George S. Shortle, C.O. Hoskins, Raymond Aguilera, Hayward White

Raymond Aguilera Jr. Raymond Aguilera Jr., 23, formerly of Tucumcari died at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004. Raymond Aguilera Jr. was born May 12, 1981 in Roswell. He attended the Tucumcari School Systems. At the time of his death he was residing in Albuquerque. He was preceded […]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was […]

Senate race finally over – 21 days late

David Irvin Twenty two days after the election, the people of Senate District 7 finally have official word. Republican Clinton Harden of Clovis is their state senator defeating Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes. Harden received 9,010 votes and Frost received 8,974 votes. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca […]

Logan Village annexes south of Ute Lake

TV Hagenah In one fell swoop the Village of Logan has increased its size by nearly one quarter. On Monday the village made it official that they would annex the property on the south side of Ute Lake thus incorporating a little over 1,000 more acres of property into the village. According to village administrator […]

Advocate helps victims face court

William Thompson Donna Townsend, the Quay County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate, helps victims of serious crimes negotiate the legal system. She often finds herself lending support to a victim as a lengthy trials bears down on the victim’s emotions. “Some of the trials are really tough emotionally,” said Townsend, “but I get a good feeling […]

Our commitment to our heritage and to our readers

Cathy Taylor and Allan Bock Each year Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Quay County Sun, celebrates Founder’s Day, the birthday of Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (1878-1970). “R.C.,” as he was known, founded the media company in 1935 with the purchase of the then-Santa Ana Register, and his heirs still control it. R.C. Hoiles had a […]

Rattlers show stuff at intra-squad scrimmage

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams held intra-squad scrimmages Monday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School gym. Boys’ coach John Span said he liked the energy level of his players while girls coach Alicia Trujillo said her players need more work. Boys Hustle is the name of the game for […]

County roads ‘a mess’

TV Hagenah According to the County Road Supervisor Harry Heckendorn, it is official, it roads in the county are a mess because of the large amount of moisture. “It sure is nice to have the wet,” said Heckendorn, “but I don’t remember the roads ever being this bad in quite some time.” In fact, Heckendorn […]

Rattler boys ready for season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys’ basketball team has a date with Elida Nov. 29 and this Monday they will be having a purple-gold scrimmage at Tucumcari Elementary School gym to which the public is invited. The scrimmage will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Head Coach John Span will have his varsity players set […]

Alice C. Otero

Alice C. Otero Alice C. Otero, 85, of Albuquerque died Thursday, Nov. 18 after a long illness. Alice Otero was born May 16, 1919 in Endee and resided in Tucumcari until 1951. She then moved to Las Angeles until she retired from Zerox in 1981. She then moved to Albuquerque and has been a resident […]