Arch Hurley to seek new manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District agreed to seek out a new manager on Tuesday. Following a closed session, the board voted unanimously to terminate the employment of Bill Conrad, general manager, said Larry Perkins, chairman of the board. Following Conrad’s manager evaluation, “it was the board’s […]

United Way raises $7,500

By QCS staff The annual auction on Tuesday was the best ever for the United Way of Quay County. “We raised about $7,500,” Doyle Frasier, president of the United Way, said. Things started moving slowly at first, but after the dinner hour more people showed up at Wells Fargo Bank, he said. Tires were a […]

Setempber 1974

Citizens Bank of Tucumcari opened its new drive-in facility. … The Pinata Queen was Kim Bowen, daughter of Barbara and Charles Bowen. … There were 50 entries in the turtle race at the Pinata Festival. And the winner was: Ambrose Gutierrez. …Enrollment at Tucumcari schools reached 2,128. … Joe Cooper of was installed as president […]

Clovis city manager arrested over weekend

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, a Quay County native, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges are misdemeanors and police said they are first offenses. “It was an extremely bad judgment on […]

Smoking bans takes effect on Friday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Friday, smoking indoors will be banned in public businesses in Tucumcari and across the state of New Mexico. “It is very important to the health of everyone that this law was passed,” said Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention project manager Susan Lease. “We are promoting the […]

Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited […]

New city manager to make $70,000 annually

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An employment agreement with John Sutherland, who was picked as the new city manager by the Tucumcari City Commission, will pay Sutherland $70,000 per year. The employment agreement is to be reviewed by the City Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Sutherland, who is from Flagstaff, […]

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 […]

City, county joins JPA to form Quay County Gaming Authority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During the past week, four out of the five invited players have agreed to apply to the state for a license for a race track and casino in Tucumcari. With the players all named in a proposed Joint Powers Agreement, or JPA, they will now organize to create a […]

Commission takes no action on city manager, waste water plant woes

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By Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission decided not to decide who would be the city’s new manager, at a special meeting last night. An early agenda of the meeting indicated that the commission would meet in a closed door session regarding the selection of a city manager. After meeting in a closed executive session […]