Officials: Landfill will save money

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editors note: This is the third of a three-part series about Tucumcari’s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who support the landfill. The others explained the public hearings and told the other side of the story. All […]

Opponents to claim city landfill will not meet regulations

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editor1s note: This is the second story of a three-part series about Tucumcari1s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who oppose the landfill. The proponents1 side will be explained in Saturday1s paper. Groundwater contamination, inadequate landfill upkeep […]

Hearing will give residents chance to talk about landfill

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun This is the first of a three-part series about the proposed Tucumcari Landfill. In upcoming papers the arguments for and against the landfill will be flushed out in more detail. Area residents will soon have an opportunity to share their opinions on the proposed new landfill in Tucumcari with […]

In the city: notes from City Hall

Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Campaign — April 18 – 23 has been designated as “Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Week”. Free landfill dumping will be available for City of Tucumcari residential customers, with proof of residence. The City of Tucumcari is responsible for the collection and disposal of household trash only. It is the responsibility of the homeowner […]

City commission reviews roads, anticipates landfill

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Larry Moore gave a presentation at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Commissioners meeting at City Hall. The presentation included updates on the maintenance of city streets. Currently, the City of Tucumcari Street Department maintains 84 streets (roughly 61 miles) based on a 1996 Street Inventory Survey. […]

Residents enjoy free landfill week

William Thompson A number of Tucumcari residents are taking advantage of the free dumping allowed by city government at the Tucumcari landfill just north of town. The free dumping remains in effect through May 1. City employee Louis Molinas, who works at the landfill, said he was seeing more people than usual out at the […]