DWIs rise slightly

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Russell Anglin DWI arrests were slightly higher in Quay County during this quarter of the fiscal year than the last, while the Quay County Detention Center housed slightly more inmates this quarter, according to county officials. At Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, county detention center administrator T.J. Rich gave a report which included the following […]

DWI arrests continue downard trend

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting brought quarterly reports from the county DWI compliance office and Quay County Detention Center, as well as a discussion about the status of U.S. Air Force Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) flights over Quay County. Bryan Rinestine of the county DWI compliance […]

2007: Year in Review, January-February

Here’s a look back at some of the top news stories published in January and February 2007 in the Quay County Sun. January 2007 Jan. 3: The headlines read: Snowbound in Tucumcari – Thousands stranded by storm. An estimated 7,500 semi-trucks and passenger vehicles converged on Tucumcari between Friday and Sunday when access to I-40 […]

County names top five priorities for legislative grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners approved a proposal for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. A legislative proposal for grant money through the ICIP was submitted by Quay County Manager Richard Primrose at Monday’s meeting and approved by the Quay County Commissioners. In this plan the commissioners outlined the top five […]

Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited […]

Current DWI program set for sunset

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County’s DWI program is winding up its current program so that it can be born again with its services provided by contract. Pending changes in the program’s staff and administration follow a decision made in January by the Quay County Commission to no longer be the program’s fiscal […]

DWI Task Force denied again

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After meeting with the Quay County Commission on Friday, the county’s DWI program is without a fiscal agent. The county could not take any official action because its meeting was set up as a work session. Members of the DWI Task Force, an advisory group to the DWI program, […]

DWI Task Force optimistic

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The DWI Task Force will meet on Friday morning with the Quay County Commission in hopes the commission can be persuaded to, again, become the program’s fiscal agent. “I feel positive because of this meeting,” said Pam Tompkins, DWI Task Force chairman, at a meeting of the task force […]

City denies DWI Task Force request

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of the Quay County DWI program got tossed back to Quay County by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night. “We’ve done more than enough, they should go back to the county,” said Commissioner Chris Maestas. The DWI program is a much needed entity, said Commissioner Jim […]

Partner sought for DWI program

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County DWI Task Force has formed a committee to ask city commissioners to become their fiscal agent at the commissioner’s next meeting on Feb. 8. Quay County is currently the DWI’s fiscal agent, but at the last meeting of the Quay County Commission it was decided that […]