Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the obvious, declaring, “This […]

Two tax ordinances proposed at meeting

Russell Anglin The subject of taxes weighed on the minds of Tucumcari city commissioners and citizens at the commission’s Nov. 11 city hall meeting. Pajarito Interiors owner Ruth Nelson was the first to address the commission. She expressed concern over the burned, hazardous Sands Dorsey building and asked the commission to pursue legal action against […]

Government of the money, by the money, for the money

Government of the money, by the money, for the money The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the anti-tax spiel is “make a list of things that taxes pay for.” Taxes make the American lifestyle possible. Taxes are a part of the responsibility of living in a civilized society.

City prepping for Ute Lake water allocation

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari is making preparations and bankrolling funds to receive its allocation of water from Ute Lake. At Thursday night’s city commission meeting, city manager John Sutherland reported that the city had almost $900,000 set aside from gross receipt taxes earmarked

Quay County tax base increases by almost $15 million

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County expects to receive its Christmas present from taxpayers in early December. Tax payments are due Dec. 10 to the Quay County Treasurer’s office. And the good news for schools and municipalities is that the taxable value has risen compared to 2006. Property tax receipts in Quay County […]

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 […]

County lands receive new owners

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff State Auctioneer Robert Rubin sold off 12 properties for delinquent taxes on the steps of the Quay County Courthouse on Tuesday. The sales generated $11,050 for the state and Quay County. Rubin said the properties were based on taxes not paid since 2002. Originally, 81 properties were up for sale, […]

Properties up for auction for back taxes

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff About 70 properties are expected to be auctioned on Oct. 24 for unpaid taxes by the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department, tax assessor Janie Murray said at Monday’s County Commission meeting. Property owners have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 to pay the taxes or make arrangements for payment with […]

Overdue taxes prompt officials to seek auction by state

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County is owed more than $535,000 in back taxes over a five-year period, from 2000 to 2005, county records show. While more than half of that sum is expected to be paid by year’s end, there is still a significant amount, more than $68,000 which is due the […]

Holidays bring trials, blessings

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13-14. The calendar is full with something […]