Citizens question city’s annexation plan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Twenty-two residents attended a workshop on Tuesday by the City Commission to discuss annexation of properties just outside the Tucumcari’s city limits. Commissioner Jim Witcher outlined potential advantages to residents and the city. For individuals, Witcher said, there could be: • Savings in fire insurance • More voting privileges [...]

Feedlot garners support, raises questions

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Plans for a feedlot in Tucumcari gained more positive comments than negative at a workshop of city commissioners on Thursday. A 3,000-head feedyard is being proposed by Tony Gable of Conchas Dam and Mark Whetten of Newkirk. The first phase of the project is to also include a small [...]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot [...]

District 5 candidates look to give back to home

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Both candidates see the District 5 city council position as their way to connect to the city they call home. District 5 features former school teacher and business owner Norma Jean Crellin running against James Lafferty, a 1978 Tucumcari High graduate who returned to the city two years ago [...]

Year to end in blaze of creativity

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS January through November Herman Lopez’ tractor is, well, a tractor. But come December, specifically for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce annual Parade of Lights, this Tucumcari man’s tractor is transformed into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer – complete with a red blinking nose. It’s been such a hit, in fact, Lopez [...]

Parade of Lights to brighten city

William Thompson The Tucumcari/Quay County Commerce is once again hosting a parade of lights Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Kim Andrews, the chamber’s administrative assistant, said entry forms for floats are available now. “Families, businesses and organizations can enter floats,” said Andrews. “People can call us at the chamber of commerce and we will even [...]

Lafferty, Martin, Inman

A. Clyn Inman A. Clyn Inman, 85. of Albuquerque for 49 years, native New Mexican and a resident of Oahu, Hawaii for two years, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Clyn Inman was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nevada and then was the comptroller for Mossman [...]