New pool bid significantly lower

QCS Staff Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose told city commissioners Thursday the city has received an estimate for repairs to the city pool that is far lower than previous estimates. The latest estimate is about $90,000, Primrose said. Previous estimates had ranged as high as $200,000. The city will now advertise for bid proposals for […]

Commissioners meet about pool

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Commissioners receive phone calls to get pool ready for summer. At a city commissioners’ meeting Thursday, City Manager Richard Primrose said city hall has $10,000 in reserve to go for repairs to the municipal swimming pool. City commissioners urged him to move swiftly in getting needed repairs. Commissioner […]

City seeks new police chief by June

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said Thursday the city is taking out advertisements for a new police chief and he hopes to hire a new chief by June. Primrose said Interim Chief Mark Radosevich has helped design the advertisements. “We’re going to receive applications and get a review board […]

Officials: Landfill will save money

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editors note: This is the third of a three-part series about Tucumcari’s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who support the landfill. The others explained the public hearings and told the other side of the story. All […]

City gets new interim chief of police

TV Hagenah A third interim Tucumcari Chief of Police has been appointed by City Manager Richard Primrose in little more than a month. Mark A. Radosevich of Santa Fe, the man who headed the city commission’s investigation of the Tucumcari Police Department is now the new “interim” chief of that same department. Primrose said he […]

Logan gets out of Ute Pipeline

Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project which according to most involved, is a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet […]

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 […]

Mayors criticize local city manager

TV Hagenah LOGAN – Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega took time from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority where they are chairpersons to criticize Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the Interstate Streams Commission proposing changes to a contract between the Ute water Commission and ISC. […]

City discusses trash

TV Hagenah Taking a page from the Quay County Commissioners’ book, Tucumcari City Commissiones began discussing trash disposal Tuesday evening. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose explained to the commissioners that that he anticipated that the move by the county towards privatizing trash pick up in rural parts of Quay County would probably impact the ciy […]