Sutherland tapped for Luna County manager

By QCS Staff Former Tucumcari city manager, John Sutherland, was selected over three other applicants to become the county manager of Luna County, according to a report by The Deming Headlight. The selection will become finalized on Monday if contract negotiations are successful, the report said. County Commission Chairman Javier Diaz said Sutherland’s salary will […]

Sutherland says he was surpised by commission’s contract termination

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Chelle Delaney Former Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said Friday he was surprised by the City Commission’s 3-2 vote to terminate his contract at Thursday night’s meeting. “It’s the give and take of politics,” Sutherland said. “At some point politics turns a certain way and you just have to live with it. I don’t know […]

County approves contract to update detention center

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners approved a $284,788 contract with Sierra Detention Systems of Colorado for upgrades at the Quay County Detention Center. The contract will be for upgrades to the control panels for the adult and juvenile sections and cameras at the detention center. The request to approve the contract with Sierra was […]

Rattlers begin search for new football coach

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the fall, the Rattlers are expected to have a new football coach calling the plays. Rattlers football coach Dub Smith’s contract was not renewed for the 2008-2009 school year, said athletic director Wayne Ferguson.Smith, who led the Rattlers to the Class 2A title in 2002, has been head […]

School board OKs raise for superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor The six-figure salary of Tucumcari Schools Superintendent Aaron McKinney inched up a little higher Monday night. The majority of Tucumcari School Board members approved a $4,000 increase, raising McKinney’s salary to $104,000 and extending his contract through the 2009-2010 school year. School board members have said in the past […]

County names top five priorities for legislative grant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners approved a proposal for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. A legislative proposal for grant money through the ICIP was submitted by Quay County Manager Richard Primrose at Monday’s meeting and approved by the Quay County Commissioners. In this plan the commissioners outlined the top five […]

Land donation for feed yard up for approval

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A contract for land for a feedlot will be up for review by City Commissioners on Thursday at a regular meeting. The contract is to call for the donation 218 acres of land to the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. which will in turn donate the land to the developers […]

City Agrees: Signs need facelift

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari “Welcomes you” signs will be getting a facelift and new makeup, the City Commission agreed on Thursday night. The two welcoming signs at the east and west ends of the Tucumcari Boulevard will be revamped and repainted for $1,400 by Rudy Gonzales’ business, “Signs by Rudy.” Individual […]

City taps new manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John R. Sutherland, Jr., of Flagstaff, Ariz., was selected as the new city manager on Thursday by the Tucumcari City Commission. Sutherland, 58, is slated to start work May 1. Sutherland’s salary and contract details were not disclosed. Mayor Mary Mayfield said the specifics of Sutherland’s contract would be […]

Contract rejected by Arch Hurley Board

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff A contract to allow property owner Skip Vernon to have some of the water from the Tucumcari canal was rejected by the board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District on Tuesday. Board chairman Larry Perkins voted to let Vernon have the water, under a proposed contract by the Board of […]