MainStreet depot project on track

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QCSun staff Tucumcari MainStreet program director Mark Lake said his organization’s Tucumcari Train Depot revitalization project is on schedule and should be on track to use all of its $1.4 million in state funding by June 2011. MainStreet is currently awaiting bids from contractors to restore the building’s 47 windows and 17 doors to their […]

Sands Dorsey building concerns officials

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Thomas Garcia Three years have passed since the historic Sands Dorsey building was destroyed by fire and city officials are still seeking funding to demolish the remains. “We have not been able to find any funding for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building at this point,” said city manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said she […]

Commission discusses credit cards, demolition

Russell Anglin Besides a lengthy discussion of city rules pertaining to the decoration and maintenance of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery Park, Tucumcari city commissioners addressed multiple issues at their city hall meeting Thursday. In his report to the commission, city finance director Dennis Dysart said credit card payments cost the city $12,000 yearly in processing fees. […]

Looking back — Oct. 13

October 1968 The board of directors for the Nara Visa community center, Travis Nelson, Robert Burns, Jeff Ward, I.L. McAlister and Junior Rock attended a meeting in Clayton in hopes of saving the school building in Nara Visa which is used by the community for all occasions. The Union County Board of Education shut down […]

History gone with building

Lynn Moncus When we heard about the burning of the main building at Metropolitan Park, many of us were saddened because that park represented some of the happiest times of our youth. We recalled the fun we had there through the years and felt an emptiness caused by the loss of an old friend. A […]

City seeks bid to demolish Sands Dorsey

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari city commissioners are debating what to do with the Sands Dorsey building. The debate Thursday is the latest chapter on centered on either tearing down all the building or leaving some portions. It’s a question lingering now two years. “Public safety is the most important,” Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Three questions with Aaron McKinney

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Have the students and staff adjusted well to the active construction at the high school? It has not effected anything going on in the classrooms. We have been observing the class rooms since school has started and have not seen a difference. What is the status of phase I […]

City looking into money for Sands Dorsey

Thomas Garcia City Commissioners want City Manager Bobbye Rose to find a way to resolve issues at the Sands Dorsey Building. “The city commission has instructed me to move forward with the abatement of this health and safety issue associated with this building,” Rose said after Thursday night’s meeting. More than two years have passed […]

Mesalands wind energy center bidding open

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College’s board of trustees on Tuesday voted to open the bidding for a $7 million North American Wind Research and Training Center building. Mesalands officials received approval from the board to start phase two of the project. This is the construction of a 26,385 square foot building designed by Kilmer […]

They’re banking old building brings investments

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari couple is working to restore a Main Street building to draw businesses and life back to downtown. The two-story building at the corner of South Second and Main streets has undergone many facelifts, said Niva Romero, owner. Pictures featured in the book “Quay County: 1903-1985,” show the building from the early […]