9/24 Quay personality

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Who: Brian Haines, new preacher at Tucumcari’s Church of Christ. Claim to fame: Well, maybe not a claim to fame, but certainly a notable fact — Haines used to work in homicide. “I worked law enforcement in Arizona, in the gang and repeat offender bureau,” Haines said, adding he was also a case worker in […]

City commission talks trash

QCS staff City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill. With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the […]

Local law enforcement receives Federal grant

By QCS staff Local law enforcement agencies are nearly $20,000 richer, thanks to a grant from the federal government. Part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant program, the $19,679 for the area will be shared by the Quay County sheriff’s department and Tucumcari police department and must be used to fund initiatives regarding evidence, according […]

City to receive grant money

QCS Staff Quay County Manager Terry Turner has nothing but praise for his procurement coordinator, Christine Moriel. Word was received recently that the county will receive $184,800 in grant money thanks to Moriel. Turner said the county had already spent the money on renovations to the Quay Community Center. A deadline had passed to get […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]

State council distributes grant funds in Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Representatives of small communities around New Mexico came to Tucumcari on Thursday with hopes of receiving federal money in the form of Community Development Block Grants. With about $15 million to allocate and $17 million worth of requests not every community got their grant. The money is intended to help with […]

City airport receives $1 million

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $1 million. The grant will pay for reconstruction and expansion of a more than 20-year-old runway. City Manager Richard Primrose said he received a fax from Senator Jeff Bingaman1s office Friday telling him the city was awarded the […]

Federal grant helps area fire department get new equipment

Members of the House Fire Department will finally have the funds to get some much needed equipment. The fire department found out Wednesday night they will be receiving a federal grant worth $90,828. House Fire Chief Mike Morrow said the money will be used to purchase new equipment. “The first thing we are going to […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]