Community briefs — March 2

City workers close road The City of Tucumcari will be working on Date Street to provide improvements to the water and wastewater systems. Due to this work, the following road closure will occur: Date Street from Tucumcari Boulevard to McGee Street will be closed for approximately the next two weeks, until March 11. The City […]

County Oks $11.6 million budget

Chelle Delaney The Quay County Commission approved an $11.6 million preliminary expense budget for the county’s 2009-2010 fiscal year beginning July 1 at its meeting on Friday. This compares with $11 million in expenses for the previous 2008-2009 fiscal year budget, said Quay County Manager Richard Primrose. Projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are […]

Basketball homecoming record is a split victory for Rattlers

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers split homecoming wins with the visiting Estancia Bears Saturday at the Snake Pit. The (6-10) Rattlers won big with a 53 to 36 win against the (5-8) Bears. This was just 24 hours after a last-minute 62-58 loss to the Longhorns at Logan. Both the upper and lower classmen have […]

Road improvements under way on South Adams Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $750,000 in street improvements are under way in Tucumcari. The improvements on South Adams from Main Street to Route 66 are expected to be completed in about 90 days, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development department. Construction on the GRIP II

Landowners sought for USDA habitat program

By QCS Staff New Mexico landowners with property that will benefit from wildlife habitat improvements are being encouraged by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to visit NRCS’s Tucumcari Field Office, according to a press release. The agency is beginning the process of signing up interested landowners in anticipation of future funding.

County prepares to present its capital wish list

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By Chelle Delaney Quay County�s municipalities and the county government have put together a whopping $25,939,700 wish list of projects to present to legislators in Santa Fe. Legislators kicked off their 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. Here in Quay County, locals hope, in a few weeks, to advance the case for their projects and […]

Governor OKs capital outlay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Capital Outlay The following are a list of projects and their costs House MSD school buses $75,000 Logan MSD FFA/Ag Science program vehicle $25,000 Logan wastewater collection/treatment $300,000 Logan water/wastewater system improvements $100,000 MCC wind research and center construction $300,000 MCC wind research and center construction $1,600,000 […]

Voters OK senior funds

Freedom Newspapers With 90 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, 62 percent of New Mexico voters favored providing $16 million to benefit senior citizen centers across the state. Bond A would fund projects at dozens of senior centers, including some in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. Portales’ senior center had the most to gain, with […]

Quay rodeo arena could lasso in nearly $25,000

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Manager Terry Turner said he was never a rodeo star. Rather, he said he excelled at football, enough to earn him a scholarship through college. But he said that doesn’t stop him from knowing the importance of rodeo to New Mexico. It’s so important, in fact, he just sent […]

Route 66 gets new face

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari residents will soon be able to get even bigger kicks on Route 66. The Mother Road is scheduled to get a facelift beginning next month, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. One stretch slated for repaving runs from the Mountain Road intersection near Kmart all the […]