Adams: Fire safety includes drivers

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Weekend fires throughout Quay County are becoming almost commonplace, and County Fire Marshal Donald Adams is concerned residents aren’t treating them as dangerous situations. Adams reported during Monday’s regular County Commission meeting that the county fire crews have performed well with the large number of fires throughout the year, […]

County commissioners to vie for funds

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS If all goes according to plan, County Manager Terry Turner said Quay could be $600,000 richer to help pay for its top three priorities. Quay County commissioners will get a chance to vie for these funds Monday through Wednesday when they attend the New Mexico Midwinter Conference in Santa Fe. The […]

Quay employees see bonuses — finally

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Clerk Ellen White got a surprise this holiday season she’s never seen before — an employee bonus. “We’ve never gotten bonuses since I’ve been here,” said White, a county employee since 1998. “It was a nice surprise,” White said of the $125 allotted each of the county’s 87 employees, […]

Ute Lake Ranch gets rollicking reaction

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he’s already seeing the bucks roll in from Ute Lake Ranch, the 25,000-acre development under construction on the outskirts of town. And his entire family is excited about the project. “It brings people into the community with the purpose of staying — we think […]

Quay rodeo arena could lasso in nearly $25,000

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Manager Terry Turner said he was never a rodeo star. Rather, he said he excelled at football, enough to earn him a scholarship through college. But he said that doesn’t stop him from knowing the importance of rodeo to New Mexico. It’s so important, in fact, he just sent […]

Commissioners held a taxing meeting

A new county tax assessor was the main point of the most recent Quay County Commissioners meeting. Chief Deputy Assessor Janie Murray beat out four other applicants to nab the position; her experience includes six years working directly under former assessor. Murray was already onto the details at the Sept. 26 meeting. Upon reviewing the […]

Quay County will receive more than it spends this year

By QCS STAFF This year the $6 million that will come into Quay County is more than the county will spend, according to County Manager Terry Turner at Monday’s final budget review. In addition to discussing any revisions before sending the 2005-2006 proposed budget to Santa Fe, Turner and three county commissioners detailed the bottom […]

Bomb threats prove false

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and […]

County discusses lake ranch project

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun It will take more than 20 years to complete and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it could help provide the shot in the arm Tucumcari needs to become a thriving hub of activity. The Ute Lake Ranch Project, according to Quay County Manager Terry Turner, could one […]

County employees to receive pay raises

By William Thompson Quay County employees will be receiving fatter paychecks next month. County Manager Terry Turner said county employees will be receiving an average 5-percent pay raise beginning with the first pay period in July. “We received a letter from the state Department of Finance Authority (on) June 9 approving our 2006 budget, which […]