Tucumcari and Quay County Fighting Over $80,000

$80 thousand is being fought over by the City of Tucumcari and Quay County.

The New Mexico Legislature appropriated the money for infrastructure purposes.

But now the city is fighting for the money, and the county says it's theirs.

The county commission says they requested the funds to upgrade security systems at the Quay County Detention Center.

But the city says the money was earmarked for "Tucumcari in Quay County" and after checking with the state Department of Finance Administration, the money has been identified as the city's.

The issue is expected to be on the agenda at the city commission's meeting Thursday.