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 […]

Arthur R. “Duke” Primrose

Arthur R. “Duke” Primrose Services: 11 a.m., Saturday in the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Arthur R. “Duke” Primrose age 75, died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.   Duke Primrose was born June 9, 1931 in Logan. He attended the Logan School System.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Primrose was a […]

Regional plan gives water conservation top priority

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Nine strategies for conserving water in arid Northeast New Mexico are evaluated in a preliminary water plan released last week by a water resources and environmental consulting firm. Municipal conservation, agricultural conservation, groundwater management, rangeland conservation and watershed management, water rights protection, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, planning for […]

City plans to annex Tucumcari Airport

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Aug. 1 the Tucumcari Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss bringing the Tucumcari Municipal Airport facility within the city’s limits. Annexing the 1,100-acre aviation facility means the city will benefit from additional tax revenue and the property and facility will be protected, by law, by […]

June 7, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Results from the weekend’s Mesa Country Club Two-Man Las Vegas Scramble Red flight: First, Jim Norris/J.W. Norris. Second, Pete Sierra/Hale Allen. Third, Roger Bowe/John L Frost. Blue flight: First, tie between Edgar Shipley/Sam Marshno, Joe Dominquez/Larry Brown and Fred Barnett/Ton Marano. Closest to hole: Saturday, Richard Primrose (No. 3) and Steve Mills […]

Grants approved by city

QCS Staff City commissioners approved a liquor license transfer and a grant agreement for city zoning ordinances during a short meeting Thursday night at Tucumcari City Hall. The Commission approved a transfer of liquor license No. 0352, from Jerry’s Liquor Store to DFS Properties. The transfer was made due to an ownership change in the […]

Commission OKs rate hike on reconnects

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Charges were raised for utility reconnections and city officials reminded residents the city would offer free access to the landfill Saturday. Those were the highlights of a quick Tucumcari City Commission meeting on Thursday night. With two commissioners out and a light agenda, the three commissioners in attendance breezed […]

Streets, burn bans on city agenda

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Road repair and beautification took center stage at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Council meeting. Two of Thursday’s three resolutions dealt with using matching-fund programs for road repair; the other dealt with approval of a beautification program from the New Mexico Department of Tourism. All three resolutions, and one ordinance […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]

Assistant’s day doesn’t end at 5

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By William Thompson Many Tucumcari residents have gone to Clara Rey in search of information. Rey worked more than 20 years at the Tucumcari Public Library and for the past three years has been the administrative assistant to City Manager Richard Primrose. “Working at the library was a lifesaver for my current job,” Rey said. […]