Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we […]

Citizens Bank adds senior vice president to local branch

Citizens Bank is proud to announce the addition of a staff member Tucumcari branch. The bank welcomes Cooper Glover as senior vice president. Glover attended Texas Tech and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, and worked most recently for Ag New Mexico in Clovis. Citizens Bank is a family-owned community bank established in 1904, with […]

Shrimp boil nets more than $20,000 for Mesalands foundation

Kimberly Hanna Nearly 225 Tucumcari area citizens recently celebrated the 12th Annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. Preliminary net proceeds are more than $22,000 for the foundation, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative […]

Two tax ordinances proposed at meeting

Russell Anglin The subject of taxes weighed on the minds of Tucumcari city commissioners and citizens at the commission’s Nov. 11 city hall meeting. Pajarito Interiors owner Ruth Nelson was the first to address the commission. She expressed concern over the burned, hazardous Sands Dorsey building and asked the commission to pursue legal action against […]

Sen. Udall staff member to meet with citizens

QCSun Staff David Williams, a staff member for U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, will be available on Sept. 15 at Santa Rosa City Hall at 9 a.m., Fort Sumner City Administration Building at 11:30 a.m., and Portales City Hall at 2:30 p.m. He will be available Sept. 16 at the Clovis City Library […]

Calendar — May 26

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Grady Senior Citizens Building. Bring a covered dish for lunch.

Press Release: House Republicans seek ideas from public

State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, announced today that the House Republican Caucus has established a new e-mail address where citizens can submit suggestions for how to address the estimated $650 million shortfall in the state budget.

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory […]

City could benefit from curfews

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

City is getting ready to make its bid for ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 120 citizens turned out Monday evening to learn how they could help investors and the Quay County Gaming Authority make their case before the state’s Racing Commission. Coronado Partners is the ownership team that wants to develop Coronado Race Track and Casino in Tucumcari.Attendees signed up for banners […]