State corrections department considers closing local probation office

Thomas Garcia Local and state officials expressed concerned Monday over the New Mexico Corrections Department’s consideration to close the local probation and parole office.

Officials to relocate playground equipment

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Thomas Garcia State and city officials agreed on a plan to restore and relocate the playground equipment from the Five Mile Park to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “It is good to see proactive involvement from a community to save a historical location such as Five Mile Park,” said Pilar M. Cannizzaro, architectural project reviewer for […]

Local officials hope for, expect extension of water fees

Thomas Garcia Continuing reservation fees for Ute Lake water rights is an issue which affects the 12 entities in the Ute Reservoir Water Commission, said Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines.

Bingaman addresses local concerns

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Thomas Garcia Local officials met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to discuss issues affecting residents in Quay County. Money for improvements at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and transmission lines for wind energy were a few of the issues raised by officials who met with Bingaman on Wednesday. “If there’s a possibility of more stimulus […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Portales officials wary of Ute Water Authority

Jared Tucker Two Portales city councilors are concerned about how much power the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will have, and why there’s only one elected official representing the city. The authority meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Texico. Tuesday, Councilor Mike Miller said he thinks the utility will take important decisions about water issues […]

Bikers flock to road rally

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Weekend attendance and participation in the seventh annual Mother Road Rally was good, according to rally officials. “It got off to a slow start but everything turned out OK,” said Melissa Foster, rally board president. The bikers began to file in and register for the days events which included […]

La Mesa officials file appeal

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari officials, hopeful to take advantage of a second chance at a racino, said an appeal filed with the New Mexico Gaming Control Board is simply a delay by Raton-based La Mesa Racetrack and Casino. “They are only putting off the inevitable,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the […]

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by the GCB and that the Board did not give it appropriate legal due process […]

Alleged stolen cash turned over to U.S. Marshals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]