City wrestles with budget deficit

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca asked city staff Monday to come with several options to lower a proposed 15 percent

Going after the Mayor’s Cup

Nine students from the Tucumcari American Karate Studio traveled to Carlsbad last weekend to participate in the 2008 Mayor’s Cup Taekwondo Tournament, hosted by the Elite TKD of Carlsbad.

Commissioners take oath of office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newly elected city commissioners were sworn in Friday at City Hall. They were Mayor Antonio Apodaca, Mayor pro tem James Witcher and commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Jimmy Sandoval. Except for Sandoval all the commissioners were incumbents and the term of Jim Lafferty, commissioner for District 5, had not […]

Results of municipal elections in Quay County

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Based on records from the Quay County Clerk�s office, as of Jan. 7, there are 2,282 eligible voters in districts 1, 2, 3 and 4, said Tucumcari City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford The breakout of voters in the districts in the election are: District 1 – 531 District 2 – 582 District 3 – 607 District […]

City elections on Tuesday

By QCS Staff The election for Tucumcari Commissioners will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The following candidates are running in the following districts: l District 1, Ralph L. Moya and Robert W. Ciolli are running for the District 1 position now held by Mayor Antonio J. Apodaca. l District 2, Jimmy R. […]

Three city commissioners face contested races

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Three incumbent city commissioners will face contested races in the upcoming election for the Tucumcari City Commission. Eight candidates filed their intent on Tuesday to run in the municipal election. l In District 1, Ralph L. Moya and Robert W. Ciolli declared their candidacies for the District 1 position […]

City Commissioners vote to increase salary for mayor, commissioners

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $9,000 annual increase to salaries for the mayor and commissioners. The vote was four to one in favor of giving the mayor a $4,800 annual salary and commissioners a $3,600 annual wage. The salaries are currently $2,700 for the mayor and $2,100 for […]

Apodaca elected city’s new mayor

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Antonio Apodaca was elected mayor at Thursday night�s City Commission meeting. Apodaca, who served as mayor pro-tem, was elected unanimously by the city�s other commissioners, Jim Lafferty, Robert Lumpkin, Christopher Maestas and Jim Witcher. Lumpkin, who was sworn moments before as a new city commissioner, cast his first vote […]

Mayor Mayfield resigns

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By QCS Staff Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my health […]

Commissioners revise appointment procedures

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several city comissioners and Mayor Mary Mayfield got into a little verbal sabre rattling over the way candidates for city agency advisory boards are appointed and the use of Robert’s Rules of Order at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he knew that a new procedure […]