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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Since the freezing of state capital outlay money what steps has the city taken to access the money? On October 30, 2009 the City of Tucumcari received a memo from the Department of Finance and Administration outlining the reporting requirements for all capital outlay projects. This reporting had to […]

County Oks $11.6 million budget

Chelle Delaney The Quay County Commission approved an $11.6 million preliminary expense budget for the county’s 2009-2010 fiscal year beginning July 1 at its meeting on Friday. This compares with $11 million in expenses for the previous 2008-2009 fiscal year budget, said Quay County Manager Richard Primrose. Projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are […]

Governor’s pledge to Tucumcari not forgotten

Chelle Delaney The capital outlay dollars were skimpy at best when this year’s legislative session ended.

Mesalands approves $17.1 million operating budget

Thomas Garcia

Credit crunch delays QCS parent’s plans for buyout

By JAN NORMAN, Freedom Newspapers Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine, California-based owner of The Quay County Sun, will put off plans to buy out its private equity partners until spring or summer because borrowing costs are too high now, Chief Executive Scott Flanders said Thursday. “The credit markets will drive the timing,” Flanders said. “The […]

$5 million awarded for new high school

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Schools received $5.4 million from the Public School Capital Outlay Council for construction of a new High School, said Superintendent Aaron McKinney. At a Capital Outlay meeting in Santa Fe on Wednesday the state awarded $5,472,000 to the Tucumcari High School for the design and construction […]

Rattlers lose to Capital

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 14-7 loss to Class 4A Capital Friday night in Tucumcari. The 4A Jaguars scored in the early minutes of the first quarter with a 55-yard run and with the extra point lead 7-0. The Rattlers’ defense held the Jaguars on […]

Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet […]

San Jon, Logan and House voters approve tax

William Thompson Voters in San Jon, Logan and House recently approved continuing the capital improvement tax for their respective schools. House Schools Superintendent Art Brokenbek said he wanted to reassure residents there is no new rise in their property taxes. “The current tax rate is two dollars per $1,000 worth of property and that will […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]