City to receive grant money

QCS Staff Quay County Manager Terry Turner has nothing but praise for his procurement coordinator, Christine Moriel. Word was received recently that the county will receive $184,800 in grant money thanks to Moriel. Turner said the county had already spent the money on renovations to the Quay Community Center. A deadline had passed to get […]

County may opt out of Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline in […]

New fire marsal hired

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Fire chiefs from nine fire departments in Quay County elected a first-ever Quay County Fire Marshal on Tuesday. Donald Adams, fire chief for the Bard-Endee fire district, is the new fire marshal and he said he looks forward to helping county fire departments keep up with paperwork and regulations. […]

Senior centers to get new sponsors

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners met with city officials on Tuesday to discuss the prospect of taking over sponsorship of area senior citizen centers. A letter signed by the Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose and Quay County Manager Terry Turner was sent to the Eastern New Mexico Area Agency on Aging […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]

Road department gets new boss

By TV Hagenah Some changes wil be made regarding the city and county road departments with a new superintendent coming in. County roads Superintendent Harry Heckendorn has retired. New superintendent of county roads will be Larry Moore, who currently holds a similar position with the city of Tucumcari. Appointed to be his second in command […]

New turbines on the way

TV Hagenah In the space of three months, wind turbines will be sprouting up along the edge of the caprock. In fact, the initial work has already begun regarding the building of the 80 new turbines to be administered by Cielo Wind Power. According to John Pelczar, of Austin, who will be in charge of […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]

Tucumcari native accepts position

TV Hagenah Quay County officially has a new county manager. Tucumcari High School graduate Terry Turner has accepted the offer put forward by the Quay County Commissioners and attended his first county commissioners meeting Monday. “I wanted to get my feet wet a little first and observe how everything was done,” said Turner. Turner will […]

commissioners name Turner county manager

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners have offered the soon to be vacant position of Quay County Manager to a former resident of Tucumcari and he said he is “seriously” considering it. Chosen from approximately 23 individuals, who applied for the job, to serve as the administrative head of Quay County and replace current county manager […]