Revised city codes cover future growth, past culture

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A work session to review a proposed Unified Development Code for properties in Tucumcari went smoothly Tuesday night. The City Commission met with members of the Planning and Zoning Commission to go over the proposed unified development code by Consensus Planning, Inc. of Albuquerque. The cost of revising and [...]

Two Pre-K programs tagged for funds

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two schools in Quay County will receive a portion of a $14 million dollar Pre-K Expansion Fund, according to a press release from Gov. Bill Richardson. The schools are in Logan and San Jon. “We are happy to receive the funds to continue with early childhood development,” said Logan [...]

City water and delivery for treatment a priority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun How to deliver more water and how to move more waste water out faster in Tucumcari’s city pipes received the most notice at the City Commission on Thursday. The city’s pipes from its wells at Five Mile Park are not as large as they should be and are more [...]

Buchen’s MainStreet director, former student wounded in Iraq

MainStreet taps director… The Tucumcari Main Street Corp. announced Tuesday it has selected David Buchen for the position of director of Tucumcari MainStreet, according to a press release. His new position with MainStreet will start in August. Buchen had previously led the Small Business Development Office at Mesalands Community College. Buchen was recently named the [...]

New director for GTEDC selected

By Quay County Sun Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) has selected Patrick Vanderpool of Pampa, Texas, to head up its development efforts, said Franklin McCasland at the Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday. McCasland said it was hoped that Vanderpool would start on June 1. Vanderpool assumes the post that was left vacant [...]

Logan approved for $8 million in waste water funds

QCS Staff The Village of Logan has been approved for more than $8 million in federal funding for a waste water project, U.S. senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Dominici, announced this week in press releases. The funds are comprised of a $4.34 million low-interest loan and a $4.08 million grant from the federal government. Logan [...]

City Agrees: Signs need facelift

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari “Welcomes you” signs will be getting a facelift and new makeup, the City Commission agreed on Thursday night. The two welcoming signs at the east and west ends of the Tucumcari Boulevard will be revamped and repainted for $1,400 by Rudy Gonzales’ business, “Signs by Rudy.” Individual [...]

City has train of thoughts for depot

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Family friendly. Shade. Signs from the 1930s-1940s. Art. These were just a few of the ideas that residents and city officials had for the Tucumcari Train Station as it takes center stage in the planning for the revitalization of the city’s downtown as part of the MainStreet program. About 25 [...]

Can daycare help economic development?

By QCS Staff Does Tucumcari need more child daycare services? David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, said based on conversations with the community, the answer is yes. On Friday, there will a day-long seminar to look at this question. The keynote speaker will be Saskia Traill, a nationally [...]

Four finalists named for city manager

By QCS Staff QCS Staff The selection committee for Tucumcari city manager has four finalists to be interviewed for the job on Feb. 3: • Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department. • Marty Garcia,the city’s fianance department director • Lawrence Ham, chief of the Tucumcari Police Department • Rex Kirksey, superintendent of [...]