City representatives in favor of hospital tax

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Members of the city’s economic development arm voted Monday to support the Dan C. Trigg’s efforts to pass a hospital tax. Quay County’s hospital is critical to its economic development efforts and residents’ quality of life, members agreed. Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Patrick Vanderpool, outlined […]

School officials pleased with AYP scores

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s top school administrators are pleased that all of its schools made AYP, but they say that doesn’t mean they are going to sit back this coming school year. “We want to meet next year’s goals and beyond that,” said school Superintendent Aaron McKinney. The passing AYP mark for […]

County Oks hospital taxes

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved two special county hospital gross receipts taxes to raise money for the Dan Trigg Hospital on Monday. Quay County residents can vote on the proposed taxes at the polling booths in the fall. The first tax is an extension of an existing tax at 1/8 of 1 […]

07-21-2007: Community Notes

4-Hers Horse, Rodeo The state 4-H show will be at 7 a.m. on July 27-28. There is no admission charge. Quay County 4-H Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. July 27-28. Cost: $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12. All events at Quay County Fairgrounds. Boat Poker Run at Ute The Logan Ute Lake […]

Authority takes steps to prep application for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At the first meeting of the Quay County Gaming Authority on Tuesday, the commission made fast work of a 16-item agenda. All the items are paving the way to make an application to the state for an estimated $30 million race track and casino operation in Tucumcari. Authority members […]

04-14-2007: Letters to Editor

In regards to the racetrack and casino proposal, it is my earnest hope that we will not not allow this project to proceed, considering the damage that it will do to our community. In our country, 15 million people (5 percent) display some sign of gambling addiction. The suicide rate for pathological gamblers is twenty […]

GTEDC has plans for casino, race track in city

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) will propose to communities in Quay County that they jointly pursue an application with the New Mexico Racing Commission to obtain New Mexico’s last racetrack permit, according to a press release from the GTEDC. Under the proposal, the racetrack and casino would be […]

Unemployment rate takes fall

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The unemployment rate in Quay County was down slightly to 4.2 percent in December 2006 compared to 4.6 percent in December 2005, based on unemployment figures released last week by the New Mexico Department of Labor. The county’s unemployment ranking, however, slipped in December and the county’s rate is […]

Trash is big business

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Let’s talk trash. Like what’s in your garbage can. Just because we want to throw these things away, doesn’t mean they’re “trash.” We’re denigrating, belittling, disparaging, maligning, and slandering a valuable commodity. Look, here in Tucumcari, we’re spending $1.2 million just for a place to put some of what […]

Voters approve education bond

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation Bond […]