‘No Action’ not an option for Sands-Dorsey

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A report from a construction engineer indicates that the century-old Sands-Dorsey building is “a very real safety hazard in its current condition.” However, the report recommends that “the main facade and structural perimeter walls be stabilized and preserved.” Sections of the report, prepared by Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer […]

Sands-Dorsey’s fate to be examined

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun As residents recall its colorful history, the brick facade of the Sands-Dorsey looks like a sorrowful lady. Sections of her second story brick walls and scrollwork trimmings are gone, and her window trims are scorched. It wasn’t until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning that firefighters called off their watch, […]

Construction begins at Glenrio on new welcome center

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Construction began last week on a new $7.4 million welcome center at Glenrio, about a half mile west of the New Mexico-Texas border on I-40. At a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, March 21, state transportation and tourism officials unveiled plans for a hacienda-style center which will include a theater, […]

Flying J readying site for construction

By QCS Staff For the next 10 days trucks will be dumping about 80,000 tons of dirt at the site of the New Flying J truck stop, said Ryck Voisard, construction manager for the Flying J company. At 20 tons per truckload, that’s 4,000 runs of dirt that will be used to fill the site […]

Quay County gains $5 million net taxable value

QCS Staff The 2006 net taxable value of property in Quay County increased more than $5 million to $121,516,689 compared to 2005, said Janie Murray, Quay County tax assessor. Increases were attributed to new construction, which excludes the construction on First Street, the Ute Lake Ranch development project, new mobile homes and other improvements in […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]

$20 million in construction contracts will be underway

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s estimated that almost $20 million in building projects have been started or will be started within a year in Tucumcari, said a city planning official. Two truck stop-plazas are already planned at exit 333 and I-40, and three motels are either under construction or being planned at the […]

City seeks to finance revamping pool

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun City officials and planners have been working to get the city pool repaired and back in swimming order for almost three years. Now, it looks as if progress is being made. Last week, city officials spoke with an official from the New Mexico Finance Authority to lay the ground work […]

Fireworks restriction in place

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Severe drought conditions in Tucumcari prompted city officials to impose a fireworks restriction on the sale and use of missile-type rockts, helicopters, aerial spinners and stick-type rockets. The Tucumcari City Commission met Thursday evening and issued a 30-day proclamation banning all fireworks that shoot into the air eight feet […]

Construction entering next phase

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QCS Staff About five weeks in, the First Street road construction project is about to move into another phase. Work has gone relatively smooth so far, according to First Street Project Superintendent Johnny Macias. Crews are about to finish up the Interstate-40 interchange area to Washington Street, one of four phases of the project. The […]