04-25-2007: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., free Grasshopper Management Workshop, Tucumcari Convention Center. Call Quay County Extension Service office, 461-0562 for information. Today: 10 a.m., regular meeting of Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Board, City Hall. Thursday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Earth Day activities, Outcoor Classroom on 11th Street. All are invited to come. Thursday: 5 […]

School board reviews $8.65 million budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari School Board members reviewed an $8.685 million draft budget for the 2007-2008 school year on Monday night. The budget is $133,711 more than the previous school year’s budget. The board does not take any action on the proposed budget which is approved by the state’s Public Education Department. […]

Proposals coming in for new high school

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Proposals for a new high school in Tucumcari arrived Tuesday at the school administration building. The school administration and school board are hoping to be able to combine resources from the state and the sale of school bonds to finance about $11 million for a new facility. At Monday night’s […]

Fire department making move to center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department’s administration office will be officially operating out of a new office building in July, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The new location will be at 207 East Center Street. The building has undergone renovations, has been brought up to code and is awaiting a final […]

ArtSpace takes initial measures

By QCS Staff One of the first steps in launching Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace was made Tuesday with the preliminary approval of a $12,500 grant by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Final approval of the grant will have to come next from the City Commission, said GTEDC board president, Franklin McCasland. Eastern New Mexico […]

Commission concerned about trash dumping

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the city of Tucumcari awaits approval on a new landfill, the outlying communities of Quay County are showing concerns that illegal trash dumping may turn into a problem beyond their reach. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin addressed the problem to the Quay County commissioners during Friday’s regular meeting. […]

Candidate close-up: Lafferty

By James Lafferty: Guest columnist In the next 30 days, five individuals will be working to earn your confidence. The candidates will be communicating their desire to represent you on the city commission. As a district five candidate with 15 years city government experience, I would like to take this opportunity to express my view […]

Official: Turnover rate would drop with increased benefits, pay.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Costs associated with the Quay County Detention Center are five times higher than in 2000 — from $295,000 to $1.4 million. In hopes of controlling some of those costs, county commissioners invited Bruce Swingle of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority to a Monday workshop. Detention Center Administrator Anthony […]

Quay County will receive more than it spends this year

By QCS STAFF This year the $6 million that will come into Quay County is more than the county will spend, according to County Manager Terry Turner at Monday’s final budget review. In addition to discussing any revisions before sending the 2005-2006 proposed budget to Santa Fe, Turner and three county commissioners detailed the bottom […]

7/16 School News

Triceratops survives Independence Day storm Storm damage not only left its mark at Mesalands Community College but at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Although it was not the only topic discussed, damage to the campus kicked off the meeting with building and grounds supervisor Tommy Jones. Dean of Students Greta Estas […]