Support varies for race track, casino

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun There was little opposition to a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari at a meeting on Monday night. Here is what some of the attendees had to say: • Wes Stewart, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari, said he opposes the proposed racino or race track plan. […]

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 […]

Road construction partially completed

By Quay County Sun Staff Construction workers were out in full-force on First Street Friday working to complete as much of they road as they could. Road contractor A.S. Horner had advertised that First Street would be open on Friday. However, the snow storm cut in the project’s schedule, said Joshua Lucero, project inspection supervisor […]

$400,000 grant for train station in works

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The centerpiece of Tucumcari’s downtown redevelopment will be its railroad station, which next month, will have $400,000 for improvements. The improvements of the Tucumcari Train Station will be working in tandem with the MainStreet project, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Funding for the […]

Ute Lake Ranch Golf Course gets green light from ISC

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a […]

Doodling artist has many talents

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff They’ve auctioned off the doodles of Robert deNiro and Meryl Streep at charity events. Inventions by Leonardo da Vinci’s are said to come from his bursts of doodles. Doodling is and has become a new art form. “I wouldn’t call it fine art,” said artist Jan J.C. Jones, a Tucumcari […]

Governor backs Ute Water Project

Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 legislative agenda for the “Year of Water” includes $5 million for the Ute Water Project that will serve communities throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties. The governor included the investment in a $103.5 million spending plan he outlined Wednesday for projects and programs he says would move the state closer […]

Street open for public

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This afternoon, there will be a grand opening of Main Street. Those orange construction barrels barring traffic on Main Street will have departed.  Cars  and trucks will again be able to use  long-blocked Main Street. You’ll be able to go east and west and and north over the overpass onto […]

$20 million in construction contracts will be underway

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s estimated that almost $20 million in building projects have been started or will be started within a year in Tucumcari, said a city planning official. Two truck stop-plazas are already planned at exit 333 and I-40, and three motels are either under construction or being planned at the […]

New truck plaza – Flying J -coming to Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County The City Commission agreed on Thursday to rezone a section of Mountain Road at Highway 54, so that the Flying J, Inc. could develop a truck plaza on the property. John McSweeney, project director, of PDG, Inc., a subsidiary of Flying J. Inc., told the […]