Mayor Mayfield resigns

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By QCS Staff Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my health […]

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 […]

Eight candidates seek police chief job

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some of the top ranked candidates for police chief were interviewed Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. Additional candidates are to be interviewed on Monday, said Sutherland at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Except for one, all of eight candidates who have applied for the position are from the Tucumcari […]

Acting police chief Ron Haley resigns

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Lt. Deputy Chief Ron Haley, the city’s acting police chief, turned in his resignation, with a two week notice, on Friday. Haley’s resignation was effective on Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. “It was a personal decision,” Sutherland said. “I would have preferred that he would have stayed.” Haley […]

Snapped pole causes outage on city’s west side

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A crane on a railroad track clipped a power line about 4 p.m. on Tuesday causing a power outage on the west side of Tucumcari, said Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland. No one was injured in the mishap, said an Union Pacific supervisor at the site of the accident. […]

Haley named acting police chief

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Police Department has an acting police chief who was appointed by city manager John Sutherland. On Tuesday, Lt. Deputy Chief Ron Haley was named as acting police chief for the City of Tucumcari until the position can be filled full time, said Sutherland. “We have had people inquire about the […]

City water and delivery for treatment a priority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun How to deliver more water and how to move more waste water out faster in Tucumcari’s city pipes received the most notice at the City Commission on Thursday. The city’s pipes from its wells at Five Mile Park are not as large as they should be and are more […]

New city manager to make $70,000 annually

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An employment agreement with John Sutherland, who was picked as the new city manager by the Tucumcari City Commission, will pay Sutherland $70,000 per year. The employment agreement is to be reviewed by the City Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Sutherland, who is from Flagstaff, […]

City taps new manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John R. Sutherland, Jr., of Flagstaff, Ariz., was selected as the new city manager on Thursday by the Tucumcari City Commission. Sutherland, 58, is slated to start work May 1. Sutherland’s salary and contract details were not disclosed. Mayor Mary Mayfield said the specifics of Sutherland’s contract would be […]