School board moves forward on plans for new $23.8 million THS

Chelle Delaney After months of planning and moving classrooms around on blueprints, the Tucumcari School Board approved Thursday the basic design for the new Tucumcari High School project by architects Greer Stafford, SJCF of Albuquerque. A combination of new and renovated buildings, the project will cost an estimated $23.8 million, according to Tucumcari’s application to […]

City approves $20.6 million budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A 20.6 million budget was approved by the Tucumcari City Commission Tuesday night. Included in the 2008-2009 budget are about $9 million in capital and infrastructure expenditures, said city Manager John Sutherland.The projects include those at the city’s water treatment, new piping to bring in water from wells and […]

Arch Hurley approves million-dollar budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $1,050,000 budget was approved by the Arch Hurley Conservancy Board of Directors on Tuesday. The budget is about $3,000 more than last year, said district manager Franklin McCasland. Included in the budget is about $155,000 from its reserves which total about $1.4 million, McCasland said. “If we run […]

La Quinta Hotel to be completed in October

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By QCS Staff Stick by stick the La Quinta Hotel and Suites is taking shape on Adams Street. “It’ll be 66 rooms on Route 66,” said hotelier and owner Neil Patel of Tucumcari. Completion is expected in October when the hotel will employ 20 to 25 people. Estimated cost of the project when completed will […]

Officials hopeful legislative funding survives

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of funding local projects lies in the governor’s hands. Gov. Bill Richardson can veto the million-dollar packed bill, or with a quick signature make some local officials very happy. Tucumcari city and Quay County officials are hopeful that the capital outlay projects bill will survive Richardson’s scrutiny. […]

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 […]

Finale for completion of First Street construction

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By QCS Staff After two years of construction to complete a 2.7-mile stretch of First Street, city, state and construction company officials took to the streets Thursday to celebrate. About 8 p.m., traffic was blocked on First Street north of the overpass. Then officials gathered along the cross walk and snipped the ceremonial ribbon signaling […]

Big checks to help Quay waste water treatment

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Officials of Tucumcari and Logan were happy to see Ryan Gleason, New Mexico state director of the USDA Rural Development Office, on Tuesday. They especially liked the part when he signed the huge ceremonial checks to the tune of $8.4 million for Logan and $2.1 million for Logan. Gleason […]

Logan approved for $8 million in waste water funds

QCS Staff The Village of Logan has been approved for more than $8 million in federal funding for a waste water project, U.S. senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Dominici, announced this week in press releases. The funds are comprised of a $4.34 million low-interest loan and a $4.08 million grant from the federal government. Logan […]

New to fleet, new school plan

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By QCS Staff Groundwork was laid on Monday to eventually build a new high school in Tucumcari. Cost of the new high school could be as much as $20 to $26 million, said school superintendent Aaron McKinney. The Tucumcari School Board agreed to a $1.25 million financing package through the state’s Finance Authority. Voters approved […]