Governor picks Tucumcari fire chief for Fire Protection Grant Council

By Thomas Garcia

Local youths display artistic talents

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The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities held its annual youth art show at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday and Saturday. The show featured art from area students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, the arts council chose “New Mexico’s centennial” as the theme for the show. Winners received a free art lesson […]

Commission discusses credit cards, demolition

Russell Anglin Besides a lengthy discussion of city rules pertaining to the decoration and maintenance of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery Park, Tucumcari city commissioners addressed multiple issues at their city hall meeting Thursday. In his report to the commission, city finance director Dennis Dysart said credit card payments cost the city $12,000 yearly in processing fees. […]

EPCOG meeting in Clovis

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider updated policies.The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street in Clovis.

EPCOG approves reduced budget, cuts staff

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By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments cut almost a third of its staff Wednesday while approving a significantly reduced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The EPCOG board approved the $1.9 million budget at its annual meeting held at Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurant. It’s a […]

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

County 4-H rodeo set for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The 2009 Quay County 4-H Rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The event helps raise funds for the local 4-H Council, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County 4-H council advisor. “The event gives our kids a local stage to perform on,” Bishop said. Bishop said 51 people have […]

Health council seeking your input

By QCS Staff What is the most important health concern in your life, in

Quay County Arts Council receives $6K donation

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Thomas Garcia The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities received a $6,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation,

June 1963

Frontier Theatres of Dallas took over operations of the Odeon and Canal Drive-In movie houses. … The local Girl Scouts moved from the national G.S. Council and joined the Camp Fire Girls. …Tucumcari is noted to have one of the lowest property tax rates in the state at $4.058 per $1,000. … The City’s 1963-1964 […]