Primrose: Mesalands president will be missed

Quay County Sun staff reports Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry is calling it quits in a year. Barry told the college board Tuesday that he plans to retire effective the fall 2011 school year. Attempts to reach Barry and board Chairman J. Bronson Moore for comment Wednesday were not successful. Richard Primrose, Quay […]

County Oks $11.6 million budget

Chelle Delaney The Quay County Commission approved an $11.6 million preliminary expense budget for the county’s 2009-2010 fiscal year beginning July 1 at its meeting on Friday. This compares with $11 million in expenses for the previous 2008-2009 fiscal year budget, said Quay County Manager Richard Primrose. Projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are […]

Stunt pilots acrobatics thrill air show crowd

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 1,000 people attended the 15th Annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari airport. The performance also received sky-high marks from students. “They had a lot of new stuff this year at the air show,” said Brent Rusk, 14, of San Jon. “It is a great […]

Tuck’s TurfL: Scramble Results

Results of the Mesa Legends Scramble on July 4 are below: Front 9 First team score 30 Ed Shipley, Frank Gutierrez and Chipper Breen Second team score 31 John Liles, Justin Liles and Bob Frost Third team tie score 32 Howie Tucker, Jay Carney and Claire Rachor Randy Lease, Dave Hein and Clay Beevers Matt […]

County reviews road closure policy, OKs fire district funds

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Road Superintendent, Larry Moore, discussed the policy for road closure at the regular meeting of the Quay County Commissioners Monday morning. The commissioners took no action on the policy and are reviewing it further. The policy was a rough draft to be reviewed by the commissioners before […]

Rey tapped as interim city manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clara Rey, administrative assistant to Tucumcari city manager Richard Primrose, was named interim city manager by the City Commission Thursday night. Rey will take over as manager on March 1 when Primrose moves to the Quay County Courthouse several blocks away to become the county manager. She has worked […]

City to broaden city manager search

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission has decided to revise its search for a new city manager, said Mayor Mary Mayfield on Friday. “We decided we need to broaden the search,” Mayfield said. The commissioners are searching for a replacement for the current city manager, Richard Primrose, who leaves his post […]

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 […]

City declares disaster

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners declared the weeked of Dec. 29-31 a disaster in Tucumcari because of the additional snow clean-up and the costs of managing about 7,500 extra motorists and semis in the city over New Year’s weekend. Commissioners took this action at their Thursday night meeting, so that they could […]

Hole lotta work going on at landfill

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The big engines of the yellow earthmovers strain as they maneuver up the incline of huge mound of the red dirt. At the top of the rise, each machine releases between 45 and 50 tons of dirt making the mound taller inch-by-inch, day-by-day, said Bob Welch, project manager and […]