Interim school board member sworn in

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Chelle Delaney Lane Bradley of Tucumcari was sworn in to represent District 5 on the Tucumcari School Board at Monday night’s board meeting. The swearing in ceremony was conducted by District Court Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., who resigned from the District 5 position following his election to the bench. Bradley was appointed to serve […]

County approves contract to update detention center

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners approved a $284,788 contract with Sierra Detention Systems of Colorado for upgrades at the Quay County Detention Center. The contract will be for upgrades to the control panels for the adult and juvenile sections and cameras at the detention center. The request to approve the contract with Sierra was […]

City approves $20.6 million budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A 20.6 million budget was approved by the Tucumcari City Commission Tuesday night. Included in the 2008-2009 budget are about $9 million in capital and infrastructure expenditures, said city Manager John Sutherland.The projects include those at the city’s water treatment, new piping to bring in water from wells and […]

Quay County Detention Center population declines

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The census at the Quay County Detention Center has dropped to 855 in 2007 from 1,096 in 2006, according to a report presented at the Quay County Commission meeting on Friday. The average daily population has also decreased to 44.30 in 2007 from 61 in the previous year, said […]

Mesalands seeking funds for wind institute

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the services of a new lobbying firm for the 2008 legislative session on Tuesday at its monthly meeting. Mesalands president Phillip O. Barry asked the board to approve Butch Maki and Associates as the college’s lobbyist. Barry said the firm was being […]

County names top five priorities for legislative grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners approved a proposal for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. A legislative proposal for grant money through the ICIP was submitted by Quay County Manager Richard Primrose at Monday’s meeting and approved by the Quay County Commissioners. In this plan the commissioners outlined the top five […]

Arch Hurley auctions off water rights

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By Chelle Delaney In a friendly bidding fray that saw bids topped by as little as $1 and as much as $100, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District sold off about 40 acres in water rights Tuesday. The action was approved by the district’s board after owners defaulted on their payments. Nine lots of about 5 […]

City commission holds off on condemnation proceedings

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission voted down a proposed resolution to condemn one residential and one commercial building until the owners could be given more time to respond. Not all the commissioners, however, agreed that the city’s actions should be delayed at Thursday’s regular meeting of the commission. Commissioner Jim […]

City opens up spot on planning board

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City Commissioners voted to change the boundaries for citizens who serve the Planning Commission and Zoning Board and city manager Richard Primrose gave his official notice of resignation at Thursday night’s meeting. Instead of having seven board members who live within the Tucumcari’s city limits, the commissioners voted unanimously […]

Grants approved by city

QCS Staff City commissioners approved a liquor license transfer and a grant agreement for city zoning ordinances during a short meeting Thursday night at Tucumcari City Hall. The Commission approved a transfer of liquor license No. 0352, from Jerry’s Liquor Store to DFS Properties. The transfer was made due to an ownership change in the […]