City Commissioners vote to increase salary for mayor, commissioners

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $9,000 annual increase to salaries for the mayor and commissioners. The vote was four to one in favor of giving the mayor a $4,800 annual salary and commissioners a $3,600 annual wage. The salaries are currently $2,700 for the mayor and $2,100 for […]

City looking for commissioner nominees

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Persons who are interested in serving as city commissioner for District 4 are being encoruaged to send in their letters of interest. The City Commmission agreed to seek registered voters who reside in the district and to consider those names at its next meeting. Mayor Mary Mayfield resigned on […]

Mayor Mayfield resigns

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By QCS Staff Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my health […]

City OKs beer, wine at golf course

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff It’s OK for the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course and pro shop to serve beer and wine when they get their license, commissioners agreed at the City Commission meeting on Thursday. Being able to serve alcoholic beverages at the golf course would be an “improvement for city businesses and the citizens,” […]

Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The […]

Candidate close-up: Mayfield

By Mary Mayfield: Guest columnist Caring for Tucumcari, my friends and neighbors who live here is second nature to me. Tucumcari is my hometown. We live here because we want to live in a wonderful, warm community. For 20 years prior to running for city commission, I attended as many city commission meetings as possible. […]

Candidate close-up: Lafferty

By James Lafferty: Guest columnist In the next 30 days, five individuals will be working to earn your confidence. The candidates will be communicating their desire to represent you on the city commission. As a district five candidate with 15 years city government experience, I would like to take this opportunity to express my view […]

Candidate close-up

By Keith Hayes I was transplanted to Tucumcari via Swickly, Penn., Fort Bragg, N.C., Morgantown, La., and Miles, Texas. I was born in 1942 and my dad was in the military until we settled here in 1947. I attended the Tucumcari schools for 12 years. I went to first grade at Central School, which now […]

City seats up for grabs, candidates ready

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime City Commissioner Bettie Ditto will be vacating her seat and two other city positions are also up for grabs in Tucumcari’s municipal election to be held March 7. Filing Tuesday for Ditto’s position as city commissioner for district five were James Lafferty and Norma Jean Crellin. Mary Mayfield filed to […]

New commish to begin

TV Hagenah Two newly elected officials who had not served in the positions before they were elected were sworn into their positions Monday afternoon. One of the two, new Quay County Clerk Ellen White ran unopposed for her seat in November’s elections. New Quay County Commissioner Bill Curry ran against and upset incumbent Jeffrey Lewalling. […]