Almost prime time for splash in city’s new pool

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s pool time – almost. With its new pump, diving boards, tile, lights kiddie pool and resurfacing Tucumcari’s city pool is nearly ready for opening day. Hopefully, it will be next week, said Scott Simpson, city recreation director. “The first day will be a free day,” said Simpson. The [...]

City seeks to finance revamping pool

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun City officials and planners have been working to get the city pool repaired and back in swimming order for almost three years. Now, it looks as if progress is being made. Last week, city officials spoke with an official from the New Mexico Finance Authority to lay the ground work [...]

Officials hope to open pool by end of summer

QCS Staff Closed since the summer of 2004, Tucumcari’s city swimming pool could possibly be open by the dog days of summer, said city officials. The city has received a conditional permit to begin repairs and hopes to solicit bids for repairs bids this coming week, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development. [...]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand [...]

School drug policy progressing

QCS staff Tucumcari High School will soon have a new drug testing policy for its students, one that randomly tests not only athletes but any student involved in any type of activity, not just those sanctioned by the New Mexico Activities Association, school officials said. This increases the pool of possible testing candidates from 122 [...]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” [...]

New pool bid significantly lower

QCS Staff Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose told city commissioners Thursday the city has received an estimate for repairs to the city pool that is far lower than previous estimates. The latest estimate is about $90,000, Primrose said. Previous estimates had ranged as high as $200,000. The city will now advertise for bid proposals for [...]

Commissioners meet about pool

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Commissioners receive phone calls to get pool ready for summer. At a city commissioners’ meeting Thursday, City Manager Richard Primrose said city hall has $10,000 in reserve to go for repairs to the municipal swimming pool. City commissioners urged him to move swiftly in getting needed repairs. Commissioner [...]

Money, work needed for pool to open

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Without work and money, the Tucumcari pool will not be able to open this summer. The city manager reported to the city commission at their meeting Thursday that the pool leaked 3,000 gallons of water during 24 hours after filling it. “It’s not looking very good for the swimming pool [...]

Sunday strolls bring back memories

By Lynn Moncus As you are aware, Aggie and I take a ride every Sunday afternoon in order to enjoy the many vistas in Quay County and to recall some of the history of the area which we mosey around while enjoying the open air. Walking keeps us in touch with the past as we [...]