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 […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

Logan students show spirit

Thomas Garcia You probably will not find any special celebrations for pajamas, class colors, class themes or the red-and-white day on your calendar but that has not stopped the students of Logan Schools from celebrating spirit week. Students in grades K through 12 have been dressing up and acting out this week to show off […]

Eight candidates seek police chief job

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some of the top ranked candidates for police chief were interviewed Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. Additional candidates are to be interviewed on Monday, said Sutherland at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Except for one, all of eight candidates who have applied for the position are from the Tucumcari […]

Acting police chief Ron Haley resigns

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Lt. Deputy Chief Ron Haley, the city’s acting police chief, turned in his resignation, with a two week notice, on Friday. Haley’s resignation was effective on Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. “It was a personal decision,” Sutherland said. “I would have preferred that he would have stayed.” Haley […]

Haley named acting police chief

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Police Department has an acting police chief who was appointed by city manager John Sutherland. On Tuesday, Lt. Deputy Chief Ron Haley was named as acting police chief for the City of Tucumcari until the position can be filled full time, said Sutherland. “We have had people inquire about the […]

April 1969

The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. It featured a wrecked car and sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire Store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. Store manager Dale Titus cut the ceremonial ribbon with Chamber of […]

School Board hires superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Acting superintendent Aaron McKinney was hired as superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools by the school board Monday night. He will receive an annual salary of $96,000. McKinney replaces William Reents who was terminated in late July by the board and with whom the board came to a resignation and settlement […]

School Superintendent Reents fired from post

By Quay County Staff Superintendent William Reents, who has been on paid administrative since June 6, was given a termination letter on Wednesday by Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. Reents declined to elaborate on his situation, saying only that, “I found it interesting.” Reents said he has hired an attorney, Edward Hollington of Albuquerque. In […]

Skunk tests positive for rabies

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun A rabid skunk was found in San Jon earlier this week. Dr. Jean Corey with the Tucumcari Animal Hospital said there had been a skunk acting abnormally found a few blocks from a school in San Jon. “I was told he was going in circles and running into things,” […]