Suit filed against owner of Sands Dorsey

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The owner of the Sands Dorsey building is being sued for damages by a neighboring property owner and business, according to documents filed in the 10th District Court. Robert Hengstenberg, owner of the Sands Dorsey building, is being sued by Donald C. Schutte and Ruth Nelson, both of Tucumcari, […]

Land for feed lot gets nod from city

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After some requests for refinements, the City Commission approved on Thursday a document that will transfer city property to the city’s economic agency which will in turn give the property to two developers of a planned feed lot. Tucumcari Feed Yard, LLC, whose principal owners are Tony Gabel of […]

Outdated maps may be link to costly insurance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said property owners may be paying too much in insurance because the area’s maps showing flood plain areas may be outdated.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 […]

One million gallons of water used to douse fire

By QCS Staff One million gallons of water were used to fight the fire at the Sands-Dorsey Building, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Also about $1,100 was used in foam to fight the fire, which began at about 5 p.m. on June 8 and was finally pronounced out at 9:30 a.m. on June 10, […]

Who owns roads in Montoya?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission will be seeking the advice of the New Mexico attorney general about the legal action needed to vacate roads and parts of townships that were incorporated in the early 1900s. “Something (the roads) was given to the public and somebody has to say the public […]

FEMA gets president’s okay to assist tornado victims, how you can apply

By Staff and wires President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]

Cherokee Drive residents seek county help to fix road

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some homeowners on Cherokee Drive in the Best Western Estates subdivision sought the help of the Quay County Commission on Monday to have their road turned over to the county. Residents said they could not get the road fixed and were seeking the help of the county to get […]

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 […]

Tucumcari real estate market upbeat

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residential real estate sales in Tucumcari in 2006 were upbeat, according to the principles of several real estate companies. “It’s been a pretty good year,” said Mickey Trousdale, of Trousdale Real Estate. “It’s been the best year since I’ve been in business for the last four to five years.” […]

Wind brings invasion of tumbleweeds

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Trapped by an ocean of tumbleweeds, little Christian Madden Jr., 2, pushed aside a curtain and peeked out his window. Wide-eyed, he stared as his father stabbed twiney thistles with a rake, hurled them out of his way, and cleared a tenuous path to his front door and his family […]