Two-year-old boy brought much joy to family

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Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. […]

Tucumcari man charged with murder

QCSUN Staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy, a spokesman for the State Police said. Marcos Martinez, 22, is charged in connection with child’s death on Sept. 19, said State Police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia. He is being held without […]

Events outlined for 2nd Six Shooter Siding Festival

By QCS Staff By QCS StaffTucumcari’s second annual Six Shooter Siding Festival will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day’s activities will include: l 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Talent Contestl Noon – Local area bands entertainl 8 p.m. – Fireworksl Street Dancing all dayl Childrens face painting – Connie […]

K-Bob’s to reopen next month

By QCS Staff K-Bob’s restaurant at Interstate 40 and south First Street is scheduled to reopen in late October, according to an owner’s representative. The restaurant, which is owned by Star Buffet, based in Scottsdale, Ariz.,

Officials release Curry County jail investigative report

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Inmates who escaped from the Curry County jail last month may have gained freedom with a key swiped from guards who were busy with plumbing repairs. There is no indication the eight inmates who escaped received intentional help from jail staff, District Attorney Matt Chandler said after reviewing a […]

Community Events

By QCS Staff Rummage sale will benefit scholarshipsProceeds from a rummage sale will help the Tucumcari Education Association fund its scholarship program, said Tucumcari elementary school teacher Martha O’Rear.Community donations will be accepted for the sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tucumcari Elementary School Cafeteria.The rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. […]

09-24-08: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Board, City Hall, 215 E. Center St.Today: 10 a.m.

09-24-08: Police Blotter

Mesalands first intercollegiate rodeo gets a thumbs up

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By QCS Staff The first Grand Canyon Regional Intercollegiate Rodeo was held at the Quay County Rodeo Arena Friday and Saturday and proved to be a positive event for the region and Mesalands Community College, college officials said. Thirteen teams came to compete, bringing 310 contestants. The stands were close to full during the two-day […]

Death of boy, 2, is under investigation

By QCS Staff The death of a 2-year-old Tucumcari boy is being investigated by the state’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. The boy was transported Friday afternoon to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to police documents. Because there is an ongoing investigation police would not disclose any details in the case. Criminal investigators are reviewing the […]