Arch Hurley increases assessment fees

Thomas Garcia The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to increase assessment fees to counter the rise of district maintenance costs. “This is something nobody wanted to do, but we had little choice,” District Manager Franklin McCasland said. A resolution was introduced and passed during Tuesday’s monthly meeting, increasing the 2012 Class-A […]

ENMU raises tuition

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition and fees at all three of its campuses next year. Regents Randy Harris, Chad Lydick, Marshall Stinnett and Pauline Ponce voted Tuesday for the increases. Student Regent Robert Wachter voted against them. Tuition and fees at […]

City seeking 8 percent water rate hike

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission approved the first reading of a proposed eight percent increase to city water rates Tuesday. City Manager Bobbye Rose said the increase will help to balance the city’s budget. She said a special workshop was held Monday to try and develop a city budget for 2009-2010. “No decision was […]

Mesalands seeking $3.2 million to build residence hall

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees voted to seek approval from the state for $3.2 million to construct an on-campus residence hall. The proposed two-story residence hall was presented to the trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting by Mesalands dean of Administrative Services, David Gallatin. The hall will house […]

Number of early voters growing

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McCain needs to give voters more to go on

By Leon Logan There are a few things we know about John McCain. He has voted with Bush 90 percent of the time and 80 percent of the population say the country is going in the wrong direction. He supports the Iraq war and Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11. He thought Iraq […]

Interfaith group adopts new name

Members of the former Ministerial Alliance voted last month to change their name to Fellowship of Christian Pastors, said Fellowship president David McAfee. One of the group’s first activities is the sponsorship of a “Family Night in Tucumcari” picnic that will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the softball fields by the […]

Longhorns win District 4-1A title

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by Freedom Newspapers The Logan Longhorns are the District 4 1A champions after a win of 62-55 against the San Jon Coyotes in an intense match-up on Friday. “They are a great team,” said Longhorns coach Billy Burns. “It was a tremendous game and now we just have to wait and see how Springer and […]

Nearly one-third take part in primaries

QCS Staff In Quay County, less than a third of the 5,938 registered voters participated in the primary. In all, 1,808 votes were cast. Of the 3,585 registered Democrats, 40 percent or 1,406 voted. Of the 1,804 registered Republicans, 23 percent or 402 voted. Among Quay County’s registered voters, 500 have registered and declined to […]

2/ 26 Meeting notes

County Commission meeting • County Commissioner Frank McCasland gave a presentation on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. He said that the county needs to decide how much of their 1,000 acre/feet of water they have reserved in Ute Lake they would like to commit to the pipeline project and how much they would […]