4/23 Community notes

• The lady that Tucumcari residents affectionately have called “The Bread Lady,” Mary Jane Edaakie and her family will be in Tucumcari on May 7. Edaakie, who has visited the city in the past, will be making bread, Indian tacos, fry bread and pastries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, [...]

Hearing will give residents chance to talk about landfill

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun This is the first of a three-part series about the proposed Tucumcari Landfill. In upcoming papers the arguments for and against the landfill will be flushed out in more detail. Area residents will soon have an opportunity to share their opinions on the proposed new landfill in Tucumcari with [...]

Neighborhood watch sought for public housing

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director Robert Pacheco is soliciting resident and police help to try to keep public housing units safe. He hopes to set up neighborhood watches in local units by May 1, he said. Working with the police would be key to Pacheco’s plan, he said. “I have spoken [...]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many [...]

Residents upset about proposed pond retention plan

By Leslie Radford Some Tucumcari residents are concerned about a proposed retention pond in the 1100 block of Rankin Street. But Joe Garcia, project manager for the state, told a crowd of about 15 people on Monday the pond will be environmentally safe and they probably won’t notice it once it’s completed. Officials said the [...]

Cops say New Year’s Eve quiet

William Thompson Patrolman Jason Adams of Tucumcari Police was out on the streets New Year’s Eve looking for trouble. He did not find much. He said more and more local residents are keeping a low profile for the annual festivities. “It was a slow night. There were hardly any cars out on the street after [...]

Program offers heating help

William Thompson Quay County residents who need help with their utility bills this winter can find some relief at the New Mexico Human Services office on West Route 66 Boulevard. The state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is in operation, offering eligible residents a one-time payout. Esther Blea, handles the applications for utility bill [...]

County officially out of trash business

TV Hagenah In a 15 minute meeting Thursday, the Quay County Commissioners made it official – the Quay County Government is no longer in the trash hauling business. Following a brief discussion commissioners Jeff Lewalling and Franklin McCasland voted to officially repeal Solid Waste Ordinance 34 which years before had put the Quay County Government [...]

San Jon faces trash

TV Hagenah As with almost everyone in Quay County, the pulling out of the trash business by the Quay County Government is impacting the Village of San Jon. According to San Jon Village Administrator Bobbye Rose, a number of village residents are afraid the county getting out of the disposal of solid waste could affect [...]

Bingaman aide visits Tucumcari

A representative from U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Roswell office will be available in Tucumcari Tuesday to visit with residents in the Quay County area about problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “It will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it [...]