Tucumcari city manager fired

Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday morning fired City Manager Bobbye Rose, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. Community Development Director Doug Powers has been named interim manager, Dougherty said. Rose was terminated on a 3-2 vote, Mayor Jim Witcher said. Witcher, Antonio Apodaca and Jimmy Sandoval voted yes, while Amiel Curnutt and Robert Lumpkin voted […]

Rose and Sutherland named as finalist for Lincoln County Mangager

QCS Staff QCS Staff The current city manager, and a former city manager, of Tucumcari are among four finalists to be the next Lincoln County manager. Bobbye Rose and John R. Sutherland Jr. were two of the four candidates selected to be interviewed on Oct. 3 by the Lincoln County Commissioners. “The finalist were selected […]

Rose applies for Lincoln County manager’s position

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday that she has applied for the position of the Lincoln County Manager. “This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.” Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County […]

Rose: EPA may assist Sands Dorsey demolition

Thomas Garcia City officials may have found a source of funding to assist the city in the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building, said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. “We are excited that we are finally making progress on this issue,” said Rose. Rose said the money to dispose of the hazardous debris in the […]

Cemetery conditions concern residents

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Russell Anglin The prayer garden at the west side of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery was busy Wednesday morning with five visitors seeking out the gravestones of loved ones between 11 a.m. and noon. Betty Cooper-Coslett, a lifelong Quay County resident whose first husband is buried in the garden, said she was unhappy with what she […]

City looking into money for Sands Dorsey

Thomas Garcia City Commissioners want City Manager Bobbye Rose to find a way to resolve issues at the Sands Dorsey Building. “The city commission has instructed me to move forward with the abatement of this health and safety issue associated with this building,” Rose said after Thursday night’s meeting. More than two years have passed […]

Three questions with … — Aug. 19

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Bobbye Rose She’s been Tucumcari’s city manager since March 30, after 20 years as village manager in San Jon.

3 questions with … Bobbye Rose

QCS staff Rose is Tucumcari’s city manager. 1. Have you adjusted to business as usual since you began as Tucumcari’s city manager? I have found there is no business as usual. Every day is filled with unique problems, concerns, interesting people, and projects. It has been a learning experience for me, but one that I […]

Hatcher hearing postponed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Staff Writer An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove […]

City commission to review Taser shooting investigation

Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari City Council will hold an executive session Thursday to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. City officials received findings from the investigation on Tuesday, said City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said additional information from the investigation is expected in the next […]