3 questions with …

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Doug Powers He is Tucumcari’s community development director. 1. What is your No. 1 priority as community development director? The No. 1 priority over the past several years has been the continuing improvement of Tucumcari’s infrastructure. I have always felt that the No. 1 function for any city is the provision of basic services such […]

Permit fees bumped up

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fees from annexation to zoning admendments will cost more beginning Feb. 1. Increases were approved by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night on the recommendation of the city’s Planning and Development departments. The fees correspond with the city’s new Unified Developement Code, said Development director Doug Powers. Some […]

School Board considers raises for advisory staff

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A salary increase for advisors and others who supervise or provide extracurricular services with students was weighed Monday night by the Tucumcari School Board. Overall, the increase will total $4,500, assistant school superintendent Dennis Roch said. The increases affect salaries for duties such as the student council and yearbook […]

‘Tagging’ may point to gang play

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In recent weeks there has been an increase in graffiti in Tucumcari that could be linked to gangs. Several cars and buildings have been “tagged” with spray paint, according to police records. On Aug. 19-20, eight vehicles were reported to have been vandalized with spray paint and had similar […]

Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A real estate broker, Sam W. Morrow, said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated. “They’re still working off of information that’s 40 to 50 years old,” Morrow told the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday. The […]

New to fleet, new school plan

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By QCS Staff Groundwork was laid on Monday to eventually build a new high school in Tucumcari. Cost of the new high school could be as much as $20 to $26 million, said school superintendent Aaron McKinney. The Tucumcari School Board agreed to a $1.25 million financing package through the state’s Finance Authority. Voters approved […]

Irene M. Powers

Services: 4 p.m. today at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Irene M. Powers, 84, of Tucumcari died Monday, April 16, 2007, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born Dec 24, 1922 in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to Neil and Beulah Baker Nelson. Mrs. Powers grew up in Spirit Lake, but her playground was Lake Okoboji, Iowa. She enjoyed […]

Proposals coming in for new high school

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Proposals for a new high school in Tucumcari arrived Tuesday at the school administration building. The school administration and school board are hoping to be able to combine resources from the state and the sale of school bonds to finance about $11 million for a new facility. At Monday night’s […]

Hotelier wants roads fixed

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Hotelier Neil Patel asked the city to make improvements on Adams Street where he is building two hotels and plans to build a restaurant near I-40 and First Street. Patel said the street is so bad, “I can see their heads bobbing in their cars when they drive along,” […]

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 […]