County prepares to present its capital wish list

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By Chelle Delaney Quay County�s municipalities and the county government have put together a whopping $25,939,700 wish list of projects to present to legislators in Santa Fe. Legislators kicked off their 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. Here in Quay County, locals hope, in a few weeks, to advance the case for their projects and [...]

Altrusa helps support community projects

By QCS Staff Tucumcari Altrusa International contributes to the success of many projects in Tucumcari. During the first quarter of this year, contributions to Altrusa community service projects totaled more than $6,000, according to a release by the group. The following are Altrusa’s community service projects and the amount it has contributed: • MCCH Council Immunization [...]

School Board hires superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Acting superintendent Aaron McKinney was hired as superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools by the school board Monday night. He will receive an annual salary of $96,000. McKinney replaces William Reents who was terminated in late July by the board and with whom the board came to a resignation and settlement [...]

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,” [...]

Groups look to tackle cleanup of Tucumcari Lake

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City, state and federal officials will meet today to discuss the future of Tumcumcari Lake and how they can jointly work together to clean up and restore the lake, said Robert Abercrombie, coordinator of the El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) council. Officials meeting are from the [...]

Tucumcari among towns targeted for grant

Special to the Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced that 10 small New Mexico communities are the target for a $150,000 federal rural economic development grant awarded to make community development goals a reality. Domenici reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has issued the grant to the New Mexico Rural Development [...]

Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet [...]

Water money pours into Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Federal money for city water projects poured into Tucumcari. Specifically, a total of $940,200 was given in the form of grants and loans to fund a portion of the water lines that need replacing beneath the major construction zone still under construction. “This is for the utility section of the First [...]

Country rocks plant world

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School senior Nikki Harman found southwestern folks aren’t the only ones who thrive on country music. Plants like it, too, she said, as her award-winning science experiment found bushy bean plants subjected to the twangy tunes grew better than those that listened to other types of music. Harman’s other [...]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was [...]