GOP members dine, meet candidates

TV Hagenah Nearly 50 people gathered at the GOP “Meet the Candidates Bean Feed” Saturday evening at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Candidates as diverse as those seeking Quay County Commissioner seats all the way up to those seeking state representative and state senate seats were present and asked to speak. Each candidate present, whether Republican […]

More windmills come to county

TV Hagenah It was announced late Wednesday that the United States Senate approved a comprehensive national energy policy bill that includes a provision to extend a tax credit for wind energy production. That lack of tax credit has held up construction of a proposed “wind farm” just south of San Jon for nearly a year. […]

Madrid to run

Grace E. Madrid declared her candidacy for reelection for the position of District 1 County Commissioner. Madrid has served for the past four years as District 1 Commissioner. Madrid is a retired State of New Mexico employee with 26 years service. She has served as president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is […]

Candidates file for county positions

TV Hagenah Of the four positions that are up for election this year, County Commissioner, District 1, County Commissioner District 2, County Clerk and County Treasurer, two will have contested races; the two county commissioner positions. Democrat Ellen White, who is currently the assistant County Clerk for Quay County will be running unopposed for the […]

City gets mayor – no commish

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a mayor at least until July, but it still has no commissioner from District 3 despite three people filing for the position since the last commission meeting. In a special meeting on Monday, the current four commissioners on the Tucumcari City Commission Christopher Maestas, Betty Ditto, Antonio Apodaca and Mary Mayfield, […]

Area senior citizens crowd into commission chambers

TV Hagenah Senior citizens from throughout Quay County crowded into the county commission chambers Thursday morning to hear what County commissioners had to say about staying on as the entity in charge of the county’s senior centers. The standing-room-only crowd heard commissioners explain that many things were not as they would like them if they […]

Tucumcari still without mayor

TV Hagenah Despite attempts to the contrary by some, Tucumcari still has no mayor and still has no commissioner for District 3. In the sometimes contentious Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday evening, it was decided that no decision would be made about appointing a person to fill the commission seat left vacant when Mayor Calvin […]

Turn of card decides election

TV Hagenah “When I saw that I turned over a nine I thought that I had lost,” said Christopher Maestas who was drawing cards against incumbent Jimmy Sandoval to see who would become Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. “Then I saw that he had turned over a two.” The entire experience of choosing a city commissioner […]

Commissioners discuss bridge

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners say they and their constituents are upset about just how long it is taking the State of New Mexico to respond to the barricaded bridge on old Route 66 over Revuelto Creek between San Jon and Tucumcari. At the Jan 12 Quay County Commission meeting held at the county courthouse, […]