City approves $16.8 million budget

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Budget $1.3 million more than year ago. Tucumcari’s finance director Marty Garcia said Tuesday the city’s budget has increased by $1.3 million from last year, mainly due to increases in payroll for city employees and money set aside for renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The $16.8 […]

Family works to preserve cowboy ways

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Family reunion includes annual branding of local ranch’s calves. Lee and Debbie Tillman, and their son Jason Tillman, had a few extra ranch hands Memorial Day weekend. More than 30 family members and friends converged on their property just south of San Jon. Some came from as far […]

‘We come here to remember’

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Friends, relatives of deceased veterans gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay respects. On a sunny Memorial Day in Tucumcari, relatives and friends of deceased veterans came to Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery to pay their respects. Benny Sandoval drove from Garden City, Kan. The former Tucumcari resident, army specialist, and […]

Court compliance program approaches anniversary

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Quay County Misdemeanor Court Compliance Program is approaching its first anniversary. In effect since July 1, 2004, the program has monitored more than 100 individuals convicted of misdemeanor offenses. The purpose of the monitoring is to keep offenders from returning to jail, program supervisor Noreen Hendrickson said. “The […]

Local canals receive water

QCS Staff QCS Staff The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, in conjunction with the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, released irrigation water Tuesday. The water will flow in canals throughout Quay County and the Tucumcari area, according to Joe Martinez, a corps of engineers maintenance work leader. “We released 200 cubic feet of […]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it […]

Around Town 5/28

Carlos Ortiz of Tucumcari recently won a team roping competion in Albuquerque sponsored by Booger Barter Productions, according to Booger Barter officials. He was the high-point individual and named the team Roping champion. He won a 2005 Dodge four-door pickup for his efforts. Tucumcari’s Fred Ortiz placed ninth in the average of three steers and […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]

Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]

Awards

QCS Staff The following Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School students were honored at a recent school board meeting. The students were recognized for placement in state competitions. Tucumcari High School Future Farmers of America students David Atwood – Homesite team, third place. Entomology team, sixth place. Chelsea Beall – Floriculture, first place. Entomology […]