School board races set to go

TV Hagenah Every school district in the county will have at least one contested race for their school board seats. Tucumcari Public Schools, Mesalands Community College and House Public Schools each have one contested seat while Logan and San Jon schools each have two contested seats. According to Quay County Assistant County Clerk Ellen White, […]

City looks for new police chief

William Thompson In the wake of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend’s resignation, City Manager Richard Primrose is faced with the task of hiring a new police chief. Primrose said there is no deadline. “I am currently working on compiling a list of required qualifications for the position, and I am utilizing various tools,” said Primrose. […]

Tucumcari Police Chief resigns

TV Hagenah Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose announced Thursday evening at a Tucumcari City Commission meeting that Tucumcari City Police Chief Dennis Townsend had resigned effective Nov. 29 as the city’s police chief. Townsend was unavailable for comment. He is apparently on vacation. Despite rumors of the upcoming resignation and questions from the media about […]

THS seeks replacements

TV Hagenah On Thursday, it was announced that Tucumcari High School is looking for three teachers to take the place of teachers who have turned in their resignations. “It’s not that unusual for teacher positions to open up this early,” said Tucumcari Municipal School’s Superintendent William Reents. “I don’t think Tucumcari has had three positions […]

Economic Development head resigns

TV Hagenah Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari/Quay County Economic Development Corporation, turned in his resignation to economic development corporation CEO Leo Thrasher of Citizens’ Bank of Tucumcari Thursday morning. Kendrick had accepted a position as the director of the Hobbs Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday. Kendrick said he was first approached by the Hobbs […]

Conchas gets new acting super

William Thompson Paul Fishell, the Park Manager of Conchas Lake State park for the past three years, became the acting superintendent of the park on Thursday, July 8. Byron Wilson, the former superintendent, left to become the superintendent of the recently opened Eagle Nest State Park. Fishell said he is glad to be acting superintendent […]

Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

Two appointed to CRSCD board

TV Hagenah According to Evelyn Massy, district clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, the canvassing board for the election previously scheduled for February 3 by the CRSWCD met during the regular meeting of the district on Monday, Jan. 19 and decided there would be no reason for an election to the […]

commissioners name Turner county manager

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners have offered the soon to be vacant position of Quay County Manager to a former resident of Tucumcari and he said he is “seriously” considering it. Chosen from approximately 23 individuals, who applied for the job, to serve as the administrative head of Quay County and replace current county manager […]

Developer search continues

QCS Reports A candidate for a top position with the Greater Tucucmari Economic Development Corporation withdrew his application last week. Wayne Boling from Lubbock, Texas was being considered for the Economic Development Director position with the GTEDC. He was scheduled to appear at a public meeting Thursday but withdrew his application prior to the engagement. […]