County commission lifts burn ban

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After the weekend rains the county-wide fire ban was lifted on Monday by the Quay County Commissioners. Quay County Fire Marshall Donald Adams asked the commissioners to consider lifting the ban following the weekend rains. “There are areas of the county that received a good amount of rain,” Adams said. […]

Quay County tax base increases by almost $15 million

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County expects to receive its Christmas present from taxpayers in early December. Tax payments are due Dec. 10 to the Quay County Treasurer’s office. And the good news for schools and municipalities is that the taxable value has risen compared to 2006. Property tax receipts in Quay County […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]

Quay County gains $5 million net taxable value

QCS Staff The 2006 net taxable value of property in Quay County increased more than $5 million to $121,516,689 compared to 2005, said Janie Murray, Quay County tax assessor. Increases were attributed to new construction, which excludes the construction on First Street, the Ute Lake Ranch development project, new mobile homes and other improvements in […]

Many county races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on unopposed candidates. Sue Smith Moore was interested in the position of Quay County probate judge. She just wasn’t interested in campaigning. There are no such worries for Smith, who […]

Commissioners held a taxing meeting

A new county tax assessor was the main point of the most recent Quay County Commissioners meeting. Chief Deputy Assessor Janie Murray beat out four other applicants to nab the position; her experience includes six years working directly under former assessor. Murray was already onto the details at the Sept. 26 meeting. Upon reviewing the […]

Lot of property faces assessor

TV Hagenah The Quay County Assessor’s Office has, under a mandate by the State of New Mexico one year to evaluate the value of 5,500 pieces of property in the county. The mandate means allowing for holidays, the Quay County Assessor will have to average examining, measuring and evaluating 21 pieces of property every day. […]