Streets, burn bans on city agenda

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Road repair and beautification took center stage at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Council meeting. Two of Thursday’s three resolutions dealt with using matching-fund programs for road repair; the other dealt with approval of a beautification program from the New Mexico Department of Tourism. All three resolutions, and one ordinance […]

1/14 Editorial

The decision by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay not to attempt to keep that position — though he still claims he will be vindicated soon of the campaign-finance violations with which he has been charged in Texas — has opened up a race to fill that post. It should be an occasion for a […]

Water money pours into Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Federal money for city water projects poured into Tucumcari. Specifically, a total of $940,200 was given in the form of grants and loans to fund a portion of the water lines that need replacing beneath the major construction zone still under construction. “This is for the utility section of the First […]

9/24 Construction alert

Since South First Street construction is now switching to the southbound lanes, a number of residents on South First south of Route 66 will have their mail delivery affected. To facilitate matters, Postmaster Rob Roark said they are installing a Neighborhood Delivery and Collection box for customers’ convenience. The box, which was installed Friday, is […]

8/17 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8 a.m., a retail store clerk reported vandalism to the shop. Police arrived to find a small hole and broken window, apparently done by a BB gun. • At 11:08 a.m., a […]

8/6 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 1:23 a.m. a prowler was reported on South Monroe. The caller told police she saw the swatch of a white shirt and heard a chain link fence moving. Police found no […]

7/27 Police Blotter

Here is a sampling of recent calls received by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Saturday • At 11:02 a.m., a female reported someone trying to start a fire near her home on South Third Street. Police arrived to find fireworks started a small fire in her yard. • At 12:47 p.m., a female called […]

7/27 Community Notes

Tucumcari’s radio station KTNM 1400 AM is broadcasting a new Hispanic radio show called “La Voz” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays now through December. The program, hosted by retired bilingual educator Benjie Torres, features local artists performing Ranchera, New Mexico and Tex-Mex music, as well as personal interviews, college news, and […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]

7/23 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At midnight, a female called to report she was speaking to her daughter on the phone and got cut off. Her daughter was now not answering. Police went to the South First Street location where the woman […]