Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]

Four die in area auto accidents

David Irvin Three Quay county residents died as a result of vehicle crashes over the last five days Around midnight Sunday Tucumcari youth Dathan Garcia, 17, died just outside Portales. In a second accident Monday outside St. Vrain, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a result […]

City building new water tank

TV Hagenah An $800,000 Community Development Block Grant is being used by the city of Tucumcari to construct Tucumcari’s newest water tank on the corner of Railroad and Fourth, according to Tucumcari Development Officer Doug Powers. Powers said work is already in high gear on construction of the “state of the art” water tank. “Oh, […]

Bond passes in New Mexico

Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $94.5 million to colleges statewide was in position to pass at press time Tuesday. Bond B will benefit Mesalands Community College, Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and Clovis Community College. Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry said voters approved funding for school improvement in 2002, […]

Program offers heating help

William Thompson Quay County residents who need help with their utility bills this winter can find some relief at the New Mexico Human Services office on West Route 66 Boulevard. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is in operation, offering eligible residents a one-time payout. Esther Blea, handles the applications for utility bill […]

Brunch fund raiser

TV Hagenah A sspecial brunch is scheduled this weekend to lhelp raise funds for the completion of Veterans Park on Main Street. The fund raiser is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Veterans of Foreign War Post at 105 E. Main. The brunch will feature Huevo Rancheros with either red or green chili. A […]

Election provides tight local races

TV Hagenah While George Bush walked away with the presidential votes in Quay County, 2651 to John Kerry’s 1420, the local races still managed to maintain their own suspense as the county commission election for District 2 went down to the absentee vote count which came at the end of the evening. When it was […]

Car hits Lowe’s Grocery

TV Hagenah Clovis businessman Lynn Berry had just entered Lowe’s Grocery and was walking east in front of the cash registers when all of a sudden cans, bottles, six packs and cases of beer came off the south wall of the liquor portion of the grocery store. “It was unbelievable,” said Berry. “My first thought […]

Candidates look at last four days

TV Hagenah Quay County’s one true contested election for the county commissioner seat for District 3 is entering into the last three days before election day and the two candidates for the position are going into the final stretch in completely different fashions. Incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling said he will be campaigning up until the […]

Police vehicle hit

William Thompson It is perhaps a motorist’s worst nightmare to crash into a police vehicle. That nightmare came true for a 16-year-old girl Monday afternoon at the intersection of Washington and South Ninth Street. According to Sgt. Cleo Baker of New Mexico State Police, the girl was driving northbound on South Ninth Street when she […]