Executive director exits Main Street

Robert Ciolli Tucumcari Main Street Executive Director David Buchen turned in his resignation to the board at their regular meeting last month. “I was excited about bringing back some of the past glory to Tucumcari. That’s why I took the job,” Buchen said. A disagreement over the direction the board was taking in certain matters […]

Housing authority record-keeping questioned

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Housing Authority has come under scrutiny for its record keeping of public housing tenant files, tenant waiting lists, financial records and other matters associated with record keeping. Before leaving the position as executive director of the authority, Heidi Fenton told the authority’s board on Sept. 27: l […]

Mesalands museum gets visitor 100,000

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By QCS Staff The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum welcomed its 100,000 visitor on Nov. 3. Attendance at the museum has grown to about 15,000 annually since it opened, said Craig Currell, museum director. The 100,000 visitor was Matteo Wisthoff. Matteo was traveling with parents, Tammy Wisthoff and Jacob Vaughn, and his brothers and sisters. The family […]

Trip to Zebra Ranch, New SBDC director

Trip set for Zebra Ranch The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members to the Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Oct. 5. The group will leave the museum at 416 S. Adams at 8 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Cars can make the trip. If you are […]

Football to return to House School, House football schedule

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The House Cowboys and Cowgirls are gearing up for the fall sports season. The Cowboys will be returning to the gridiron as 6-man football returns to House. In 2006 House’s football program was canceled by Athletic Director Art Brokenbek when the school could not find a coach. Steve Foust, […]

New director for GTEDC selected

By Quay County Sun Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) has selected Patrick Vanderpool of Pampa, Texas, to head up its development efforts, said Franklin McCasland at the Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday. McCasland said it was hoped that Vanderpool would start on June 1. Vanderpool assumes the post that was left vacant […]

Four finalists named for city manager

By QCS Staff QCS Staff The selection committee for Tucumcari city manager has four finalists to be interviewed for the job on Feb. 3: • Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department. • Marty Garcia,the city’s fianance department director • Lawrence Ham, chief of the Tucumcari Police Department • Rex Kirksey, superintendent of […]

Economic development director leaving

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By QCS Staff Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., said he will be leaving his post on Feb. 9. Kampfer is taking a new position in Texas and will become the executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corp. and president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Paris is […]

Newspaper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has delayed delivery of the Quay County Sun. The papers were printed in Clovis on Saturday morning as usual, but carriers have been unable to bring them to Tucumcari for distribution. Circulation Director Rusty Galloway said papers may not be delivered until Monday because of road conditions, but efforts will continue through the […]

Posinski named new administrator of Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital (DCT) has named Matt Posinski administrator of its 25-bed hospital. Posinski, who currently serves as director of Rehabilitation Services, begins his new position on Monday. “My role as administrator is to serve employees on the front line, the staff and management so […]