Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money

Paula Sirois This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn’t broken the rules gets all the cash. By this afternoon, I had already deposited $5, my son […]

Quay County tax base increases by almost $15 million

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County expects to receive its Christmas present from taxpayers in early December. Tax payments are due Dec. 10 to the Quay County Treasurer’s office. And the good news for schools and municipalities is that the taxable value has risen compared to 2006. Property tax receipts in Quay County […]

Hospital vote tax set for Tuesday

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Tuesday, voters are being asked to weigh in on two proposals for a gross receipts tax to support the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. In the election, the first question asks residents to vote for an existing tax and the second asks residents to vote for a new […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

Tucumcari Middle School Students win break

TV Hagenah Even though it was rainy and somewhat cold, eighth graders from Tucumcari Middle School enjoyed standing outside dining on popcorn and soft drinks Friday morning just an hour after school began. The event took place because their class had beaten out all the other classes at the middle school in a competition to […]

Tucumcari would do well to pass tax increase

Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents might not notice the extra dime or two they leave at the grocery store. People traveling through Tucumcari, who contribute an estimated 40 percent of the city’s gross receipts taxes, certainly won’t notice. But our children and grandchildren will be able to tell the difference if Tucumcari voters have the […]