Torres’ plea to being held in Curry County denied

An emotional plea from accused child killer Noe Torres to remain jailed in Clovis and be close to his family was rejected Wednesday by District Judge Donna Mowrer. Appearing via video at his arraignment on murder charges, Torres, his voice choking, asked Mowrer to reconsider an order signed earlier this week that places him in […]

Torres to be arraigned Wednesday

Noe Torres Accused child killer and former fugitive Noe Torres is due back in Clovis Wednesday to face murder charges. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the U.S. Marshals Service returned Torres to New Mexico on Tuesday from Mexico City, where he was captured Jan. 25 after almost seven years on the run. Torres, 32, is […]

Veterans counseled on workforce

Joshua Baca, an adviser for the Veterans Business Outreach Center of Albuquerque, sat at a table with First Sgt. Robert Scales of the New Mexico Army National Guard and businessman Donald Sawyer. Alisa Boswell: CMI staff First Sgt. Robert Scales, left, of the New Mexico Army National Guard, and businessman Donald Sawyer, center, talk about […]

Curry, Roosevelt keeping fire restrictions in place

Roosevelt and Curry counties will keep fire restrictions in place for now even though the New Mexico State Forestry Division will lift statewide fire restrictions 8 a.m. today. The state ban being lifted includes smoking, fireworks, camp fires and open fires. Curry County's fire restriction expires the end of July. Roosevelt County's around the first […]

Animal rescue group hosting health fair

The city of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue will hosting the 2012 dog and cat health fair Aug. 9-11 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The Santa Fe Humane Society's mobile spay and neuter van will be providing services to pre registered patients, said Christina Fleming, event coordinator. Fleming said the cost is set at $10, payable […]

State police increase presence for holiday

An increased presence of law enforcement this holiday weekend was geared towards promoting safety, according to New Mexico State Police officials. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley An increased presence of New Mexico State Police could be seen Friday in Tucumcari as these officers met at the corner of South Fourth Street and West Washington Avenue. There […]

Police blotter – July 11

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 1 a.m., a man reported a disturbance on the corner of S. Third Street and E. Barnes Avenue. At 1:44 a.m., a woman reported a suspicious man at a fuel station […]

Comments from the Canyons: Reunion annual offers memories of high school years

Shortly after receiving THE GOLDEN RATTLER DIRECTORY, the Rattler Alumni received the TUCUMCARI HIGH SCHOOL 2012 RATTLER REUNION ANNUAL. Its colorful cover lets us know that the Class of 1982 will be hosting the reunion Aug. 2-4. After capturing our attention that way, the editor leads us directly to the schedule of events, major announcements, […]

Grant to fund municipal airport upgrades

Continued renovations and improvements at Tucumcari Municipal Airport will help the area's economic appeal, according to city officials. Recent Federal Aviation Administration grants for $307,800 will be used to overlay the airport's 7,100-foot runway and make any additional repairs, said B.J. Molinas, city grant administrator. Molinas said the total project cost of the runway work […]

Parishioners to celebrate church’s 102nd anniversary

The parishioners of Saint Anne's Catholic Church are preparing for their annual fiesta, celebrating 102 years of service in Tucumcari. The fiesta begins with a reception at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Tucumcari Historical Museum's annex building, Clara Rey, Saint youth coordinator. Rey said display has been set up at the museum containing historical […]