Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

Curnutt selected as new mayor

Thomas Garcia It was down to business Thursday for the newly sworn in city commissioners Daniel Lopez and Dora Salinas Mctigue. McTigue and Lopez were sworn in at a workshop at City Hall before their first commission meeting. The meeting was chaired by senior commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who welcomed the new commissioners. “I’d like to […]

County commission meeting venue moved

QCS staff The Quay County Board of Commissioners’ regular scheduled meeting for 9 a.m., on Feb. 13 will be held at the Extension Service Office at 216 East Center Street.

Commissioners discuss redistricting, water rates

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari city commission held a public hearing for residents to review and discuss the municipal redistricting proposed by Southwest Political Services. Sterling Fluharty, owner of the Albuquerque based Southwest Political Services, presented three redistricting options. “I want to take the time to tell the public and commission the difference in the concepts and […]

Local briefs — Nov. 2

Work session being held The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a Work Session 9 a.m., Nov. 15 at City Hall to discuss water rates. The Commissioners set up the workshop during Thursday’s commission meeting, where citizens spoke out about their displeasure over the rate increase. Several residents have reported their bill increasing five-fold — from […]

Rose and Sutherland named as finalist for Lincoln County Mangager

QCS Staff QCS Staff The current city manager, and a former city manager, of Tucumcari are among four finalists to be the next Lincoln County manager. Bobbye Rose and John R. Sutherland Jr. were two of the four candidates selected to be interviewed on Oct. 3 by the Lincoln County Commissioners. “The finalist were selected […]

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

City commissioners consider cuts

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Thomas Garcia More than 50 Tucumcari residents attended Thursday’s city commission meeting where the reduction in funding for the city sports leagues was discussed. “I’ve coached volleyball and basketball for three years, and if you take these sports away from them, what else will they have?” Tucumcari resident Diana Dominguez said. “My daughter is a […]

City commissioners table tax proposals

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Robert Lumpkin’s message to Tucumcari residents on Thursday included a number of talking points, but one underlying theme. “The City of Tucumcari is now in need to cut spending, cut services, or increase revenue,” Lumpkin said. The Tucumcari City Commission tabled two tax ordinances at their regular […]

Bill Curry becomes new Quay County Commission chairman

Thomas Garcia Installation of a new commissioner, commission chair and county treasurer were a few of the items addressed by Quay County commissioners on Monday.Brad Bryant’s first day as district 3 commissioner began with the approval of the agenda and selection of Bill Curry as the newest commission chair.“I thought it went smooth,” Bryant said. […]