County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Quay County bans fires, fireworks

TV Hagenah The Quay County Commissioners passed a proclamation Monday banning fireworks, weed burning and campfires throughout the county until further notice.. “It is sad we have to do this,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling, “but the fire danger is just so high that it is unavoidable.” Lewalling pointed to the danger of brush […]

Commissioners reject center’s roof upgrade

TV Hagenah The senior center will not have a new roof in the next few weeks. Despite hopes to the contrary by both patrons of the senior center and of Tucumcari City Commissioners, for the second commission meeting in a row, the commissioners decided to reject the bids by area contractors for the job. As […]

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 […]

Tucumcari election Tuesday

TV Hagenah There are two contested elections in Tucumcari’s city election Tuesday, March 2. In District 1, incumbent Antonio J. Apodaca will be facing Ralph Moya. In District 2 Incumbent Jimmy Sandoval will be facing Christopher Maestas. District 3 has no contested races. Incumbent Mayor Calvin Litchfield was running unopposed but died last week. So […]

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, […]

Local woman claims police harass her son

By TV Hagenah A Tucumcari woman on Thursday told city commissioners her son is a victim of police harassment. Elizabeth N. Garcia said police have been following her son, Jose Roberto, since he was found not guilty in municipal court for an alleged seatbelt violation. She read from a letter written by her 16-year-old son. […]