CEO of Freedom Communications to head Playboy

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By Mary Ann Milbourn Scott Flanders, chief executive of the Quay County Sun’s parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., confirmed Monday he is leaving the company to head Playboy Enterprises Inc. Flanders, 52, said he will quit his Freedom post June 30 and become CEO at Playboy July 1. A replacement at Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Nikko Nathan is Tucumcari’s most wanted suspect

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said suspect Nikko Nathan is No. 1 on Tucumcari’s most wanted list. Hatcher cited the department’s ongoing search for shooting suspect Nikko Nathan as one way the community may be able to help the police. Nathan is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon […]

Roger Hatcher sworn in as police chief

by QCS Staff Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez congratulates Roger Hatcher, former Curry County sheriff, after his swearing in Tuesday as Tucumcari’s new police chief. It was Hatcher’s first day on the job.

Tucumcari hires new police chief

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari�s new police chief. �We�re real excited to have him,� Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Because Hatcher was one of the final candidates […]

Police Chief Lopez resigns

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Police Chief Daniel Lopez has resigned effective Feb. 14, City Manager John Sutherland said Tuesday. Lopez is resigning to take the law enforcement job of a lifetime and at a higher rate of pay, Sutherland said. Sutherland would not disclose which agency would be employing Lopez. “I haven’t been able to […]

Dominguez announces candidacy

Donna Dominguez, Chief Deputy Treasurer, announced her candidacy this week for the office of Quay County Treasurer in the June 3 primary election. Dominguez, a resident of Quay County since 1991, has been an employee of Quay County since 1993 as County Manager Assistant/Secretary and Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past seven years. She also […]

Lopez becomes police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It’s official. Daniel Lopez was sworn in as the Tucumcari Police Chief Sunday morning at City Hall. Lopez has been working as a volunteer for the Tucumcari Police Department since Oct. 1, with the title of police consultant. Lopez retired in September from the New Mexico State Police. Lopez […]

11-3-07

New Mexico State Police cracked down on traffic violators on Route 66. They issued 122 warnings in a seven-hour period. State Police officer Jerry Brunk warned that future violators could be fined between $5 and $200. … Tucumcari City Police captured a car thief out of Santa Fe. The police spotted the stolen car on […]

Lopez joins police force as consultant

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Retired New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has joined the Tucumcari Police Department as a law enforcement consultant. City manager John Sutherland made the announcement at Thursday night�s City Commission meeting. �I�ve started moving in,� said Lopez on Friday. Lopez was selected by the city to be its […]