Police controversy continues

TV Hagenah Complaints against city police dominated Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission for the third session in a row. And a former Quay County Sheriff’s Department Deputy offered to take citizens’ complaints against police and forward them to the city commission. “I have a bunch of people who are scared of the police,” said Wayne “Charlie” […]

Quay County buys buildings on Main Street

TV Hagenah On Monday, the Quay County Commission agreed to purchase two buildings for the county’s ASAP and DWI programs in order to save money. According to County Commissioner Grace Madrid the buildings which the two substance abuse programs are currently housed in at 109 and 113 East Main St. came available earlier this summer, […]

Swimming lessons end

William Thompson Dozens of Tucumcari youths recently completed swimming lessons at the municipal pool. Six lifeguards were on hand to teach swimming fundamentals. Lifeguard Andrea Garcia said that for many of the preschool children, the first task was to get them comfortable with the water. “The first day we showed the kids the pool rules […]

Xcel employees rodeo

TV Hagenah Two Tucumcari natives traveled to Lubbock last week and took part in a rodeo, but it was unlike most rodeos. There were no horses to be ridden, no steers to be roped and no bulls to be survived. The reason for the lack of animals was that the two competing, Joe Barnett and […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]

Development head leaves early

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick who was scheduled to finish up his job with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 31 and take a similar position in Hobbs has left the Tucumcari job early. “As of today (Thursday, Aug. 5) the GTEDC and I have severed all connections,” said Kendrick […]

County nixes pay raises

William Thompson The Quay County budget was finalized July 12 and no pay raises for county employees were included in the budget. According to the minutes of a special budget session on June 4, former County Manager Paula Chacon, acting as a consultant, reported to county commissioners that no pay raises would be forthcoming. “The […]

City gets waterline support

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, he recently received information from the federal government that Tucumcari would be receiving federal money to help with its aging waterlines. Primrose said the city would be receiving a grant of $265,000 and low interest loans up to $615,200 specifically ear-marked to “revamp” the city’s waterlines. […]

Dismissal sought in case

William Thompson Hal Greig, attorney for local rancher Kyle Evetts, has filed a motion in 10th Judicial District Court to dismiss all criminal sexual charges levied against his client. Evetts was indicted in February on nine counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor. The alleged acts were to have occurred between June 1989 and […]

San Jon to build village hall

William Thompson San Jon’s village administration employees will be moving from their cramped quarters at the San Jon Community Center into the spacious confines of a new village hall in early 2005. Rosalie Rachor, San Jon Administrative Assistant, said San Jon has received more than $230,000 in grants to build the new village hall. “The […]