City assigns interim positions in police department

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun As the City of Tucumcari begins advertising for a new police chief, an interim Administrator and Operations Commander have been assigned to keep the department operating. “We want the public to know that the department is still operating as usual with their safety being their top priority,” City Manager […]

City can’t discuss Hatcher’s dismissal

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City Manager Bobbye Rose said the termination of Police Chief Roger Hatcher is a personnel matter and she is not able discuss it. “Since he (Hatcher) has hired an attorney we are looking at possible litigation,” Rose said. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from Rose on Jan. […]

VFW honors middle school student

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By QCS Staff Gale Munsell, 11, of Tucumcari was honored recently with the VFW Patriot’s Pin award at a ceremony in Albuquerque. Munsell was selected for his winning essay on “Why American Veterans Should be Honored.” His essay won first place in the Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 competition and placed second in the statewide competition. […]

Heavy metal: sculpture combines love of couple’s classic cars and horses

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new breed of horse, “The Chrome Commander,” trotted through Tucumcari this week. The shiny horse — sculpted from more than 100 classic car bumpers — is owned by Vaughn and Chryse Veit of Monticello, Minn. Weighing in at more than a ton and standing at 12 feet, the […]

Barry named to Selective Service Board

Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, has been appointed to serve on the New Mexico Region 3 Selective Service Board which includes Quay and Union counties. The certificate of appointment was presented to Dr. Barry by the Selective Service Commander for the State of New Mexico, Detachment Commander Gabriel Romero. The Selective […]