Blotter

Freedom New Mexico Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Mayor’s animal cruelty court proceedings postponed

Freedom New Mexico A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to [...]

Quay County 4-H seniors take home awards at state conference

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By Brenda Bishop: Special to QCS Eleven Quay County 4-H seniors represented Quay County at the 86th Annual State 4-H Conference held in Las Cruces this week. The conference was bittersweet for Lisa Mitchell, who will be going to college in the fall. “The years I have spent in the 4-H organization have made a [...]

Annual tax holiday set for August

Freedom New Mexico The state’s annual back-to-school tax holiday will take place Aug. 7-9, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. Nontaxable items include: • Clothing and footwear $100 or less; • School supplies, such as pens and paper, $15 or less that are typically used in a classroom setting • Computers $1,000 [...]

Reader meeting set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico The Quay County Sun begins weekly publication on Aug. 5 and we’ll have a new look, and new content, to go with the change. Readers are invited to offer input on the changes during a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Quay County Sun office at 902 S. First St. [...]

Teens spruce up recreation center

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Local youth are working to improve the image of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Six area teens on Friday planted flowers and plants in one of the two newly constructed planters in front of the center. “The guys built the planters,” said Scott Simpson, center director. “They have been giving [...]

Police chief investigation conclusion expected next week

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The investigation into the Tucumcari police chief’s use of a Taser on a 14-year-old girl has not been completed. City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday the investigation firm handling the case requested additional documentation Thursday and she anticipates a conclusion next week. Chief Roger Hatcher remains on paid administrative [...]

Animal cruelty case against Mayor continued

QCS Staff A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to go [...]

City must be more aggressive to thrive instead of survive

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7-15 Club notes

Tucumcari DARTucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held the annual Community Recognition meeting on May 8.