Obama plan would prolong housing pain

It was predictable that President Barack Obama would pander again to entitlement sentiments. This time involves the misguided belief that everyone is entitled to homeownership, even at the government’s — the taxpayers’ — expense. But the president’s audacity is a bit much to take, even for an election year. Obama wants to effectively bail out […]

Calendar — May 26

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Grady Senior Citizens Building. Bring a covered dish for lunch.

Housing authority record-keeping questioned

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Housing Authority has come under scrutiny for its record keeping of public housing tenant files, tenant waiting lists, financial records and other matters associated with record keeping. Before leaving the position as executive director of the authority, Heidi Fenton told the authority’s board on Sept. 27: l […]

Tucumcari agency to receive housing grant

QCS staff Tucumari’s housing agency will be receive $671,300 to rehabilitate two duplexes and construct an additional four one-bedroom units for eight persons with physical disabilities, according to an announcement on Friday by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. The funds are part of a $5.7 million housing assistance grant to New […]

Housing market will correct itself sans government help

Freedom New Mexico No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the […]

Setempber 1974

Citizens Bank of Tucumcari opened its new drive-in facility. … The Pinata Queen was Kim Bowen, daughter of Barbara and Charles Bowen. … There were 50 entries in the turtle race at the Pinata Festival. And the winner was: Ambrose Gutierrez. …Enrollment at Tucumcari schools reached 2,128. … Joe Cooper of was installed as president […]

Angel tree makes Christmas wishes come true

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Saturday afternoon, 98 children were greeted by Santa Claus at the Wautonomah Hall. Each of the children was given a bag of goodies and a gift chosen especiallly for them. This holiday cheer was made possible by the Angel Tree, supported by the Tucumcari Housing Authority, City Hall, […]

Housing Authority talks heating and cooling

QCS STAFF One hot topic at Thursday’s Housing Authority meeting was furnaces — pun intended. Specifically, officials declared the terminology used in an invitation to bid for heating and cooling systems was unclear. They said bidders were unsure whether they had to use brand name units or just those compatible with the brand name. Hence, […]

Neighborhood watch sought for public housing

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director Robert Pacheco is soliciting resident and police help to try to keep public housing units safe. He hopes to set up neighborhood watches in local units by May 1, he said. Working with the police would be key to Pacheco’s plan, he said. “I have spoken […]

Housing authority to offer cleaning classes

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Robert Pacheco, Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director, said public housing residents will soon be required to attend four hours of housekeeping training if their housing units are found to be in violation of cleanliness standards after a second inspection. The Housing Authority Board approved Pacheco’s plan in a meeting Thursday […]