyrinthine system even worse. Unfortunately, that’s just what would happen if the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform has its way. What else should one expect from a nine-member panel that includes a former IRS commissioner, Charles O. Rossotti? Appointed in […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]

City faces water rates increase

Jack King, Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Monthly water rates in some area communities could double or triple once the Ute water pipeline is in place, a financial study says. The rates of all communities participating in the project would rise and beyond some communities’ capacities to pay without various types of support, Clovis Public Works […]