Altrusa nets $11,000 from party

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari Altrusa International netted more than $11,000 during its annual “cash party” fund-raiser, which wrapped up Saturday night at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Quay County Sun Managing Editor Chelle Delaney picked up the top prize in the raffle — $15,000 in cash. “I was very excited and shocked,” Delaney [...]

Commission looks at possibility of road bypass

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners are looking into what it would take to build a road, about four miles long, that would be a shorter route between the south side of Ute Lake and access to U.S. 54 before the bridge over the Canadian river. Following their commission meeting on Monday, [...]

Spay and neuter clinic gets rave reviews

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thirty Tucumcari cats and dogs lost, er, their sex appeal on Oct. 17. They were brought in by their owners to the free spay/neuter clinic, a one-day program to help petowners prevent their dogs and cats from having unwanted kittens and puppies. “Our dog population is getting way too [...]

Police seek help to identify man on security tape

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By QCS Staff Police are seeking help to identify a man they say broke into Tucumcari Middle School on Sept. 22, a Saturday. At 11:14 a.m. the security video at the school shows a man entering the building through a window in one of the classrooms, according to police reports. The man could then be [...]

Officials plan to extradite suspect in 1999 homicide

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari law officers are seeking extradition of a murder suspect from Washington state who may have fled the scene of a homicide eight years ago, Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez said. Prosecutors have requested a governor’s warrant requesting the suspect’s return to Tucumcari to stand trial, Chavez said. First, [...]

Tucumcari homicide suspect nabbed in Washington state

By Paula Horton: The Daily World What started as a traffic stop by Grays Harbor Sheriff’s deputies in Washington state may have ended up nabbing a New Mexico murder suspect who’s been on the lam for eight years, according to Undersheriff Rick Scott. When a man was stopped for DUI just after midnight on Oct. [...]

United Way raises $7,500

By QCS staff The annual auction on Tuesday was the best ever for the United Way of Quay County. “We raised about $7,500,” Doyle Frasier, president of the United Way, said. Things started moving slowly at first, but after the dinner hour more people showed up at Wells Fargo Bank, he said. Tires were a [...]

Birthdays, weddings, graduations …

Fresh from training… Army Pvt. Shane A. Strand has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, [...]

10-20-07 Calendar

Today: Noon, Ribbon cutting, Grand Opening or Brian Urlacher Cross Country GM Autoplex. Food, Fun and much more all day. Today: 6 p.m., Altrusa Cash Party, Mexican Dinner, 9 p.m. dance to Limited Edition, Elks Lodge. Get tickets from any Altrusa Member. Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme [...]

Few aware of New Mexico’s victims on death march

By Lynn Moncus Two weeks ago, we visited a while about my young friend from New Mexico State University, Debbie Widger, and her kindness in keeping in touch with old Aggies. She knows enough about us to know our habits, likes, and dislikes and often brings a reminder of that favorite campus. Knowing my affinity [...]