Delinquent property tax auction results in sale of 30 properties

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John Cullum had just spent $400 for some land, but he wasn’t sure exactly what he had bought. Cullum and the Quay County Clerk hunted Thursday through county plat books to see just where the properties were. Some people could easily spend $400 at a gambling outing and “not […]

No bidders show for forclosure auction

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun No purchasers showed up to bid on The Historical Pow Wow Inn and a small strip shopping center that were to be auctioned Monday on the courthouse steps. Special master Billie Jo Burlbaw, who was there to conduct the sale, said it was not unusual to see a no […]

Neglected properties in city get clean up

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Moms may have said it best: “Clean up, company’s coming.” In some ways, that’s how city manager John Sutherland said he is looking at business properties and their curb appeal in Tucumcari. A visible example on Monday and Tuesday was the boarding up of windows at a former fast […]

City to study annexation of properties

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The annexation of city-owned properties and privately held properties served by city water was discussed Tuesday at a special meeting of the City Commission. One of the city-owned properties, in particular, up for discussion for annexation is the new landfill located off of U.S. Highway 54, about three miles […]

City’s newest hotel opens for business, guests

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher The opening of a new hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, has created 15 new jobs in Tucumcari. And when it gets into full swing, it’s expected to provide five additional jobs, said hotelier Neil Patel. The 80-unit hotel opened April 20 and has gradually been picking up overnight traffic […]

County lands receive new owners

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff State Auctioneer Robert Rubin sold off 12 properties for delinquent taxes on the steps of the Quay County Courthouse on Tuesday. The sales generated $11,050 for the state and Quay County. Rubin said the properties were based on taxes not paid since 2002. Originally, 81 properties were up for sale, […]

City sells six properties

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Six properties that are in fore- closure will be purchased by the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp,. TGED. The City Commission met at a special meeting on Friday and approved the purchases, which will cost $6,839.38. The properties would have been auctioned, for back taxes, at the upcoming sale on […]

Odeon Theater added to Culutural Register

Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters that were placed on Friday on the State Register of Cultural Properties, said John W. Murphey, state and national register coordinator with the state’s Historic Preservation Division. Murphey said the Odeon was recognized for its Art Deco details and for the dedication of its […]

Overdue taxes prompt officials to seek auction by state

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County is owed more than $535,000 in back taxes over a five-year period, from 2000 to 2005, county records show. While more than half of that sum is expected to be paid by year’s end, there is still a significant amount, more than $68,000 which is due the […]

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 […]