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 […]

07-25-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Hello folks just got back from a trip to Phoenix to see my father and then to Roswell to play in the 17th Sun Classic Charity, where I came in fourth at the tournament. The tournament was sponsored by the Rotary Club and a group of tremendous sponsors. Just like our upcoming 35th Breen Scholarship […]

Some call it public service, watchdog

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff What’s the source of the sunshine? Throughout this past week, Sunshine Week 2007, you may have heard about how Sunshine Week started with Sunshine Sunday back in 2002. And how the first Sunshine Week was in 2005. You may have heard who supported it. That was the Knight Foundation and […]

Rey tapped as interim city manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clara Rey, administrative assistant to Tucumcari city manager Richard Primrose, was named interim city manager by the City Commission Thursday night. Rey will take over as manager on March 1 when Primrose moves to the Quay County Courthouse several blocks away to become the county manager. She has worked […]

Never leave business unfinished

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist Whew!! Finally, it’s done! I’d started a project during Christmas break last year that I hadn’t been able to, or taken the time to complete. It wasn’t a big job and actually, it was rather simple. I dreaded it, although I also wanted it behind me. The task […]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb […]

Some jobs harder with New Mexico weather

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

Days at Logan started, ended with Dowell

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series of stories about graduating seniors in Quay County high schools. It wasn’t a normal school day at Logan High School if it didn’t start with his voice, or end with the aural evidence of one of his pranks. Denton […]

There are worse jobs in sports

By Kevin Wilson I hate my job. It’s a comment lament. From the fictional account of the man who works with an office full of monkeys in the Careerbuilder.com commercial to the person who’s just trying to get by on minimum wage and the occasional hour of overtime, everybody has an aspect of their job […]

Program teaches students about jobs

By Gloria Guzman: QCS Job Shadow By Gloria Guzman QCS Job Shadower Thursday saw 23 Tucumcari places of employment add one more employee — a job shadow from Tucumcari High School. The program, in its 12th year at the school, allows students in Antonio Pacheco’s marketing careers class to spend a day out of school […]