Hospital vote tax set for Tuesday

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Tuesday, voters are being asked to weigh in on two proposals for a gross receipts tax to support the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. In the election, the first question asks residents to vote for an existing tax and the second asks residents to vote for a new […]

City representatives in favor of hospital tax

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Members of the city’s economic development arm voted Monday to support the Dan C. Trigg’s efforts to pass a hospital tax. Quay County’s hospital is critical to its economic development efforts and residents’ quality of life, members agreed. Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Patrick Vanderpool, outlined […]

Tax free holiday for school supplies set Aug. 3-5

New Mexico residents will be able to take advantage of the 3rd annual tax holiday, Aug. 3-5, according to a press release from the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department. A family can save up to $42 in taxes if they spend $600 on school clothes and there are additional savings for computer purchases as well […]

County Oks hospital taxes

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved two special county hospital gross receipts taxes to raise money for the Dan Trigg Hospital on Monday. Quay County residents can vote on the proposed taxes at the polling booths in the fall. The first tax is an extension of an existing tax at 1/8 of 1 […]

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 […]

Bruhn wins school board in Logan, most of school races uncontested

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With mostly uncontested races in Tuesday’s school board elections in Quay County, the school board race for position 2 in the Village of Logan was the one to watch. Tommy J. Bruhn won the race against Kent Terry by one vote, 119 to 118, for Position 2, according to […]

Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address

Governor Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address (As prepared for delivery on Jan. 16, 2007) Lt. Governor Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; Chief Justices and members of the Judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former Governors, […]

Quay County gains $5 million net taxable value

QCS Staff The 2006 net taxable value of property in Quay County increased more than $5 million to $121,516,689 compared to 2005, said Janie Murray, Quay County tax assessor. Increases were attributed to new construction, which excludes the construction on First Street, the Ute Lake Ranch development project, new mobile homes and other improvements in […]

Senator Bingaman tours Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Although U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman was in Tucumcari less than 24 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, he managed to visit Mesalands Community College, the Ute Lake Ranch, make other stops and visit the Quay County Fair. At the fairgrounds, Bingaman stayed for several hours to tour the exhibits and […]

2/4 Editorial

President Bush played Jekyll and Hyde in his State of the Union speech Tuesday. For each small-government conservative idea — making tax cuts permanent, for example — he offered at least one awful statist proposal — new subsidies for alternative-energy research. The pattern was no more apparent than in what he called his American Competitive […]