Last dip in the pool

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Friday night about a dozen adults and children made the last summer splash in the city’s new pool. The pool, which opened June 19 after being closed for two years, closed last night for the season – much earlier than anticpated. Ten-year-old Anthony Ramirez said he comes to […]

Rey tapped as interim city manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clara Rey, administrative assistant to Tucumcari city manager Richard Primrose, was named interim city manager by the City Commission Thursday night. Rey will take over as manager on March 1 when Primrose moves to the Quay County Courthouse several blocks away to become the county manager. She has worked […]

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 […]

City turns to collection services

By Ryn Gargulinski If you owe money to the city’s ambulance service, expect a call from a collection agency. City officials on Tuesday agreed to use Collect Rite collection agency in efforts to recover about $200,000 in unpaid bills owed to the city’s ambulance service. Revamped roads, withdrawal from the Ute Water pipeline project and […]

Around Town, June 18

Eva Romero turned 100 on Wednesday and will celebrate her birthday Sunday with family and friends in Englewood, Colo., according to her daughter Mary Rivera of Tucumcari. Romero was born in Monte Vista. Romero had 11 children. Her grandson, James Padilla, lives in Tucumcari and her great-grandson Mark Padilla and her great-grandaughter Christine Rivera also […]

Assistant’s day doesn’t end at 5

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By William Thompson Many Tucumcari residents have gone to Clara Rey in search of information. Rey worked more than 20 years at the Tucumcari Public Library and for the past three years has been the administrative assistant to City Manager Richard Primrose. “Working at the library was a lifesaver for my current job,” Rey said. […]

St. Anne’s holds church retreat

TV Hagenah St. Anne’s Catholic Church will be holding a “Weekend of Christian Living” retreat Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24 at Hammond Hall in Tucumcari. According to the event coordinator, Clara Rey, the purpose of the activity is to reaffirm religious ties within believers. “It’s a Catholic faith-based retreat,” said Rey about the purpose of […]

Program helps local boys

TV Hagenah Improving all of the playgrounds in Tucumcari is important to the city said Tucumcari City Administrator Clara Rey for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the young people are the citizens of tomorrow, but for the four young men doing many of the improvements, it has some special […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]