City Commission talks trash, alleys, airport

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners spent a good portion of Thursday’s meeting talking trash. Effective Sept. 15, they said the city will begin heavy enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This means placing anything besides household trash in the dumpsters is prohibited. Non-household trash items will not be picked up unless […]

8/13 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 2:17 a.m., a female reported a breaking and entering in progress. Police arrived at the Laurel Hills location to find a man peeking in the windows and getting water out of an outside faucet. The subject […]

4/20 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 17 • About 7 p.m. a woman in the 400 block of East Aber called in reference to problems with juveniles. An officer advised that he made contact with juveniles and they were ordered […]

Opponents to claim city landfill will not meet regulations

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editor1s note: This is the second story of a three-part series about Tucumcari1s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who oppose the landfill. The proponents1 side will be explained in Saturday1s paper. Groundwater contamination, inadequate landfill upkeep […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. […]

Wind farm battles deadlines, weather

TV Hagenah While many are pleased with the rain that has come to Quay County in the last four months, Cielo Wind Power Systems is not. “The rain is no friend of ours,” said Walt Hornaday of Cielo Wind Power. The company who is in charge of the construction of 80 wind turbines on the […]

Logan Village annexes south of Ute Lake

TV Hagenah In one fell swoop the Village of Logan has increased its size by nearly one quarter. On Monday the village made it official that they would annex the property on the south side of Ute Lake thus incorporating a little over 1,000 more acres of property into the village. According to village administrator […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]