Comments from the Canyons: Dog will only write for own amusement

Several of you have asked about the black lab, Priscilla Alden, who came to live on this corner last August. You have even asked if she is going to write some of these columns as did her predecessor, Aggie. Although Prissy has been here a little less than a year, she is in complete charge […]

Police blotter – July 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:13 a.m., a man went in to the Police Department on the 200 block of E. Center Street to report a theft. At 4:24 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on […]

Slice of life: Route 66 and College Street

I spent 30 minutes Tuesday morning at the corner of Route 66 and College Street, watching life pass in front of me. Here's what I saw: QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30 minutes Tuesday morning at the corner of Route 66 and College Street. • A few people stopped at the […]

Man pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A Tucumcari man is in federal custody awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to five counts of child pornography. Lawrence Lucero, 65, of Tucumcari was arraigned July 19 by a United States Magistrate Judge charged with three counts of receipt of a visual depiction of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and two counts of […]

Olympian: Support group important

As a former Tucumcari resident urges local youth to pursue their dreams, as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London. Amber Campbell 31, will be training in Myrtle Beach, S.C., until Aug. 3 when she plans to depart for London to compete in the women's hammer throw event. The qualifier is Aug. 8, with […]

Olympian: Support group important

As a former Tucumcari resident urges local youth to pursue their dreams, as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London. Amber Campbell 31, will be training in Myrtle Beach, S.C., until Aug. 3 when she plans to depart for London to compete in the women's hammer throw event. The qualifier is Aug. 8, with […]

Tucumcari man arraigned on federal child pornography charges

ALBUQUERQUE – Thursday morning in federal court, Lawrence Lucero, 65, of Tucumcari, N.M., was arraigned on a five-count indictment charging him with three counts of receipt of a visual depiction of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and two counts of possession of matter containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. After […]

Family honors memory of lost relative

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A family visited the grave of a long lost relative in Tucumcari on Wednesday, completing a journey into previously unknown roots. The family of Alfred Shelby listens to a blessing read by Karolyn Sailer as the Sons of the Confederacy stand watch over Shelby’s grave. The descendants of Alfred […]

Fishing report – July 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Police report major drug bust on U.S. 70

An El Paso, Texas, man faces felony drug charges after investigators said they confiscated more than 1,700 pounds of suspected marijuana today from a horse trailer he was hauling outside Clovis. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Region V Drug Task Force investigators discovered 26 bales of suspected marijuana in a hidden compartment of the […]