Tucumcari city manager fired

Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday morning fired City Manager Bobbye Rose, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. Community Development Director Doug Powers has been named interim manager, Dougherty said. Rose was terminated on a 3-2 vote, Mayor Jim Witcher said. Witcher, Antonio Apodaca and Jimmy Sandoval voted yes, while Amiel Curnutt and Robert Lumpkin voted […]

Meetings watch: Rural development interim committee

The Economic and Rural Development Interim Committee held their committee meeting at Mesalands Comm-unity College on July 6-7. The meeting focused on renewable energy which made Mesalands and the new North American Wind Re-search and Training Center, an ideal location. “The committee wanted to look at energy and this part of the state is known […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams […]

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

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. […]

Freedom names interim CEO

IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications, Inc., parent company of the Quay County Sun, on Wednesday named independent director and media veteran Burl Osborne as its Interim CEO. He replaces Scott Flanders who resigned to take the CEO post at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Osborne has served on Freedom’s Board of Directors since May 2004. He was […]

Lujan to establish office in Tucumcari

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday he will be setting up an office in Tucumcari as soon as he can. The Tucumcari office will be one of several in the state, and will have a full-time staffer who will also be serving other eastern New Mexico communities, Lujan […]

Rattlers to face 0-5 Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun If trends hold true this week, the Tucumcari Rattlers should have no problems in their final home football game of the regular season. Tucumcari (2-5) opens district play Friday night when it hosts the Mora Rangers, mired in an 0-5 season with their second coach of the year. The […]

County taps Cunningham for interim city manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Wayne Cunningham will come into the Quay County manager’s office today as the interim county manager, said Franklin McCasland, chair of the Quay County Commission. The Quay County Commission agreed during Monday’s meeting to offer the interim county manager position to Cunningham. His salary has not yet been determined, […]