Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, […]

Fussy horse smarter than estimated

The owner told Warren that Della had a reputation of being hard to shoe. She was an 18-year-old mare whose foals were sought after for the cutting genes she passed down. He had been offered $50,000 for her but declined. He wanted her shod. Since Warren did the shoeing, he was chosen to confront her. […]

School board moves forward on plans for new $23.8 million THS

Chelle Delaney After months of planning and moving classrooms around on blueprints, the Tucumcari School Board approved Thursday the basic design for the new Tucumcari High School project by architects Greer Stafford, SJCF of Albuquerque. A combination of new and renovated buildings, the project will cost an estimated $23.8 million, according to Tucumcari’s application to […]

Black bear cub sighted at Conchas

By QCS Staff The U.S. Corps of Engineers have had sightings of a Black Bear cub in the area of its headquarters at Conchas Dam. The last sighting of the cub, which is estimated to be about 2 and half feet tall, was Monday, said Darin Franzoni of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The New […]

La Quinta Hotel to be completed in October

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By QCS Staff Stick by stick the La Quinta Hotel and Suites is taking shape on Adams Street. “It’ll be 66 rooms on Route 66,” said hotelier and owner Neil Patel of Tucumcari. Completion is expected in October when the hotel will employ 20 to 25 people. Estimated cost of the project when completed will […]

One Lane: Repairs under way on US 54 bridge

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Traffic over the Canadian River Bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan, is reduced to one lane for emergency repairs of a bridge expansion joint, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. Traffic control devices are in place and estimated time of completion of bridge repairs is about one month ending on Nov. 24.

Each parent gets his/her special day

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Mother’s Day was on Sunday, May 13. Father’s Day will be coming up on Sunday. So neither of them gives anybody a chance to take some time off.  But their children spend a lot for both celebratory days. An estimated $15.73 billion was spent for Mother’s Day this year. […]

Cold has big costs

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The tab for the clean up of the snow storm over New Year’s weekend will cost an estimated $150,000, say officials of Quay County and city of Tucumcari. County road superintendent Larry Moore asked the Quay County Commission to declare the county a disaster for snow removal at their Monday […]

Pipeline project cost increased

By Jack King: Freedom Newspapers The board of directors of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to raise the official cost of the Ute Pipeline Project by $52 million. A peer review of the conceptual design of the project estimated that its total capital cost should be estimated at $296 million, instead […]

City police make two drug busts

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police served two search warrants last week leading to three arrests and the seizing of drugs worth more than an estimated $8,000, police said Monday. According to police reports, around 3 p.m. Thursday, officers entered the residence of Loretta Muller, 41, at 125 N. 6th in Tucumcari. It was there police […]