Get to know the candidates

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QCS staff Voters will head to the polls on March 2 in Tucumcari. The QCS staff sat down with each candidate. District 4 Thomas Even 1. Why do you feel you are a strong candidate for this office? I believe a city needs to run like a business. I can provide the city with a [...]

Frost re-elected to state fair commission

By QCS Staff San Jon rancher Bob Frost was re-elected to serve on the New Mexico State Fair Commission and to serve as vice chairman, according to a press release. The commission held its first meeting on Jan. 16 when Frost, Chairman Luke Otero of Santa Fe and Secretary-Treasurer Nerissa Whittington of Albuquerque were

Mitchell resigns from school board

By QCS Staff Albert J. Mitchell, Jr., a past president and member of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board resigned Monday night. Mitchell resigned to become judge to the 10th Judicial Circuit, a post he was elected to Nov. 4.

Commissioners take oath of office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newly elected city commissioners were sworn in Friday at City Hall. They were Mayor Antonio Apodaca, Mayor pro tem James Witcher and commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Jimmy Sandoval. Except for Sandoval all the commissioners were incumbents and the term of Jim Lafferty, commissioner for District 5, had not [...]

Dominguez announces candidacy

Donna Dominguez, Chief Deputy Treasurer, announced her candidacy this week for the office of Quay County Treasurer in the June 3 primary election. Dominguez, a resident of Quay County since 1991, has been an employee of Quay County since 1993 as County Manager Assistant/Secretary and Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past seven years. She also [...]

Apodaca elected city’s new mayor

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Antonio Apodaca was elected mayor at Thursday night�s City Commission meeting. Apodaca, who served as mayor pro-tem, was elected unanimously by the city�s other commissioners, Jim Lafferty, Robert Lumpkin, Christopher Maestas and Jim Witcher. Lumpkin, who was sworn moments before as a new city commissioner, cast his first vote [...]

Carole Keith elected chamber president

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By QCS Staff The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, for the first time in over a year, has a full board of directors, according to a press release from the chamber. Several slots on the board have been vacant through attrition, the release said. The nine member board consists of four newly elected members: John [...]

Proposals coming in for new high school

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Proposals for a new high school in Tucumcari arrived Tuesday at the school administration building. The school administration and school board are hoping to be able to combine resources from the state and the sale of school bonds to finance about $11 million for a new facility. At Monday night’s [...]

Amazing Gracie

Amazing Gracie… Gracie Otero will be celebrating her fourth birthday today. Her family and friends will celebrate with a Disney Princess theme. Her parents are Gino and Miquela Otero and she has one younger sister Emily Otero. Her grandparents are Gene and Evelyn Otero, Charlie Valverde, Judy Martinez and the late Joe I. Martinez. Her [...]

Commissioners set salary scale

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Salaries for Quay County elected officials were set for the next four years by the Quay County Commission. The commissioners agreed that elected officials would receive 85 percent of the maximum allowed by the state at their Monday meeting. At that rate, salaries [...]