County questions need for sirens, early warning system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the wake of Friday’s tornado in Logan, the Quay County Commission has asked county officials to examine the costs of an early warning system. “Don’t we have sirens (in Tucumcari)?” said Commissioner Bill Curry at Monday’s commission meeting. County manager Richard Primrose said the city of Tucumcari had […]

A case of litter in the first degree?

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By QCS Staff Missing something from your pickup? This overhead camper was found sitting in the middle of Main Street at about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Tucumcari Police Officer Shane Strand. Witnesses said it fell off of a pickup towing another pickup. “And they just left,” Strand said. “It was full of trash and they […]

Cold has big costs

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The tab for the clean up of the snow storm over New Year’s weekend will cost an estimated $150,000, say officials of Quay County and city of Tucumcari. County road superintendent Larry Moore asked the Quay County Commission to declare the county a disaster for snow removal at their Monday […]

Resident decries hike in services

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The quality of services is not worthy of the costs charged by the city for those services, Tucumcari resident Tony McNeil told city commissioners at their meeting on Thursday. McNeil said he moved to Tucumcari a few years ago and that he was trying to clean up his place. […]

New tax proposed for back up of 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose proposed a sales tax increase in Quay County to cover the costs of radio back up system for the county’s consolidate dispatch, or 911 system, at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. Primrose said the system currently has no back up and that it “extremely critical […]

Official: Turnover rate would drop with increased benefits, pay.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Costs associated with the Quay County Detention Center are five times higher than in 2000 — from $295,000 to $1.4 million. In hopes of controlling some of those costs, county commissioners invited Bruce Swingle of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority to a Monday workshop. Detention Center Administrator Anthony […]

Pipeline funding questioned

By Jack King Federal and state officials raised questions Wednesday about some eastern New Mexico communities’ ability to pay for their share of the renewable water delivery system proposed by the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. The authority has been created to develop a pipeline project to distribute water from Ute Reservoir to communities […]