Suspect pleads not guilty in assualt case of man, 76

By QCS Staff Bobby Vandiver, 22, plead not guilty Wednesday to three felony charges at his arraignment in Quay County Magistrate Court. Vandiver is charged with hitting, and kicking 76-year-old Joe Sandoval in the head to rob him of $5. Vandiver requested an attorney and a trial by jury. He is in the Quay County […]

Quinonez pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

By QCS Staff Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, plead not guilty to felony child molestation charges when he was arraigned Wednesday in

Students share D.C. experience

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Chelle Delaney Current and past history were brought to life for two Tucumcari students who visited Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “I enjoyed seeing history in the making,” said Desirae Evans. “It was the best experience. It was one-time chance. I was so glad I got to do this in my […]

01-24-2009: Police Blotter

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. Tuesdayl At 7:48 a.m., a female on south Adams Street reported that she had received an obscene phone call.l At 10:36 a.m., a caller on south Fifth Street […]

County signs off on constroversial subdivision

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners reluctantly signed off Friday on a controversial subdivision on orders from a Curry County judge. The 6,000-acre Pinon Point subdivision near the community of Quay was approved by the Quay County Commission. “The commission does not agree that the decision imposed on them is in the best interest of […]

Man sues county over cattle guards

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Chelle Delaney Cattle guards prevent livestock from roaming county roads. They also prevent Quay County resident Lee Stone, 64, from driving his horse-and-wagon team from one piece of property to another. And so Stone is taking the county to court. He’s asking Quay County remove the guards from county roads where Stone drives his horses.District […]

Students dig in to save trees at high school

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari High School shoveled some dirt this week as construction on the new high school got under way. Because several trees at the site would have to be removed for construction, the students and an Ag teacher set out on a plan to save them from the bulldozers. “When I walked […]

Mesalands wind technology program featured on CNBC

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College is being featured on national televsion today on CNBC news. “We are doing some shows for CNBC, the financial division of NBC,” said Jack Davis, satellite operator for NBC News’s southwest bureau. The impetus for the story began with plans by President Barack Obama’s administration to promote green energy, […]

Police: Man, 76, in hospital after assault for $5

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Thomas Garcia An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack on Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. On Tuesday Sandoval was listed in fair condition at […]

Tucumcari students among thousands on National Mall to attend inauguration

Chelle Delaney Fourteen Tucumcari students were on the National Mall Tuesday in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration. They braved Washington’s deep chill that hovered around 25 degrees and witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first African American to hold the presidential office. “It was amazing,” Kristen […]