Coach pleased with tourney results

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari golf team hosted a tournament Monday at the country club golf course. Assistant Coach Jim Montoya said around 60 athletes from various schools came out to compete. Head golf coach Daniel Hutchins had the following to say about the tournament: “We did well. The boys came out in third. We had […]

Assistant superintendent: AYP distracting

Russell Anglin Dave Johnson has replaced State Rep. Dennis Roch as assistant superintendent of Tucumcari schools this year. Johnson comes from Adrian, Texas where he served as superintendent of the Adrian Independent School District. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney said he and his new colleague will continue to approach academic performance goals with the same administrative strategy […]

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 […]

Tucumcari High principal resigns

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Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo resigned on Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Castillo’s resignation is effective June 16. He declined to provide additional information, citing personnel matters. School officials placed Castillo on paid administrative leave on Nov. 11, following allegations of administrative misconduct. Officials have declined to provide details about […]

Hamilton Big Country closes Tucumcari dealership

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By Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari closed its doors Friday morning after 12 years of servicing Quay County, according to the manager. “The word came in at 9 a.m. that we were closing,” said Larry Birch, a manager and salesperson alone at the office Friday night waiting for drivers […]

2-10 Our Page

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Your name: Stephanie Schmaedeke Your profession: Before moving to New Mexico I worked as teacher’s assistant for kids with disabilities. Right now I’m temporarily helping out at the Quay County Sun. Your age: 29 Hometown: Westminster, Colo. Your family: Husband- Chris Schmaedeke, 30. No children yet but I’m hoping that will change…Perfect day: I’d start […]

Three questions with … Veronica Marez

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Veronica Marez is an assistant at the Quay County clerk’s office. Did you have a good summer? It seemed like a short summer. Although my family and I did go to Disney World. Do you look forward to school starting? No. I would like to spend more time with my kids. What is the hardest […]

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 […]