Students dig in to save trees at high school

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari High School shoveled some dirt this week as construction on the new high school got under way. Because several trees at the site would have to be removed for construction, the students and an Ag teacher set out on a plan to save them from the bulldozers. “When I walked […]

Interim school board member sworn in

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Chelle Delaney Lane Bradley of Tucumcari was sworn in to represent District 5 on the Tucumcari School Board at Monday night’s board meeting. The swearing in ceremony was conducted by District Court Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., who resigned from the District 5 position following his election to the bench. Bradley was appointed to serve […]

School board selects contractor for phase one new THS

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education awarded a $4 million contract for the construction of the first phase of the new Tucumcari High School to Gerald Martin Ltd. of Albuquerque. The contract was awarded at a special meeting on Thursday. Before the vote, school superintendent Aaron McKinney advised the board that Gerald […]

I-40 construction will cause speed to be reduced to 45mp

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reducing the speed limit to 45 mph on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari because of paving work, according to a press release. The construction area is between the Paloma (Stuckey’s) and the Tucumcari West exit, the release said. There also will be lane closures on […]

Road improvements under way on South Adams Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $750,000 in street improvements are under way in Tucumcari. The improvements on South Adams from Main Street to Route 66 are expected to be completed in about 90 days, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development department. Construction on the GRIP II

Tips for your landscape during construction projects

by Tom Dominguez, Extension Service If you’re in the process of any kind of construction, new or remodel, here are some things to think about in protecting the existing landscape and your soil. With construction, terrible things happen to the soil. There may be a deceiving layer of beautiful soil showing, but what lurks beneath? […]

Work stopped on Sands-Dorsey building

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Work on the Sands-Dorsey building has been halted and a citation is to be delivered to the building’s owner, said city officials on Friday. Concerns about construction at the burned out building to make it safe were discussed at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. And on Friday, Daniel Lopez, […]

Finale for completion of First Street construction

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By QCS Staff After two years of construction to complete a 2.7-mile stretch of First Street, city, state and construction company officials took to the streets Thursday to celebrate. About 8 p.m., traffic was blocked on First Street north of the overpass. Then officials gathered along the cross walk and snipped the ceremonial ribbon signaling […]

Design firm OKed for THS renovation

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari School Board agreed to hire the architectural firm of Greer Stafford/SJCF, Inc. for the high school’s planned renovation. The project is estimated to take about three years and to cost about $20 million, said officials from the state and Greer Stafford at Monday’s board meeting. The school system has received […]

$5 million awarded for new high school

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Schools received $5.4 million from the Public School Capital Outlay Council for construction of a new High School, said Superintendent Aaron McKinney. At a Capital Outlay meeting in Santa Fe on Wednesday the state awarded $5,472,000 to the Tucumcari High School for the design and construction […]