New Deputy Police Chief retuns home

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Oct. 6, Ron Haley joined the Tucumcari Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police. A Tucumcari native, Haley is the department’s second in command under Police Chief Larry Ham. Ham was named chief in June 2005 and had previously served with the Silver City Police Department. Where did you […]

Volunteer firefighters cut loose by county

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Seven volunteer firefighters from Rural I station, including its station chief, received letters from the Quay County interim manager stating their services were “no longer needed or desired,” according to one of the firefighters who received a letter. The letter from Interim County Manager Wayne Cunningham also stated, “your continued […]

County gets update on Ute Lake Ranch; New requirements on control burns

By Quay County Sun Staff In a presentation before the Quay County Commission at their regular meeting, Lonnie Phelps, engineer for the Ute Lake Ranch development project, discussed the developer’s progress regarding the planned golf course and development of homes around the course. Phelps said The Interstate Stream Commission had concerns about possible pollutants getting […]

Robbery at gunpoint

Quay County Sun On Monday at 4:59 a.m., an employee reported an armed robbery at a hotel at I-40 and First Street. The woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police Chief Larry Ham said police are still investigating the robbery. Ham said $600 was taken. Police who responded to the call did not […]

Fire scorches 8,000 acres in Logan

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … and said […]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]

City seeks new police chief by June

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said Thursday the city is taking out advertisements for a new police chief and he hopes to hire a new chief by June. Primrose said Interim Chief Mark Radosevich has helped design the advertisements. “We’re going to receive applications and get a review board […]

Ghost haunts discussion topic

TV Hagenah Many people don’t know that I was in the Peace Corps when I was younger. I sometimes think that Peace Corps itself is somewhat embarrassed by the fact. Personally I don’t feel they should be. After all, most of the things I did were repairable. I bring up my Peace Corps service because […]

City gets new interim chief of police

TV Hagenah A third interim Tucumcari Chief of Police has been appointed by City Manager Richard Primrose in little more than a month. Mark A. Radosevich of Santa Fe, the man who headed the city commission’s investigation of the Tucumcari Police Department is now the new “interim” chief of that same department. Primrose said he […]