07-19-08: Police Blotter

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Latham pleads no contest in Throckmorton shooting

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed a jury would ultimately […]

4-H results from state conference


Olympian’s passion for sports ignited in Tucumcari


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Amber Campbell got her running start to the Olympics in Tucumcari. One of America’s elite athletes, Campbell, 27, will compete in Beijing in the women’s hammer throw event. The women’s hammer is a 4 kilogram (8.8 lbs) steel ball on a 4-foot long wire attached to a metal handle. […]

City set to welcome Racing Commission


Chelle Delaney Businesses and city crews have begun hanging banners and posters in storefronts to show their support for bringing a proposed racetrack and casino to Tucumcari. “We want the town to come out and support racing in Tucumcari,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority.On Thursday the New Mexico Racing […]

Judge’s order limiting CRP land riles farmers

By Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — Eastern New Mexico farmers may be out thousands of dollars after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction to halt cattle grazing on federally protected land on their property, according to a press release from Rep. Steve Pearce, R–N.M. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour granted a 10-day temporary restraining […]

07-16-08: Police Blotter

Building to be named in honor of Terry Turner

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission agreed Monday to name the building at 216 E. Center St. in honor of the late Terry Turner. Turner, 60, who served as Quay County manager, died Aug. 30, 2006, while at work at the courthouse. “This is a nice tribute to Terry because he was so dedicated […]

City is getting ready to make its bid for ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 120 citizens turned out Monday evening to learn how they could help investors and the Quay County Gaming Authority make their case before the state’s Racing Commission. Coronado Partners is the ownership team that wants to develop Coronado Race Track and Casino in Tucumcari.Attendees signed up for banners […]

Out of the mouth of babes

By Leonard Lauriault The phrase, “Out of the mouths of babes,” now generally refers to times when youthful innocence blurts out some truth, usually at a most inopportune time. I wonder if God doesn’t allow that to remind us that if we’re always on the “up and up,” the utterances that come out of the […]