Nara Visa residents express concern over roads

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Over a dozen Nara Visa residents listened to the Quay County commissioners as they answered questions about county roads. The residents called the conditions of the county roads after the recent snowstorms the “icing on the cake,” during Monday’s regular commission meeting. “The county needs a better game plan […]

Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night. The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager. The National Weather […]

Man sues county over cattle guards

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Chelle Delaney Cattle guards prevent livestock from roaming county roads. They also prevent Quay County resident Lee Stone, 64, from driving his horse-and-wagon team from one piece of property to another. And so Stone is taking the county to court. He’s asking Quay County remove the guards from county roads where Stone drives his horses.District […]

County to change requests for road changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the Quay County Commission the long and winding roads just seemed to be getting more twisted. And in an effort to straighten them out, the commission plans to create an application and process for residents seeking changes in county roads. The commission also plans to establish a fee […]

Who owns roads in Montoya?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission will be seeking the advice of the New Mexico attorney general about the legal action needed to vacate roads and parts of townships that were incorporated in the early 1900s. “Something (the roads) was given to the public and somebody has to say the public […]

Area stays safe despite snow

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Accidents were at a minimum on Friday and Saturday when snow blanketed Tucumcari. However, road crews are putting in long hours to keep the roads clear and safe, a state transportation official said. “We were a little busy but only worked two accidents,” said Quay County Sheriff Joe Schallert. […]

Cold has big costs

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The tab for the clean up of the snow storm over New Year’s weekend will cost an estimated $150,000, say officials of Quay County and city of Tucumcari. County road superintendent Larry Moore asked the Quay County Commission to declare the county a disaster for snow removal at their Monday […]

Commissioners set salary scale

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Salaries for Quay County elected officials were set for the next four years by the Quay County Commission. The commissioners agreed that elected officials would receive 85 percent of the maximum allowed by the state at their Monday meeting. At that rate, salaries […]

Dry year means rough rides

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Because I had heard colorful descriptions about how rough some of the county roads are, I decided to do a little driving to be sure the people knew the meaning of rough roads. Well, they surely did! Aggie and I spend much time driving on dirt roads every week, and […]

Kids, roads and community top priorities

By Brian Moore: Guest columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]