Rose: EPA may assist Sands Dorsey demolition

Thomas Garcia City officials may have found a source of funding to assist the city in the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building, said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. “We are excited that we are finally making progress on this issue,” said Rose. Rose said the money to dispose of the hazardous debris in the […]

Sands Dorsey building concerns officials

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Thomas Garcia Three years have passed since the historic Sands Dorsey building was destroyed by fire and city officials are still seeking funding to demolish the remains. “We have not been able to find any funding for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building at this point,” said city manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said she […]

City seeks bid to demolish Sands Dorsey

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari city commissioners are debating what to do with the Sands Dorsey building. The debate Thursday is the latest chapter on centered on either tearing down all the building or leaving some portions. It’s a question lingering now two years. “Public safety is the most important,” Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

City looking into money for Sands Dorsey

Thomas Garcia City Commissioners want City Manager Bobbye Rose to find a way to resolve issues at the Sands Dorsey Building. “The city commission has instructed me to move forward with the abatement of this health and safety issue associated with this building,” Rose said after Thursday night’s meeting. More than two years have passed […]

City investigating partial demolition of Sands Dorsey

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday has asked the city manager to explore ways and costs that the Sands Dorsey could be partially demolished. Businesswoman Ruth Nelson said it had been two years, and nothing had been done to make the alley accessible for her business or others on the block. Nelson’s […]

Sands Dorsey draws mixed views

Chelle Delaney A hearing on the Sands-Dorsey building came to a brief standstill Thursday before the

City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf […]

Commission sets hearing date for owner of Sands Dorsey

Chelle Delaney A hearing for the owner of the Sands Dorsey Building will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, the Tucumcari City Commission said Thursday night. The building’s owner Bob Hengstenberg had requested the hearing to oppose a recommended demolition of the building. An engineering firm recommended demolition after conducting an environmental survey […]

Firm recommends demolition for Sands-Dorsey

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Sands Dorsey’s fate edging closer to demolition

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Chelle Delaney A forensic engineer pointed out serious flaws in the