College hosting dodgeball tourney

QCS staff Mesalands Community College would like to invite the Tucumcari community to participate in their first city-wide dodgeball tournament at 4 p.m., March 27 at the Tucumcari High School Gym. “We are very excited this year to open up dodgeball to the entire City of Tucumcari. We’ve had two years of successful dodgeball on […]

Curnutt selected as new mayor

Thomas Garcia It was down to business Thursday for the newly sworn in city commissioners Daniel Lopez and Dora Salinas Mctigue. McTigue and Lopez were sworn in at a workshop at City Hall before their first commission meeting. The meeting was chaired by senior commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who welcomed the new commissioners. “I’d like to […]

District 3 city commissioner candidates Q&A

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Editor’s note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of city commissioner for District 3. Candidates for the seat include incumbent James L. Witcher, Daniel Lopez and George Aragon. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The municipal election is March 6. Early […]

Absentee voting continues until March 2

QCS staff Absentee voting for the March 6, 2012, regular Municipal Election began on Tuesday and will end on March 2. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the City Clerk’s office a 461-3451 or email at cityclerk@cityoftucumcari.com. The application will be mailed to your address. […]

Candidate filings

QCS staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 6 election, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. District 1: •

State well prepared to join union

As we continue to look at our county history during the territorial days and the approaching statehood in 1912, we note that much organization had already taken place. In other words, we had been ready for statehood for several years before the date finally arrived. Because we were one of the newer settlements in the […]

City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. […]

Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]

Public hearing set for city redistricting

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Thomas Garcia A public hearing will be held on Nov. 29 to discuss the proposed redistricting of Tucumcari’s municipal districts. “This will only effect the city’s municipal districts, it is not part of the proposed congressional redistricting,” said city clerk Christine Dougherty. Dougherty said Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager of Southwest Political Services of […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]