Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger […]

Great American Cleanup sweeps city

Thomas Garcia City and Chamber of Commerce officials are coordinating three community beautification projects in an effort to promote Tucumcari. “It takes all of us to make our town beautiful,” Cathy Estrada, the city’s code enforcement officer said. This year’s cleanup has three projects organized by Estrada, Carole Keith and Tucumcari MainStreet. Estrada said she […]

Loud voices prove easier to hear

Russell Anglin Dear city officials, county officials and citizens who attend open meetings in Quay County, Thank you for your commitment to public service and the greater good. Interested individuals are the grease that allows the gears of democracy to turn effectively. It is your presence and dedication to your cities and county that makes […]

City officials preserve history with video kiosks

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Thomas Garcia A video kiosk has been installed at the Tucumcari Convention Center and will be up and running by March in an effort to preserve the history of Route 66 in Quay County. “This is our chance to preserve the history of Tucumcari and Route 66,” said Community Development Director Doug Powers. “We felt […]

Officials investigate treatment of dog

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun City officials are investigating an alleged violation of Tucumcari’s animal control policy concerning the euthanizing of a dog. Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew said she contacted Tucumcari Animal Control officer Mike Martinez Nov. 29 with the intention of adopting a dog which she said been placed in […]

Officials eye racino developments

Thomas Garcia Quay County Gaming Authority officials said they are fully aware of the added interest of a new developer and investor concerning the racetrack in Raton.

Holiday rituals under way

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun There is no reason for concern about the low number of entries in the 21st annual Christmas Light Parade and Christmas lighting contest, said Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce officials. “Each year we see a rush of entries come in on Friday,” said Bob Beaulieu, chamber executive director. […]

County officials oppose low-altitude flights

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing low altitude tactical navigation flights from Cannon Air Force Base. “There has been no opportunity for citizens or elected officials to adequately address the LATNs,”

Sands Dorsey building concerns officials

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Thomas Garcia Three years have passed since the historic Sands Dorsey building was destroyed by fire and city officials are still seeking funding to demolish the remains. “We have not been able to find any funding for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building at this point,” said city manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said she […]