Arch Hurley files protest against Turner Enterprises water request

Chelle Delaney The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has filed a protest with the Interstate Stream Commission against a request for the diversion of water in Colfax County by Turner Enterprises, Inc., a private company that oversees land holdings and other business interests owned by former media mogul Ted Turner. The request is to change the […]

Building to be named in honor of Terry Turner

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission agreed Monday to name the building at 216 E. Center St. in honor of the late Terry Turner. Turner, 60, who served as Quay County manager, died Aug. 30, 2006, while at work at the courthouse. “This is a nice tribute to Terry because he was so dedicated […]

01-30-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Friday l At 11:06 p.m., an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on South Rock Island Street. The male driver was arrested for aggravated DWI. […]

Albuquerque man draws top prize

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Two tickets, one owned by Robert Avery of Albuquerque and the other by Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari, were the last two up. Each had a 50-50 shot at the $15,000. It was the reverse draw and Altrusa’s annual fundraiser on Saturday night at the Elks Club. Maddaford had endured the […]

County faces decision on county’s manager’s post

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Last week’s death of Quay County Manager Terry Turner from a heart attack has left a void in the county’s leadership. Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland was at the county manager’s office Tuesday trying to grapple with some of the issues facingLast week’s death of Quay County Manager […]

Services held for Terry Turner

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Manager Terry Norman Turner is remembered by family and friends as an outstanding high school and college athlete, as a good friend with a positive outlook, and as a passionate supporter of Tucumcari. Turner, 60, died Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the Quay County […]

New tax proposed for back up of 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose proposed a sales tax increase in Quay County to cover the costs of radio back up system for the county’s consolidate dispatch, or 911 system, at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. Primrose said the system currently has no back up and that it “extremely critical […]

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 […]

Rodeo arena could get super sprinkler

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun County and city officials checked out a demonstration of a water cannon, or one heck of a large sprinkler, for the rodeo arena on Tuesday at the county fairgrounds. Fairgrounds Manager Daniel Estrada said the machine could do in several hours what could take him “two days to do a […]

Commission concerned about trash dumping

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the city of Tucumcari awaits approval on a new landfill, the outlying communities of Quay County are showing concerns that illegal trash dumping may turn into a problem beyond their reach. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin addressed the problem to the Quay County commissioners during Friday’s regular meeting. […]