Commission approves grants

QCS staff Tucumcari City Commission approved the submission of two Tucumcari Community Development grant applications for 2011. The commission approved the grant submission to the New Mexico Energy and Natural Resources Department and the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program for $6,000. The money will be used to plant 60 trees at the city softball fields, […]

Project request approved

QCS Staff QCS staff County commissioners approved to send the 2011 Appropriation Project request to the state during Monday’s meeting. County Manager Richard Primrose said the request would be to either combined the city and county offices into one new building or to build an add-on to the existing building. “This is just an application […]

City, county receive stimulus dollars for energy efficiency renovations

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By Thoma Garcia: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Energy has approved more than $250,000 in federal stimulus money for two area agencies to use in energy efficiency renovations. The city of Tucumcari and Quay County will receive a portion of the $8.1 million stimulus funds approved on Monday by USDOE. In all, 21 […]

Press Release: Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, a national privately owned media company of print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses, announced today that it has received approval of first day motions designed to ensure that daily operations continue normally during the Company’s restructuring. The first day relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the […]

Tucumcari commissioners approve bulk water sale

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved a bulk sale of water to Ute Lake Ranch and set a new water rate for two Quay County water cooperatives. Commissioners agreed to sell 500 acre feet of water to the Ute Lake Ranch Public Improvement District 2 for $75,000. “The sale […]

City commission approves $13 million budget

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $13 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night at City Hall. “This does not include all of the funds from capital improvement projects,” said Marty Garcia, the city’s finance officer. “Those amounts will be added in later.” Garcia said once the […]

School board opposes pledge proposal

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing the New Mexico Department of Education’s proposed rule change aimed at the Pledge of Allegiance. “A letter opposing the rule change will be sent from our board of education to New Mexico Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia,” said […]

City approves water rate increase

Chelle Delaney A proposed 15 percent water rate increase was approved Thursday as part of the city’s preliminary budget by the Tucumcari City Commission, which came under criticism for not allowing public comment. The increase was needed to balance the preliminary $11.79 million operating budget, excluding grants and projects, and to get the budget off […]

Teenage drinking: County, city back warning to parents

Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioners approved contracts and a proclamation aimed at teenage drinking prevention and DWI compliance Monday during their regular meeting.

Burn ban initiated in Quay County

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved a open fire ban which will be effective 8 a.m. Tuesday. The commission approved the resolution on the recommendation of Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal, at its Monday meeting. The resolution says the county is joining other Eastern New Mexico and West Texas counties in the […]