Letter to the editor: Important to look at candidate’s history

When considering someone to fill a responsible position you have to carefully investigate their record. Let's look at GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's record. He supported Bush tax cuts for the rich. The tax cuts account for about half the deficit. He opposes ending the cuts. The Congressional Budget Office could not analyze Ryan's […]

Tumcumcari volunteer firefighter charged with DWI

A Tucumcari volunteer firefighter involved in a collision while responding to a fire call Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Edgar Shipley III, 36, failed to stop at a red light traveling north on First Street when his 2007 Jeep Wrangler collided in the intersection with a gray 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by […]

Tucumcari volunteer firefighter charged with DWI

A Tucumcari volunteer firefighter involved in a collision while responding to a fire call Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Edgar Shipley III, 36, failed to stop at a red light traveling north on First Street when his 2007 Jeep Wrangler collided in the intersection with a gray 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by […]

Tucumcari man arrested for shooting another resident in the leg

A Tucumcari man was in jail Monday in connection with a shooting Friday night. William Archuletta remains in QCDC with a bond of $15,500. Police say William "Willie" Archuletta, 20, shot Bryan Cassidy, 30, of Tucumcari in the leg about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of South Monroe. Archuletta is charged with one […]

State Police investigate theft of 300 laptops in San Jon

San Jon-On Aug. 12, New Mexico State Police responded to a call in San Jon, New Mexico reference the burglary of a Commercial Motor Vehicle. Investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle was parked at the Fast Stop Truck Stop in San Jon. During the overnight hours, a person or persons forced entry into the […]

Report: Jail short-handed, guard failed to notice broom-handle attack

A Curry County detention officer watching jail inmates with surveillance cameras told investigators she didn't see Louis Guerra attack Jaime Perez. She didn't realize there was a fight until she saw another officer take Perez, covered in blood, out of his cell. The officer's statement is part of a 99-page administrative investigation into the June […]

2012 Quay County Fair results

Quay County Fair Booth Results Organizational 1. Daughters of the American Revolution 2. Right to Life 3. Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce Commercial 1. Top It Off Designs 2. 2 Cute 4 U 3. Watkins FFA 1. House FFA Quay County Fair Sheppard's Lead Results Booster 1. Madison Hendrickson Mini boosters 1. Kirksey Smith Quay County […]

Senior menus – Aug. 22

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Barbecue chicken thighs, broccoli, cauliflower and carrot salad, fried okra, roll with margarine, peaches, sugar cookie. Friday Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions and pickles, five bean salad, California vegetables, spice cake. Monday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, […]

Our page – Aug. 22

Birthdays Garcia Garcia Jocelyn Garcia of Tucumcari celebrates her third birthday on Aug. 22, with family and friends. Her parents are David and Veronica of Tucumcari, and she has one big brother, Jeffrey. Grandparents are Joe and Erlinda Montano, Chapo and Carmen Garcia of Tucumcari. —Submitted by Veronica Garcia Strong Christa Grace Strong, daughter of […]

God’s care for us always brings about good

While on vacation this summer, at a road construction zone in Missouri was a sign saying, "Don't barrel through work zones – MODOT cares." "That's nice," I thought smugly as I drove the reduced speed limit leading a line of antsy drivers. Shortly thereafter was a billboard saying, "New Life Evangelistic Center Cares." The coincidence […]