State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC

State Auditor Hector Balderas today called for the resignation of Public Regulations Commission chairman and former Clovis resident Patrick Lyons, accusing the chairman of using equipment for unauthorized purposes. The audit is part of continuing probe of alleged corruption within the PRC. Calls to Lyons were not immediately returned. Specifically, Balderas said auditors found that […]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New […]

Community briefs — Dec. 8

Potluck to honor McCasland In honor of Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland’s eight years of service to the citizens of Quay County as an elected official, the county will be honoring him and his dedication during a pot-luck luncheon following his last commission meeting on Monday.

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff […]

Frost re-elected to state fair commission

By QCS Staff San Jon rancher Bob Frost was re-elected to serve on the New Mexico State Fair Commission and to serve as vice chairman, according to a press release. The commission held its first meeting on Jan. 16 when Frost, Chairman Luke Otero of Santa Fe and Secretary-Treasurer Nerissa Whittington of Albuquerque were

Arch Hurley selects McCasland as manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Franklin McCasland was selected Wednesday night as the new manager of the Arch Hurley Conservancy Distirct. The vote was 3-2 in favor of hiring McCasland at $52,000 a year. McCasland is to start Jan. 2. Baord memers Larry Perkins, U.V. Hinson and Pablo Lopez voted in favor of hiring […]

Arch Hurley’s top pick goes unnamed

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors has offered the position of general manager to one of five candidates, said Larry Perkins, chairman of the board. “The majority of the board agreed on the candidate. But the offer has accepted or rejected,” said Perkins. “We called the candidate […]

January 1965

District 3 Quay County Commissioner T.G. Rose was elected to chairman of the commission. … Construction of the Trigg Memorial Hospital was still ahead of schedule and was to be completed by the summer. … The framework of the new Tucumcari Elementary School on South Ninth Street was under way. Ballard and Bates, based in […]

New view of first Thanksgiving

TV Hagenah This weekend following Thanksgiving I thought it would be a good time to release a document that was recently discovered by archeologists from the Acme School of Home Archeology near Plymouth, Massachusetts. According to the experts involved with the discovery, this could be one of the most important documents to come out of […]