Roch announces re-election plans

QCS Staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Rep Roch: H.B. 39 ‘disastrous’

Thomas Garcia A bill that proposes splitting Quay County into four legislative districts now awaits the Gov. Susan Martinez’s final decision. H.B. 39 passed through the House and Senate before the special legislative session ended last weekend despite bipartisan opposition. It would split Tucumcari’s representation into legislative Districts 63, 67, 68 and 70. By Tues-day, […]

Dennis Roch visits Tucumcari

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QCSun staff State Rep. Dennis Roch, a Republican from Texico, met with 50 Tucumcari residents on Sunday to answer questions about the 90-day legislative session, which ended on Saturday. “The state is expecting $5.4 billion in revenue this year,” Roch said. “The state’s budget spends every penny of it, though that is usually what happens. […]

Mesalands dedicates new wind center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands Community College dedicated its new North American Wind Research and Training Center with a closed ceremony Thursday morning. The ceremony included speeches from Mesalands president Phillip Barry, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher, Republican State Rep. Dennis Roch, Republican State Sen. Clint Harden, Bridget McKenney of Sandia National Laboratories, […]

Assistant superintendent leaving for advancement potential

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Career advancement opportunities spurred Dennis Roch’s resignation from Tucumcari Public Schools. Roch resigned last week as the Assistant Superintendent of Tucumcari Schools to take a similar position with Texico Public Schools. His resignation is effective June 30. Roch said he received a letter of intent from Texico Superintendent R.L. […]

Roch leaving Tucumcari

Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico.

Acting principal quits

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By QCS Staff Acting Tucumcari High School principal Jack Burch resigned effective Thursday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Burch, turned in his resignation at the end of Thursday’s school day. “Mr. Burch brought a lot of experience and guidance to Tucumcari Schools during his time here,” Roch said. Roch said Burch’s employment […]

General obligation bonds up for election

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) announced that the House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 1, legislation which would allow voters to consider four General Obligation (G.O.) bonds in the November election. “In this tough economic climate, capital outlay funding is simply unavailable,” Roch said. “My colleagues and I therefore felt it […]

Press release: Rep. Roch meets with Tucumcari FFA members

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE – State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-67, met this morning in Santa Fe with members of the Tucumcari FFA chapter. “FFA programs have a long history of preparing students for leadership roles,” said Roch, “and I was pleased to meet with these future leaders during their visit to the State Capitol.” […]