Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]

Public hearing set for city redistricting

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Thomas Garcia A public hearing will be held on Nov. 29 to discuss the proposed redistricting of Tucumcari’s municipal districts. “This will only effect the city’s municipal districts, it is not part of the proposed congressional redistricting,” said city clerk Christine Dougherty. Dougherty said Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager of Southwest Political Services of […]

School administrators hold meeting with Lambert

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Schools administrators held a due-process hearing April 21 with special education teacher Linda Lambert to address allegations of misconduct, according to Charles Goodmacher, a consultant with the state National Education Association. Lambert was placed on paid administrative leave April 14 amid allegations of misconduct. Lambert said she was reassigned to a teaching […]

City to discuss lighting

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss restoring lighting along west Route 66 to promote safety and commerce. Route 66 from the Tucumcari Convention Center west to Interstate 40 has been without street lights for two years. The hearing is set for 5 p.m. May […]

Business briefs

City commission to hold hearing on effluent water use The city of Tucumcari will hold a public hearing regarding its use of discharge water and effluent from the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2009, in the Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Eligible […]

Wynashe preliminary hearing recessed until Monday

Thomas Garcia By Thomas GarciaQuay County Sun The preliminary hearing of Tucumcari man charged with shooting another man in the neck at the Redwood Lodge was recessed until Monday. This proceedings before Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett were to determine if the case against Robert W. Wynashe, 66, would be bound over to district court […]

Hearing to be set for Nikko Nathan

At the arraignment of Nikko Nathan on Tuesday on two separate cases, no plea was made and a preliminary hearing is expected to be scheduled in two weeks. Nathan was captured on Friday, without incident, at a Clovis hospital while visiting his girlfriend who had given birth to his child, according to a report from […]

Sands Dorsey draws mixed views

Chelle Delaney A hearing on the Sands-Dorsey building came to a brief standstill Thursday before the

City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf […]

Left-handedness

By Leonard Lauriault From my younger years, I remember hearing, “Right is right and left is wrong.” While I grew up during the Cold War and many communist groups were called, “Leftist,” and many today refer to more liberal, egalitarian philosophies as being to the left, this saying had nothing to do with politics, economics, […]