Udall to hold town hall meetings

QCS Staff U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is conducting an eight-county swing through the state, said Marissa Padilla, communications director for Udall’s office. He’ll be in Tucumcari at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 3 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Sen. Udall will be taking questions and discussing the importance of providing quality and affordable access to […]

Four arrested for distribution charges

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Four Quay County residents were arrested last weekend for felony distribution of marijuana. Ricky Sena, 33, Johnny Diaz, 34, Manuel “Nelson” Ramirez, 19, and Andrew Martinez, 18, all of Logan, were arrested by Logan police, Chief Bob Gore said. The arrests were the result of a four-month investigation by […]

County Commission approves professional service agreement

QCS Staff An Albuquerque firm will provide information on elections, probate and other issues to the Quay County clerk’s office. Quay County commissioners on Monday agreed to pay $5,000 for a year of services to NM Clerks LLC. Commissioners also: • Approved $1,500 for the Tucumcari Public Library to purchase new computer chairs. • Approved […]

Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday. Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court. […]

Fatal crash kills one Oklahoma man in Quay County

Press Release: New Mexico Department of Safety Nara Visa—Kevin Butler of Jennings, Oklahoma, has died in a crash near Nara Visa late Thursday.

Logan woman dies near Grady

A Logan woman died Aug. 18 while traveling near Grady. Officials initially thought Patricia Phillips, 70, was the victim of a fatal crash. They now believe she died of natural causes after pulling her car off the road. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. on Aug. […]

Special Olympics will remain Shriver’s legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

Confusing streets part of area life

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I’ve heard it said a drunk using a plow pulled by a blind mule on a dark night laid out the streets of Portales. The real story is that after first laying out streets parallel to the railroad, someone decided things instead needed to be squared up according to the […]

Mechanical bull far cry from reality

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist “So, what’s the difference between riding a mechanical bull and riding a real one?” asked the boy of his dad. “You will know the difference, my son, the first time you climb over into the buckin’ chute and look down.” The mechanical bull is a carnival ride. It is not […]

Change good, as long as message of salvation remains

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8