County commission lifts burn ban

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners. Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains. “There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. […]

Commissioners lift fire ban

Thomas Garcia After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners. Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains. “There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. “We are in […]

Fire ban extended for Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The burn ban in Quay County has been extended at least two weeks until Quay County commissioners can review it again. The ban was placed in effect indefinitely on June 8. Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland said Monday that areas of Quay County have received rain in the past week, but the moisture has […]

Commissioners approve waterline project

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer City commissioners approved a $2.4 million project Thursday to repair waterlines and resurface Second Street in Tucumcari. The city received a $1.782 million grant from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department Combined with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, […]

Laws needed to prevent youth from alcohol injury

By Brian Haines I would like to commend Donald Schutte for the proposal that seeks to prevent the consumption of alcohol by minors. It is my hope and understanding that our city commissioners will be willing to support this proposal. As a community we desperately need to be more aware of the impact of alcohol, […]

County approves contract to update detention center

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners approved a $284,788 contract with Sierra Detention Systems of Colorado for upgrades at the Quay County Detention Center. The contract will be for upgrades to the control panels for the adult and juvenile sections and cameras at the detention center. The request to approve the contract with Sierra was […]

Residents turn out to support proposed ‘racino’

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, an 8-year-old burro named Jack Rabbit gave rides to children Thursday in the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot. Many adults in the region are hoping to see some real race horses in the coming months. “We need something to boost the economy,” said […]

Curry, Lopez announce plans for re-election

By QCS Staff Two Quay County commissioners announced this week that they will be seeking re-election in the primary election. They are:

Commissioners take oath of office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newly elected city commissioners were sworn in Friday at City Hall. They were Mayor Antonio Apodaca, Mayor pro tem James Witcher and commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Jimmy Sandoval. Except for Sandoval all the commissioners were incumbents and the term of Jim Lafferty, commissioner for District 5, had not […]