City’s Primrose tapped for county manager post

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission agreed to hire Richard Primrose, the city manager of Tucumcari, to be its new county manager at its Wednesday meeting. Franklin McCasland chair of the commission said Primrose was the strongest candidate following interviews with applicants on Tuesday. During a five-minute recess, Commissioner Bill Curry […]

County taps Cunningham for interim city manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Wayne Cunningham will come into the Quay County manager’s office today as the interim county manager, said Franklin McCasland, chair of the Quay County Commission. The Quay County Commission agreed during Monday’s meeting to offer the interim county manager position to Cunningham. His salary has not yet been determined, […]

County faces decision on county’s manager’s post

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Last week’s death of Quay County Manager Terry Turner from a heart attack has left a void in the county’s leadership. Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland was at the county manager’s office Tuesday trying to grapple with some of the issues facingLast week’s death of Quay County Manager […]

New general manager for Arch Hurley?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A decision about the new intermin general manager of the The Arch Hurley Conservancy District could be made today at 9 a.m. at a special meeting of the district’s board of directors. Included on the board’s agenda was the topic of a interim general manager. The district’s current general […]

County Commission stays intact

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Robert Lopez can now rightfully claim status as Quay County’s choice for commissioner. Lopez won re-election Tuesday night with a 44-vote win in a three-way race in District 1 with Jimmy Sandoval and Doyle Frasier. Votes were 213 for Lopez, 169 for Sandoval and 85 for Frasier. Lopez, the […]

Public welfare tough for state to define

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Defining “public welfare” is a challenge for a state so diversified as New Mexico, Quay County Commissioner Franklin McCasland said Monday as he updated fellow commissioners on the Feb. 28 New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission Ad Hoc committee meeting. McCasland said the committee is working to make sure all […]

Area athlete signs with Colorado college

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Once a Rattler, always a Rattler. But soon Tucumcari High School senior athlete Chris McCasland will start calling himself a “Mountaineer.” McCasland signed a national letter of intent Tuesday morning in the high school lobby. He accepted a four-year track and field scholarship from Western State College of Colorado […]

High jumper inches closer to state record

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School athlete Chris McCasland recently broke the school record in the high jump and now he looks to tie or break the Class 2A state record at the state track meet May 6 in Albuquerque. McCasland, a senior, went to a meet at Melrose April 7 and cleared the […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Track season begins

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School track coach Wayne Ferguson has reason to expect good things this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have come out for the track team and have been working out since Jan. 17. “We had success last year when our boys finished third in the state,” Ferguson said. […]