Enhanced emergency system makes it to Quay

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Its official name is the Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Center – but one can call it Enhanced 911. It’s the new dispatch center set for the Tucumcari Police station that brings together all emergency calls from surrounding areas. Thanks to a joint powers agreement between Tucumcari and Quay County, the […]

Local law enforcement receives Federal grant

By QCS staff Local law enforcement agencies are nearly $20,000 richer, thanks to a grant from the federal government. Part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant program, the $19,679 for the area will be shared by the Quay County sheriff’s department and Tucumcari police department and must be used to fund initiatives regarding evidence, according […]

City gets ‘efficient and effective’ enhanced 911

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Dialing 911 in Quay County just got better — or it will get better in a few months, according to a joint agreement between the City of Tucumcari and Quay County. And it’s not only Quay that will benefit from the enhanced dispatch system. The enhanced system will branch […]

School superintendent one of five finalists for Clovis job

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents learned Tuesday morning he is one of five finalists for the superintendent position at Clovis Municipal Schools. Reents said he feels honored that he’s being considered, but he is concentrating on the present rather than the future. “You never look ahead. I have a three-year contract […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]

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 […]

City gets waterline support

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, he recently received information from the federal government that Tucumcari would be receiving federal money to help with its aging waterlines. Primrose said the city would be receiving a grant of $265,000 and low interest loans up to $615,200 specifically ear-marked to “revamp” the city’s waterlines. […]

Candidates square off for state senate – Frost

David Arkin A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, currently holds the […]

“Blaster” invades city

By Ryan Lengerich Unfortunately, business has been booming this week for the Tucumcari technology company ShipleySystems LLC. Since Tuesday the company received a barrage of calls from concerned customers with computers infected by the “Blaster” virus that has debilitated personal computers and business systems worldwide. Ed Shipley, co-owner of the family run business said he […]

Tucumcari would do well to pass tax increase

Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents might not notice the extra dime or two they leave at the grocery store. People traveling through Tucumcari, who contribute an estimated 40 percent of the city’s gross receipts taxes, certainly won’t notice. But our children and grandchildren will be able to tell the difference if Tucumcari voters have the […]