State oversees water issues

By Claire Bushey In New Mexico, water is such a precious resource it naturally follows that many people and organizations devote their efforts to researching and managing it. The two major state organizations that control water-related matters are the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the Interstate Stream Commission. Separate government agencies, they […]

Buildup, neglect preceded fire

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari city crews worked Friday to spread around the still-smoldering remains of a Tuesday night brush pile north of town. The massive pile of branches had been gathering for years, waiting for city workers to chip them into mulch, but it had not been getting done on a regular basis, said City […]

Tucumcari would do well to pass tax increase

Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents might not notice the extra dime or two they leave at the grocery store. People traveling through Tucumcari, who contribute an estimated 40 percent of the city’s gross receipts taxes, certainly won’t notice. But our children and grandchildren will be able to tell the difference if Tucumcari voters have the […]

Voting begins Wednesday for city gross receipts tax question

By Dave Gragg Early voting begins Wednesday for a quarter-cent gross receipts tax in Tucumcari, the proceeds of which will go to pay for a water pipeline from Ute Lake. When the Tucumcari City Commission called for the May 20 election, the resolution they passed said the money would be used solely for the “acquisition, […]