Community Notes: Lt. Gov. Denish, Lujan visit here Thursday, Sunrise service set for Easter

Lt. Gov. Denish, U.S. Rep. Lujan to be in Tucucmari ThursdayLt. Governor Diane Denish will be holding a

Toro’s top dog at Quay County Sheriff’s Office

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Chelle Delaney Toro’s not the kind of guy that comes dragging into work. In fact, he’s so happy to be on the job that his tail wags. Yep, Toro’s a dog. An 18-month-old Belgian Shepherd that’s trained to sniff out drugs. Toro had not even put in his first 40 hours on the job, when […]

San Jon cheerleaders are 1A-best in the state

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Chelle Delaney Cheerleaders from San Jon School have won the class 1A championship in cheerleading. Coached by Donna Foster, the girls are Desarae Aragon, Tracy Foote, Morgan Foster, Jennifer Osborne and Chelsey Tillman. For more than a dozen years, the girls have been together. And over the years of practice, “We are like one person […]

04-08-09: 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. Saturday At 4:36 p.m., a male reported an accident with no injuries at the intersection of south Fourth Street and west Barnes Avenue. At 12:30 p.m., the House […]

04-08-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing for white bass was fair using crank baits and grubs. A few walleye were taken on minnows, […]

Lt. Governor Diane Denish to visit Tucumcari Thursday

By QCS Staff

Being crucified with Christ

By Leonard Lauriault, chruch of Christ Many characters, including us, had a role in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Some of those characters have been elevated to a greater level than God likely intended, including at least one of the thieves crucified with Christ (Luke 23: 32-43). Still, we can learn from their part in […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITERsharna_johnson@link.freedom.comA witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock on the side of the road after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday.The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie […]

Officials brace for fire season

Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive down the road and you can […]

Homicide victim is Tucumcari truck driver

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A homicide victim found in eastern Curry County on Thursday morning is a 51-year-old truck driver from Tucumcari, Ronnie Hittson, said Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller on Friday. Waller said the victim was positively identified by medical investigators. Police records show a truck driver called 911 just before 7 […]