Tucumcari police chief put on paid administrative leave

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QC Sun managing editor Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose […]

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 […]

Tucumcari High School principal put on leave

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a 25 minute closed door session Monday Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education board member Carlos Romero announced the board discussed “allegations of administrative misconduct” and no action was taken. The executive session was placed on on the agenda two days after Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo […]

Bid awarded for college wind center

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By Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun A unanimous vote by Mesalands Community College trustees on Tuesday starts the process on the construction of the North American Wind Research and Training Center. In a special meeting, Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin presented a motion to the trustees to award the bid for the center to […]

Mesalands administrative assistant earns award

QCS Staff Connie Chavez of Mesalands Community College will receive the 2009 Western Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees, according to a Mesalands news release. She is scheduled to attend the 40th Annual ACCT meeting scheduled Oct. 7-10 in San Franciso. As the administrative assistant to the college […]

Tucumcari police chief placed on administrative leave

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By Thomas Garcia and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into last week’s Taser shooting of a teenage girl. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose issued a brief press release stating the leave is by “mutual agreement.” Rose said […]

Superintendent questions go unanswered

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Tucumcari school board Chairman Rex E. Kirksey on Friday declined to explain why Superintendent William Reents has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s related to personnel matters and we are not at liberty to discuss them in public,” Kirksey said Thursday. Reents, superintendent since July 2002, declined comment […]