Press release: Rep. Roch proposes greater role for landowners in renewable energy

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE – State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) introduced House Bill 104 this week in an effort to increase the input of landowners in the renewable energy industry. “With the construction of wind turbines and transmission lines on private property,” said Roch, “it is vital that landowners have a voice in the […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

Press release: Area communities eligible for public projects loan funds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) today commended the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee for unanimously endorsing legislation which would authorize local government entities to apply for loans from the state’s Public Project Revolving Fund. “Given the state’s staggering budget shortfall,” said Roch, “local communities are relying less on capital outlay and […]

Rep. Roch to serve on Legislative Education Study Committee

By QCS Staff State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) said Friday he was appointed as a voting member of the Legislative Education Study Committee, one of several interim legislative committees which meet between legislative sessions. “This committee was my first choice,” Roch said, “and I’m pleased that my colleagues recognized the contributions I can make to […]

Freshman lawmaker new to the game

By Jenna DeWitt Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch is a freshman lawmaker taking his seat Tuesday in Santa Fe.

Roch ran footrace for office

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Roch overtakes Tucumcari native Craig Cosner

By Freedom New Mexico A Clovis native and former Texico school teacher, Republican Roch said he understands the issues that are important to Eastern New Mexico.He said he plans to make education his first priority with funding for rural schools. “The number of rural schools that we have, it’s just crucial that we get the […]

Roch tapped for national panel

By QCS Staff Roch will be on a national panel for No Child Left Behind Act reforms The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announced that Dennis Roch, a member of the New Mexico Public Education Commission, has been named to serve on the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), according to a press […]

School Board considers raises for advisory staff

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A salary increase for advisors and others who supervise or provide extracurricular services with students was weighed Monday night by the Tucumcari School Board. Overall, the increase will total $4,500, assistant school superintendent Dennis Roch said. The increases affect salaries for duties such as the student council and yearbook […]

THS bathrooms: No hot water

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials are dealing with another plumbing problem. Tucumcari High School restrooms are without hot water. On Monday at the regular meeting of the school board, Drake Swenson of Tucumcari expressed his concern about the lack of hot water for proper hygiene, hand washing, at the Tucumcari High […]