City commission talks trash

QCS staff City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill. With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the […]

City Commission talks trash, alleys, airport

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners spent a good portion of Thursday’s meeting talking trash. Effective Sept. 15, they said the city will begin heavy enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This means placing anything besides household trash in the dumpsters is prohibited. Non-household trash items will not be picked up unless […]

Assistant’s day doesn’t end at 5

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By William Thompson Many Tucumcari residents have gone to Clara Rey in search of information. Rey worked more than 20 years at the Tucumcari Public Library and for the past three years has been the administrative assistant to City Manager Richard Primrose. “Working at the library was a lifesaver for my current job,” Rey said. […]

Volunteers spend day picking up trash around Tucumcari as part of the Great American Cleanup

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Planners and participants in the Keep Tucumcari Beautiful clean-up Saturday were a little disappointed about the turnout. But that didn’t stop them from collecting more than 50 bags of trash through out the weekend. A group of 16 volunteers Saturday, and 4 others who couldn’t attend the event but […]

County officially out of trash business

TV Hagenah In a 15 minute meeting Thursday, the Quay County Commissioners made it official – the Quay County Government is no longer in the trash hauling business. Following a brief discussion commissioners Jeff Lewalling and Franklin McCasland voted to officially repeal Solid Waste Ordinance 34 which years before had put the Quay County Government […]

San Jon faces trash

TV Hagenah As with almost everyone in Quay County, the pulling out of the trash business by the Quay County Government is impacting the Village of San Jon. According to San Jon Village Administrator Bobbye Rose, a number of village residents are afraid the county getting out of the disposal of solid waste could affect […]

City discusses trash

TV Hagenah Taking a page from the Quay County Commissioners’ book, Tucumcari City Commissiones began discussing trash disposal Tuesday evening. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose explained to the commissioners that that he anticipated that the move by the county towards privatizing trash pick up in rural parts of Quay County would probably impact the ciy […]

‘Trek for Trash’ set for Saturday

TV Hagenah The heads of the Tucumcari Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tucumcari are looking forward to next weekend’s Trek for Trash which according to Yvette Fezekas, Beautification Coordinator for the City of Tucumcari, could well be one of the biggest and most successful ones in Tucumcari history with the Keep Tucumcari […]

Trash controversy continues

TV Hagenah County Commissioners are still talking trash at their meetings. As they met Monday, ten different individuals from rural Quay County were in attendance to state that they were not enthused with the way the county government is going “private” with their trash pick up. Most of the rural residents in attendance at the […]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]