Residents present petition to city commission

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission received a petition in opposition to a potential purchase of property to create a joint office for the city and Quay County. Sue Dowell said during the Thursday city commission meeting that the petition included more than 600 signatures from Tucumcari and Quay County residents against the purchase of […]

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

Wardrobe critiquing dangerous

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Extension Service to get new home

By Chelle Delaney In the next two weeks, Quay County expects to complete its purchase of a downtown building that will house the new offices for the Quay County Extension Service, said Richard Primrose, Quay County manager. “As soon as we close on the property, we’ll get them out of basement,” Primrose said. For almost […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

Hospital auxiliary launches its ‘Season’s Greeting’ fundraiser

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS The Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members will begin their Season’s Greetings fund drive on Thursday. The auxiliary, which has 28 members, has chalked up numerous hours of volunteer work this past year, said Evelyn Coughenour, Season Greetings, chairperson. “One of our volunteer jobs is to […]

New signage coming for hotel

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QCS Staff Next month, the official Quality Inn sign will be placed on its hotel at 3716 E. Tucumcari Boulevard, said Sarah Hittson, acting general manager. The hotel/motel which was built in the 1960s as a Holiday Inn is entering a new stage as its old Holiday Inn franchisor trends toward hospitality units that are […]

April 1963

Lydia Willis of Tucumcari was honored by the Eastern New Mexico Teachers Association. Willis retired after 48 years of teaching and 43 of those years were in Quay County. … Fitzner Oil Co. and Johnny’s Shamrock Service station offered a free colonial kerosene burner lamp with the purchase of 10 gallons or more during a […]

School student council looks to purchase mascot gear

By Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers may soon have a new mascot. “It’s been about six years since the school has had a mascot,” said Michael Martinez, student council president. The Rattlers’ Student Council is asking for donations from local clubs and businesses to raise about $3,500 to purchase a costume, said Martinez. The […]

Texas group buys ethanol plant

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Dallas-based partnership, SOZO Energy, LP, and the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. (TGED) inked a deal on Aug. 25 for SOZO to purchase the ethanol plant on Rock Island Road, said a SOZO company official on Thursday. “SOZO will produce up to 10 million gallons of ethanol per […]