First days have few snags

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While there’s no doubt traffic will be slowed at key points across Tucumcari, the first two days of the First Street Project’s return to the city have come and gone without any major snags. “We all worked on it together and planned for it, so everything’s on plan and […]

Commissioners approve road grader

By Phillip Barnhard: QCS Correspondent Appreciation followed by implementation were two themes present at the Quay County Commission meeting on Monday. Appreciation, was introduced by Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland in recognition of the service of Blanton Morrison, a county employee. The plaque presented to Blanton was recognition for the 17 years of service to Quay […]

Construction to resume April 17

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun After a long winter break, the First Street road construction project is set to resume in a little more than a week. April 17 marks the start of the construction, which will be in four phases. Construction will take place, and significant traffic and access impacts are expected through […]

Commissioners get update on Ute Lake project

Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Kent Terry, a dam supervisor at Ute Lake, gave a report on water usage set aside for the construction of Ute Lake Ranch during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. Terry attended a meeting last week in Santo Domingo with Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland, and Terry said the Interstate Streams Commission […]

Airport gets money for study

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling $1.8 million to facilitate construction to two east-central New Mexico airport facilities. Tucumcari will receive $100,000 to develop an environmental assessment for an 1,100-foot extension of Runway 26 at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Meanwhile, the town of Vaughn will […]

Upscale community approved to move in

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A possible economic boon is coming to Quay County in the form of a scenic golf course, marina, equestrian club and lakefront homes. Officially known as Ute Lake Ranch, this multi-million dollar complex will be built on the outskirts of Tucumcari, on the south side of Ute Lake, seven miles north […]

9/24 Construction alert

Since South First Street construction is now switching to the southbound lanes, a number of residents on South First south of Route 66 will have their mail delivery affected. To facilitate matters, Postmaster Rob Roark said they are installing a Neighborhood Delivery and Collection box for customers’ convenience. The box, which was installed Friday, is […]

Meet the South First Street road crew

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Drivers through Tucumcari may have noticed South First Street is getting gutted. They may even know why (to install storm drains). But perhaps there’s a question that still preys on their minds — exactly who is digging up the streets? Albuquerque-based A.S. Horner is the company’s name, and the workers came […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]