Residents present petition to city commission

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission received a petition in opposition to a potential purchase of property to create a joint office for the city and Quay County. Sue Dowell said during the Thursday city commission meeting that the petition included more than 600 signatures from Tucumcari and Quay County residents against the purchase of […]

School board talks health class, remodeling

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

Press Release: Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, a national privately owned media company of print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses, announced today that it has received approval of first day motions designed to ensure that daily operations continue normally during the Company’s restructuring. The first day relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the […]

Freedom files Chapter 11

Freedom Communications, parent company of Freedom New Mexico, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday but said operations aren’t expected to change. The filing was done, “along with a plan-support agreement executed by a steering committee of (Freedom’s) lenders,” according to a company press release. “(The company) has sufficient cash to fund daily operations […]

County commission seeks DWI funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners have authorized the district attorney’s office to seek the return of more than $35,000 from the Quay County DWI Task Force. Commissioners allege Task Force officials improperly transferred $35,756, acquired mostly from donations, to a private non-profit company, court records show. Noreen Hendrickson, the director of […]

Commissioner recall petitions come up short

TV Hagenah There will be no recall of Tucumcari City Commissioner Jim Witcher. In the Thursday evening meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, city clerk Rachel Hicklin presented her report on the results of her examination of the signatures on recall petitions submitted late last month to her by George Aragon. In her report to […]

City discusses trash

TV Hagenah Taking a page from the Quay County Commissioners’ book, Tucumcari City Commissiones began discussing trash disposal Tuesday evening. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose explained to the commissioners that that he anticipated that the move by the county towards privatizing trash pick up in rural parts of Quay County would probably impact the ciy […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Petitions out statewide against Senate Bill 28

By Jack King Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley is backing a petition drive against a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A bill prohibiting the discrimination, Senate Bill 28, was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Richardson this year. A statewide petition drive to keep […]