Records: Teen says he blacked out when altercation began

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A local teen charged in the deaths of two family members gave no reason for the cause of his actions and claims he blacked out once it began. New Mexico State Police investigators and the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s office are still trying to make sense of the tragedy. […]

Attorney: Teen facing charges in killings ‘in shock’

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Tucumcari teen charged with killing his mother and stepsister is in shock as he awaits a court hearing later this week, according to his attorney Jeffrey Buckels. QCS Photo: Thomas GarciaTony Day’s preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Friday at Tenth Judicial District Court. Chief Deputy District […]

School menus – Dec. 5

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Dec. 6 – 12: Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt, parfaits, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice or milk Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Hamburgers, baked fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, tangerines, milk Snack: Apple and string cheese Monday Breakfast: Waffles Lunch: Chicken […]

Comments from the Canyons: Technology sometimes causes more frustration than convenience

Sometimes, this woman from Ima thinks the world is against those of us who are unable to stay up with technology or anything that has to do with the computer world. I know I should have been born several centuries ago because I can't begin to keep up with the vocabulary, much less the various […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Life can be frustrating, rewarding puzzle

"For the body is not one member, but many." 1 Corinthians 12:14 A few days ago a friend and I were discussing jigsaw puzzles. There is something comforting about staring at hundreds of pieces of cardboard on a cold, snowy day. There is no hurry to complete the puzzle and it gives a person a […]

In tribute: Former Fort Sumner coach made impact

Figuratively, it could be said that Mario Martinez was always looking out for the little guy. De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett Mario Martinez is carried to the center of the field by his players immediately following the 28-27 win in the 1995 Class 1A state championship game, the first for Fort Sumner. They were […]