Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests […]

School board considers changes to dress code

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Chelle Delaney Is it OK to have gold and purple hair during spirit week or at a track meet? Is a tattoo or a bandaid that hides a tattoo more conducive to instruction in the classroom? Is one facial piercing, such as an eyebrow bar, OK, or are two too many? Or would it be […]

November 1963

Ernest W. Lee, 30, of Tucumcari, was the first person to be sentenced in district court under the habitual criminal statute of the new criminal code. …The Bureau of Business Research at UNM reported Quay County’s population grew from 12,300 in 1960 to 13,200 in June 1963. …Bruce Nutt and Darla Schlientz reigned as king […]

New area code in effect Sunday

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With growth comes thousands of people who want phones and their own phone number. Trouble is New Mexico began running out of phone numbers. So the New Mexico Public Relation Commission decided in December 2006 that a new area code would be implemented. The new area code goes into […]

Revised city codes cover future growth, past culture

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A work session to review a proposed Unified Development Code for properties in Tucumcari went smoothly Tuesday night. The City Commission met with members of the Planning and Zoning Commission to go over the proposed unified development code by Consensus Planning, Inc. of Albuquerque. The cost of revising and […]

Proposed code revisions up for review

Citizens will have a chance to to give their input on proposed code changes at a joint work session between the Tucumcari City Commission, the Tucumcari Planning Commission and Consensus Planning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall. The work session will be to review the updates and modifications of existing codes. All citizens […]

Will our new code have enough green

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari has hired a consultant to help it revise the city’s ordinances regarding development. That’s a good idea –  because those ordinances can have a lot to do with what Tucumcari can become. The city has good spaces – good bones. It also appears that the […]

Be prepared for code questions

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are […]

Students dressup to avoid being dressed down

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he was once reprimanded for showing up for class in a shirt with a picture of a horse above his left arm. “They (school officials) said it was gang related,” Bason said, noting he was not sent home but told if he […]

Cowboy principals down to essentials

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Last year, Turner Classic Movies invited me to be part of a month of shows featuring old western movies. First I declined, explaining that although I enjoyed them I was not an authority on the subject. I suggested they try some of the veteran western actors who were still around like Buck […]