Shelter opened for stranded travelers

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Chelle Delaney About 80 travelers found shelter Friday night at the Tucumcari Recreation Center because they couldn’t find any rooms at area motels, said American Red Cross officials. Weary travelers were tucked in kaki-colored sleeping bags, like cocoons, on the floor of the basketball court at the rec center. “We’ve been looking for a motel […]

Future laws will call for new way for city run animal shelter

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari should prepare for and seek funding to comply with pending state-regulated humane euthanasia of shelter animals and regulation of animal shelters, according to a recommendation from a local resident. Funding could initially come from the non-profit group Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) and additional funding from capital outlays from Gov. Bill […]

City agrees to $4,000 spay, neuter clinic

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission agreed Thursday to spend $4,000 for a two-day spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats on May 24-25. Robert Ciolli, who organized a free clinic last year in Tucumcari, said the Santa Fe Animal Shelter was available to bring its van again this year […]

Animal adovcate makes pitch for new city shelter

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An animal rights advocate, Robert Ciolli, hopes that a capital outlay request of $325,000 will be approved and lead to a new animal shelter in Tucumcari. “About 1,500 animals are being euthanized a year,” Ciolli said. A new shelter would provide an opportunity to have about 20 cages for […]

Logan seeks storm shelter

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Officials of Logan are exploring the possibility of leasing land owned by the Interstate Stream Commission to build a civic center for meetings, to serve as a storm shelter and to provide space for outdoor activities. “We could use the land to build a new civic center and community storm shelter,” said Larry Wallin, Village […]

There’s no business like snow business

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City, county and state officials say they are prepared for today’s changing weather and stranded motorists – if this weekend’s storm should force motorists off of I-40, again. On New Year’s weekend, 7,500 motorists and truckers sought refuge in Tucumcari when a snow storm caused the closure of I-40. […]

Robert “Bob” Dyke

Robert “Bob” Dyke Services: Time and place for memorial services will be announced later. Robert (Bob) Dyke, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 27, following an extended illness. He and his wife Donna owned and operated the Empty Saddle RV Park on East Route 66. Following his wishes, he has been cremated.  Marjorie L. DeMoss Services: Have […]