City commission holds off on condemnation proceedings

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission voted down a proposed resolution to condemn one residential and one commercial building until the owners could be given more time to respond. Not all the commissioners, however, agreed that the city’s actions should be delayed at Thursday’s regular meeting of the commission. Commissioner Jim [...]

Owners consider relocating Sonic

By Quay County Sun By Quay County Sun The owners of the Sonic drive-in are considering moving the fast-food restaurant to a new location in Tucumcari, said Donna Volz, regional marketing director for Merrit Group Sonic Drive-ins based in Las Cruces. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a time line right now,” said Volz. Tucumcari has been [...]

Blue Swallow to get new owners

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field [...]

1/21 Editorial

Another year, another stab at re-writing the Endangered Species Act. Last year, the House of Representatives actually managed to pass a bill containing some promising provisions, including one requiring that compensation be paid to people whose property values are diminished by a federal listing. Now the action moves to the U.S. Senate — the graveyard [...]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. [...]

Vets urge owners to get pets rabies shots

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Area veterinarians want pet owners to get their animals vaccinated against rabies. Upcoming rabies clinics in Quay County will provide the opportunity. Dr. Jim Alexander, director of the Texas Public Health office in Canyon, said there has been an increase in rabies-infected animals in the Texas panhandle. “Right now [...]

Logan Village annexes south of Ute Lake

TV Hagenah In one fell swoop the Village of Logan has increased its size by nearly one quarter. On Monday the village made it official that they would annex the property on the south side of Ute Lake thus incorporating a little over 1,000 more acres of property into the village. According to village administrator [...]

Parks officials close Ute Lake Marina

William Thompson The Ute Lake Marina, in service since 1980, was recently closed down by New Mexico State Parks officials due to safety concerns and contractual violations on the part of the marina’s owners, according to a parks department press release. Sid and Beverly Smith were the owners of the marina since October 2003. The [...]

Udall talks business with locals

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By Ryan Lengerich House Representative Tom Udall used a congressional break to meet with Tucumcari small business owners Monday. Udall, a House Small Business Committee member, had lunch at a local restaurant and toured three locally owned businesses. He took questions and addressed concerns about productivity at the small business level. “Clearly this is a [...]