City elections on Tuesday

By QCS Staff The election for Tucumcari Commissioners will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The following candidates are running in the following districts: l District 1, Ralph L. Moya and Robert W. Ciolli are running for the District 1 position now held by Mayor Antonio J. Apodaca. l District 2, Jimmy R. […]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps […]

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]

Following budget taxes commission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was a case of gentle verbal jousting at the table of the city commissioners Thursday night. At the center was the target: The city’s budget and how the commissioners could and should ascertain if it was on target on not. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he thought it was […]

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 […]

County names top five priorities for legislative grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners approved a proposal for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. A legislative proposal for grant money through the ICIP was submitted by Quay County Manager Richard Primrose at Monday’s meeting and approved by the Quay County Commissioners. In this plan the commissioners outlined the top five […]

Land donation for feed yard up for approval

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A contract for land for a feedlot will be up for review by City Commissioners on Thursday at a regular meeting. The contract is to call for the donation 218 acres of land to the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. which will in turn donate the land to the developers […]

County reviews road closure policy, OKs fire district funds

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Road Superintendent, Larry Moore, discussed the policy for road closure at the regular meeting of the Quay County Commissioners Monday morning. The commissioners took no action on the policy and are reviewing it further. The policy was a rough draft to be reviewed by the commissioners before […]

One million gallons of water used to douse fire

By QCS Staff One million gallons of water were used to fight the fire at the Sands-Dorsey Building, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Also about $1,100 was used in foam to fight the fire, which began at about 5 p.m. on June 8 and was finally pronounced out at 9:30 a.m. on June 10, […]

City manager finalists named

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners announced the names of three finalists for the city manager’s position on Thursday. The finalists are • John D. Berchtold of Charlotte, Mich. • Boyd A. Kraemer of Benson, Ariz. • John R. Sutherland of Flagstaff, Ariz. All the candidates met the minium requirements and a […]