Officials to relocate playground equipment

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Thomas Garcia State and city officials agreed on a plan to restore and relocate the playground equipment from the Five Mile Park to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “It is good to see proactive involvement from a community to save a historical location such as Five Mile Park,” said Pilar M. Cannizzaro, architectural project reviewer for […]

‘Racino’ plans still on track

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The principal parties applying for a proposed $30 million race track and casino, “racino,” in Tucumcari will be introduced to the community later this month, said Warren Frost, a Logan attorney and executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Plans are under way for the group to apply […]

Majority ownership given up in racino plan

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed to give up 91 percent of its ownership to a private management firm, said Warren Frost, executive director of the authority. The authority’s members, Quay County, Tucumcari, San Jon and Logan, now would have to split 9 percent of the proceeds, […]

City Agrees: Signs need facelift

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari “Welcomes you” signs will be getting a facelift and new makeup, the City Commission agreed on Thursday night. The two welcoming signs at the east and west ends of the Tucumcari Boulevard will be revamped and repainted for $1,400 by Rudy Gonzales’ business, “Signs by Rudy.” Individual […]

District looks to change up water’s flow

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Management and documentation of water flow through the canals and lateral waterways of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District are key to achieving more efficiencies in the delivery of water for crop irrigation, said district board members at their meeting on Tuesday morning. In fact, the board scheduled a workshop […]

Arch Hurley Distict names five finalists

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy Board of Directors will be interviewing candidates for its general manager on Thursday, the board said at its meeting on Tuesday night. To be interviewed are: • William Conrad of Logan • Mike Delano of Roy • Ralph Lopez of Tucumcari • Franklin McCasland, former […]

Questions about title transfer of Arch Hurley brings out large group

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With the water getting to be a bigger concern, about 70 ranchers and farmers met last night to hear the possibilities of transferring ownership of the Tucumari irrigation canal, which is operated by Arch Hurley Conservancy District, from the federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to the local conservancy district. […]

City OKs beer, wine at golf course

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff It’s OK for the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course and pro shop to serve beer and wine when they get their license, commissioners agreed at the City Commission meeting on Thursday. Being able to serve alcoholic beverages at the golf course would be an “improvement for city businesses and the citizens,” […]

Contract rejected by Arch Hurley Board

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff A contract to allow property owner Skip Vernon to have some of the water from the Tucumcari canal was rejected by the board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District on Tuesday. Board chairman Larry Perkins voted to let Vernon have the water, under a proposed contract by the Board of […]

Arch Hurley picks interim district manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District selected ditch rider and foreman Mark Precidao as its interim district manager at a special meeting on Tuesday. The board had put the selection of a new manager on its agenda at its special meeting Aug. 30, but took no action […]