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 […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]

5/3/03

Alvin Theodore Romero Alvin Theodore Romero, 43, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Garita. Born May 11, 1959, in Las Vegas, he had been a rancher in Garita at the Hage and Webb Land and Cattle Company for 25 years. He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. He grew up in […]

4/30/03

Loren Scott Loren Scott, 64, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness. Born March 8, 1939, in Liberal, Kan., he had been a rancher in the Newkirk area. He is survived by two daughters: Tammy Lee Jackson and Melisa Lyn Sandoval, both of Albuquerque; two sons: Lanie […]

Obituaries

Dolores Stallard Ramsey Dolores Stallard Ramsey, 53, died April 9, 2003, in Ames, Iowa, after fighting multiple sclerosis for many years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stallard, she was born April 13, 1949, in Tucumcari. She graduated from the University of Illinois and later served as an electronics specialist for the U.S. […]

Voting begins Wednesday for city gross receipts tax question

By Dave Gragg Early voting begins Wednesday for a quarter-cent gross receipts tax in Tucumcari, the proceeds of which will go to pay for a water pipeline from Ute Lake. When the Tucumcari City Commission called for the May 20 election, the resolution they passed said the money would be used solely for the “acquisition, […]

‘Roadies’ to gather for Route 66 celebration

By Dave Gragg Ask Bob Moore what “Roadies” are, and he’ll tell you they’re a group of sometimes fanatical aficionados of Route 66, especially those who have traveled the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa. And in July, thousands of them will descend on Tucumcari like a plague of locusts, eating […]

Dec. 20, to Dec. 27, 2003

Monday No events scheduled Tuesday No events scheduled Wednesday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 in observance of the holiday. • Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan will close at noon Dec. 24 and reopen at its regular time Dec. 26. Thursday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. […]