First Street project groundbreaking, work approaches

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun On June 1 a two year project on Tucumcari’s First Street will begin. The main goal of the project: to repair the storm drainage system on the road and prevent flooding, according to Jerry Cannon, the project supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The DOT hired A.S. […]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 […]

5/4 Community notes

• The Tucumcari Golf Course is beginning a few different summer programs soon. Junior Clinics will begin on Saturday. The clinic will be for children ages 7 to 17 and will run from 9:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. They will be offered each Saturday during the summer and equipment will be available for those who […]

5/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: May 3 • About 9:30 a.m. a woman called from the vicinity of Lake and Harmon Streets to report a suspicious vehicle. A man inside the vehicle was subsequently arrested on a municipal warrant. May […]

Money, work needed for pool to open

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Without work and money, the Tucumcari pool will not be able to open this summer. The city manager reported to the city commission at their meeting Thursday that the pool leaked 3,000 gallons of water during 24 hours after filling it. “It’s not looking very good for the swimming pool […]

Tucucmari Elementary fifth graders learn water safety and get tour of Conchas dam on field trip

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By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari fifth graders learned about water safety and went deep inside Conchas Dam Friday on a field trip to Core of Engineers Day Use Area at Conchas Dam. Julie Stone, a Corps of Engineers park ranger, taught students the “Reach, Throw and Go” techniques of water safety. Fifth grader Kyle […]

‘Route 66 Mural’ dedicated

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Jim Oliver came to see his John Deer cutter on the side of the Lowe’s building. Bill Rouse came to see his horses. Muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles used photos from around Tucumcari to paint the images in the Route 66 Mural. About one year after Doug began painting […]

4/30 Community notes

• The project to replace the storm drain system on First Street is set to begin on June 1. Beginning next week, workers from the contractor doing the project, A.S. Horner, will begin videotaping homes and businesses along the road to document the state of the buildings along the street. The project is set to […]

City seeks new police chief by June

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said Thursday the city is taking out advertisements for a new police chief and he hopes to hire a new chief by June. Primrose said Interim Chief Mark Radosevich has helped design the advertisements. “We’re going to receive applications and get a review board […]

Highway bill offers N.M. $1.68 billion

By William Thompson: Quay COunty Sun A federal highway bill before the U.S. Senate would offer New Mexico $1.68 billion in funds over a five-year period according to a press release from Senator Pete Domenici. The bill, if passed by the senate and signed into law by President George W. Bush, would provide the necessary […]