Jaramillo released

QCS Staff Fred Jaramillo III, 23, was released at about 5 p.m. on Thursday on $10,000 bond, a jail official confirmed late last night. Jaramillo had been in the Quay County Detention Center since he was arrested June 13 on charges of purchasing alcohol for five minors, including 12-year-old Augustine Montiel, who drowned May 18 […]

Drought takes its tolls on wheat crops

By Chelle Delaney The hard red winter wheat that Quay and neighboring counties are known for growing has been one of the slimmest crops since the 1950s, said Johnny Beevers, manager of the Melrose Grain and Elevator Co., Inc. “Last year, which was a good year, we had 40 million pounds. This year we’ve got […]

Rain spells brief relief

Chelle Delaney Thursday night’s rain brought sighs and smiles of relief to many ranchers and farmers in Quay County. And none could be happier than the Sidwells, a ranching couple, who own and operate the JX Ranch near the Caprock. “It’s the best thing that could have happened. We’re just going to ride around, check […]

Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker: QCS Golf Columnist For all you ladies missing out on the Wed evenings clinics they are still going on at 6 p.m. We have had good participation and the ladies are having fun. Sorry for all of the bad winds and heat. I believe we all knew the heat would be here […]

Robbery at gunpoint

Quay County Sun On Monday at 4:59 a.m., an employee reported an armed robbery at a hotel at I-40 and First Street. The woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police Chief Larry Ham said police are still investigating the robbery. Ham said $600 was taken. Police who responded to the call did not […]

Jaramillo’s request to lower bond denied

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man accused of supplying alcohol to a minor who drowned last month will not receive a lower bond, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Edwin Bruhn said bond for Fred Jaramillo III, 23, would remain at $100,000. Jaramillo has been in jail since June 13, when he was […]

Campers paint the town

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This summer five campers are creating their own petting zoo of sorts. But not to worry – even though most of these critters are larger than life –  they won’t bite. And what better place to set up your own zoo than on the wall of a vet’s clinic. […]

Superintendent’s fate still unknown

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of Tumcumcari School Superintendent William Reents – who was placed June 6 on paid administrative leave – was expected to be learned at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Tucumcari Board of Education. But the personnel item was pulled from the agenda. The board was scheduled to […]

City agrees to pay $20,000 toward MainStreet

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $20,000 to assist the start-up of a MainStreet development program. The money will come from the city’s economic development tax fund. It’s hoped that the city will qualify to become a “Start-Up” MainStreet Community, an initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, said […]

Ethel L. Ernest

Ethel L. Ernest Services: 2 p.m., Friday at First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. Interment at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ernest, 99, died Sunday in Clayton following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 28,1906 in Texas. Mrs. Ernest lived most recently in Clayton because of failing health, but she made in home in […]