Bond OK would fund building

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS If approved by voters, Mesalands Community College is slated to receive $1,500,000 under the General Obligation Bond for Education, also known as Bond B. The bond issue is placed on the ballot by the New Mexico State Legislature every two years. The 2006 cycle proposes allocating nearly […]

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 […]

Quay County gains $5 million net taxable value

QCS Staff The 2006 net taxable value of property in Quay County increased more than $5 million to $121,516,689 compared to 2005, said Janie Murray, Quay County tax assessor. Increases were attributed to new construction, which excludes the construction on First Street, the Ute Lake Ranch development project, new mobile homes and other improvements in […]

City Commission agrees to airport annexation

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Commissioners agreed on Thursday to the annex the airport property and land that would make it contiguous to existing city limits. The city has been interested in bringing the property into the city limits to take advantage of the gross receipts generated at the airport as well […]

City plans to annex Tucumcari Airport

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Aug. 1 the Tucumcari Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss bringing the Tucumcari Municipal Airport facility within the city’s limits. Annexing the 1,100-acre aviation facility means the city will benefit from additional tax revenue and the property and facility will be protected, by law, by […]

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 […]

Meth lab discovered in city

QCS Staff No arrests have been made in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered Wednesday in Tucumcari, police said. The lab, found at 110 N. Park Street, was discovered when a prospective buyer was looking at the property, which currently has no residents. Officers from the Tucumcari Police Department were called shortly after 10 a.m. […]

Trash taken away by teens

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The teenage boy picked up the trash he found and just laughed. The metal was once part of an exhaust system, but now it was without a vehicle and rusted. While it wasn’t heavy, the metal piece’s size was beyond the capabilities of his small black trash bag. “Won’t […]

1/21 Editorial

Another year, another stab at re-writing the Endangered Species Act. Last year, the House of Representatives actually managed to pass a bill containing some promising provisions, including one requiring that compensation be paid to people whose property values are diminished by a federal listing. Now the action moves to the U.S. Senate — the graveyard […]

11/26 Editorial

This week marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Quay County Sun and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]