City investigating partial demolition of Sands Dorsey

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday has asked the city manager to explore ways and costs that the Sands Dorsey could be partially demolished. Businesswoman Ruth Nelson said it had been two years, and nothing had been done to make the alley accessible for her business or others on the block. Nelson’s […]

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 […]

New Tucumcari city manager named

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Chelle Delaney Bobbye Rose, the current manager of the Village of San Jon, has been named the new city manager of Tucumcari. City Commissioners met Monday night, reviewed applications, interviewed Rose, and voted on her hiring. According to a verbal agreement between Rose and the commission, her salary will be $70,000, said Rose Tuesday. Rose, […]

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 […]

City manager ousted

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired in a 3-2 vote on Thursday night at the City Commission meeting. Sutherland was escorted from his office out the back door of city hall by a Tucumcari police officer. “John, this is only because it is SOP (standard operating procedure),” Commissioner Jim Witcher told […]

City approves $20.6 million budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A 20.6 million budget was approved by the Tucumcari City Commission Tuesday night. Included in the 2008-2009 budget are about $9 million in capital and infrastructure expenditures, said city Manager John Sutherland.The projects include those at the city’s water treatment, new piping to bring in water from wells and […]

Extension Service to get new home

By Chelle Delaney In the next two weeks, Quay County expects to complete its purchase of a downtown building that will house the new offices for the Quay County Extension Service, said Richard Primrose, Quay County manager. “As soon as we close on the property, we’ll get them out of basement,” Primrose said. For almost […]

Arch Hurley selects McCasland as manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Franklin McCasland was selected Wednesday night as the new manager of the Arch Hurley Conservancy Distirct. The vote was 3-2 in favor of hiring McCasland at $52,000 a year. McCasland is to start Jan. 2. Baord memers Larry Perkins, U.V. Hinson and Pablo Lopez voted in favor of hiring […]

Arch Hurley prepares to select manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Last night, Arch Hurley Conservancy District board members reviewed applicants and possibly the candidate for the vacant manager’s post at the district. Larry Perkins, board chairman, would not reveal the names of the candidates or those considered most qualified for the job. At 4 p.m. today at a special […]

Arch Hurley set to interview candidates for manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District could have its new manager selected by Wednesday evening, said Larry Perkins, president of the board. On Tuesday, the board will review applications for the position of manager of the irrigation project, Perkins said. All applications were due to the conservancy on Friday afternoon, […]