Press release: Mesalands president announces retirement

Police Chief Lopez resigns

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Police Chief Daniel Lopez has resigned effective Feb. 14, City Manager John Sutherland said Tuesday. Lopez is resigning to take the law enforcement job of a lifetime and at a higher rate of pay, Sutherland said. Sutherland would not disclose which agency would be employing Lopez. “I haven’t been able to […]

Lopez joins police force as consultant

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Retired New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has joined the Tucumcari Police Department as a law enforcement consultant. City manager John Sutherland made the announcement at Thursday night�s City Commission meeting. �I�ve started moving in,� said Lopez on Friday. Lopez was selected by the city to be its […]

City Commission OKs agreement to hire Lopez as consultant

An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to become a volunteer consultant, with no pay, was approved by the City Commission at a special meeting on Thursday. Lopez was selected as the city’s new police chief, but has not officially accepted the position. Lopez, who is set to retire from the state […]

Proposal calls for Lopez to be a consultant

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to serve as the city’s police consultant – as an unpaid volunteer for three months – is to be considered at a special meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday. The agreement is an attempt to work around the […]

Cpt. Lopez chosen for police chief

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has been offered the city�s top law enforcement position in Tucumcari, said city manager John Sutherland. �This is the best choice,� Sutherland said. Lopez was one of eight candidates for the position. However, the city may not be able to hire Lopez […]

DAR retires flag at Flag Day ceremony

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Mary Potter, left, holds the flag as GiGi Parker, center, cuts the white and red fields in a flag retirement ceremony conducted by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The ceremony was held at the Senior Citizens Center on Flag Day, Thursday.

New school super for San Jon

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Gary Salazar, a former principal of Tucumcari High School, will become on Jan. 3, the new superintendent of San Jon Schools, said Bill Coker, interim superintendent of San Jon. There are about 150 students in grades pre-K through 12. Salazar is currently the principal at Capitan High School. Salazar is […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

Conover

Emogene L. Conover Emogene L. Conover, 79, died June 11, 2004 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Emogene Conover was born August 31, 1924 to Ora Lee and Stella Potts Hamby in Dade County, Missouri. The family moved to Clovis in 1926. She graduated from high school in 1942 and worked for the Clovis Printing Plant […]