Community briefs — March 2

City workers close road The City of Tucumcari will be working on Date Street to provide improvements to the water and wastewater systems. Due to this work, the following road closure will occur: Date Street from Tucumcari Boulevard to McGee Street will be closed for approximately the next two weeks, until March 11. The City […]

City plays catch-up

Russell Anglin Tucumcari city officials are playing catch-up with technology and grant funding to better balance the books. City Finance Director Dennis Dysart gave a monthly financial report at Thursday’s city commission meeting and said he has been working with Triadic, the company that provides the financial software used for city records, to bring the […]

Miss Maxine Riley touched lives in Tucumcari

Lynn Moncus Last week, Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson of Edmond, Okla. called to report the death of her dear cousin, Miss Maxine Riley, 95 of Brookfield, Mo. Many of you will recall Miss Riley and the many years she worked at City Hall in Tucumcari. She and one or two other people took care of city […]

Rose: EPA may assist Sands Dorsey demolition

Thomas Garcia City officials may have found a source of funding to assist the city in the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building, said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. “We are excited that we are finally making progress on this issue,” said Rose. Rose said the money to dispose of the hazardous debris in the […]

Community calendar — Jan. 26

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 Monday Drawing for Super Bowl tickets at 5 p.m., Brian Urlacher Cross Country Autoplex Tuesday Senior Advisory Board at 9 a.m., Senior Center Feb. 4 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at […]

Dog investigation concludes

Russell Anglin Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday that an investigation of an alleged violation of city animal control policy has concluded and no disciplinary action will be taken against animal control Officer Mike Martinez. The investigation resulted from Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew’s complaint that a dog she was trying to adopt from […]

Quay fire spans 600-acre perimeter

Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” […]

Community calendar — Jan. 5

Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse. Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC. Jan. 13 City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Jan. 20 Magic presentation by Bill Martin Houdini at 7 p.m., at the High School Auditorium. Free admission but donations […]

Emergency departments work through holidays

Russell Anglin The holiday season means business as usual for Tucumcari emergency workers. Tucumcari Police Department Detective Sgt. Patricia Lopez said the city experiences a spike in property crimes, including burglaries, theft and shoplifting, towards year’s end. “There’s really not much of a difference between what we saw last year and what we’re seeing this […]

Community calendar — Dec. 22

Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Wednesday 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. Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, […]