Former San Jon officer joins Quay County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Garcia San Jon’s laid off police officer has found new work at the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Joe Schallert announced the hiring of Ben Gates during Monday’s meeting with county commissioners. The Quay County Commission was told that a new deputy has been hired by the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Schallert said Gates […]

Woman pleads guilty to theft of Christmas gift cards for foster kids

Chelle Delaney One of two Quay County women charged in the theft of Christmas card gift certificates for children in foster care pleaded guilty, told the court she sorry and was sentenced at an arraignment Monday. The other woman, her mother, pleaded not guilty. The case goes back to Christmas eve, when Jennifer Dominguez, 24, […]

Family holds protest seeking answers to toddler’s death

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Chelle Delaney The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, Jr.

Bowling Results: Feb. 4 mixed league

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In your uphill struggles look to the horizon

By Leonard Lauriault Horizons

2/7 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. Wednesday • At 7:06 a.m., a male caller reported vandalism at a residence on south Sixth Street. An officer advised that the house had been egged. • At […]

2/7 Around town

Just born… Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparents are Donaciana Jimenez. Ready […]

Closeness part of area heritage

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Last week, during the Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, I was privileged to visit with a number of friends from throughout our county and to note that our heritage of friendliness still remains strong. Watching the people standing around in small groups and visiting was a real pleasure, and listening […]

Mesalands students building house for college credit

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Thomas Garcia A hands-on, house building project is benefiting the students of Mesalands Community College’s building trades program. Taking advantage of Thursday’s warm weather the students of the building trades program worked on the 1600 square foot home they are building at the corner of south Eighth Street and west Miel de Luna Ave. “This […]

Quay County Sheriff’s Department’s pursuit of a wanted subject ends in Union County

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A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Hartley County Sheriff’s Deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies.