City Commission agrees to airport annexation

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Commissioners agreed on Thursday to the annex the airport property and land that would make it contiguous to existing city limits. The city has been interested in bringing the property into the city limits to take advantage of the gross receipts generated at the airport as well […]

Commission OKs rate hike on reconnects

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Charges were raised for utility reconnections and city officials reminded residents the city would offer free access to the landfill Saturday. Those were the highlights of a quick Tucumcari City Commission meeting on Thursday night. With two commissioners out and a light agenda, the three commissioners in attendance breezed […]

Mayfield retained as mayor

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Less than a week after winning re-election as the city commissioner for District 4, Mary Mayfield was retained as mayor during Monday’s reorganization meeting. At the meeting, Mayfield was kept as mayor by a unanimous vote from the Commission, which chooses a mayor every time a new Commission is […]

Ute Lake project may be unwelcome neighbor, say officials

By Tonya Gardener: Freedom newspapers CLOVIS — Officials representing Clovis and Portales voiced their concerns regarding the Ute Lake Ranch project Wednesday during the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. The Ute Lake Ranch project is under construction near Tucumcari and will feature 733 patio homes, a golf course, marina, equestrian center and a beach […]

Hold your horses: Governor reins in racetrack rhetoric

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Minutes before New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson led the Rattler Parade of Classes Saturday in a vintage 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, he suggested holding back on racetrack rhetoric. “Talk of a track in Tucumcari is premature.” Richardson said. “We’ll wait for about a year to see the economic impact […]

Former mayor, comissioner remembered for dedication

By Tova Fruchtma: Quay County Sun Dolores Dickinson Dennard remembers how many phone calls her father got when she was young — especially when he was mayor. Calls from people to tell him their street light was out or where the streets were flooding after it rained. She remembers how proud he was years later […]

Mayors criticize local city manager

TV Hagenah LOGAN – Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega took time from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority where they are chairpersons to criticize Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the Interstate Streams Commission proposing changes to a contract between the Ute water Commission and ISC. […]

City gets new mayor

TV Hagenah As of Thursday night Tucumcari has a new Mayor. City Commissioner. Mary Mayfield became the first woman in Tucumcari’s history to become mayor. “I feel very honored,” said Mayfield who was elected to the post in a 3-2 vote. “I will try to do a good job and continue on a level that […]

Special election Tuesday

A special election for the District 3 city commissioner will be held Tuesday, July 13. The election will have three individuals — James Witcher, Ron Wilmot, and Paula Chacon — vying for the commission seat left vacant with the death of Mayor Calvin Litchfield during the winter. The July 13 election date was the first […]

City gets mayor – no commish

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a mayor at least until July, but it still has no commissioner from District 3 despite three people filing for the position since the last commission meeting. In a special meeting on Monday, the current four commissioners on the Tucumcari City Commission Christopher Maestas, Betty Ditto, Antonio Apodaca and Mary Mayfield, […]