Day home, slaying scene, leveled by fire


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The site of the November 2012 slayings of Sue Day and her daughter Sherry Folts burned to the ground early Monday. The abandoned mobile homes where the victims and their slayer Tony Day lived were leveled by a fire that started in a corner of one of the […]

Governor likely to choose between Schutte, Mitchell

QCS Staff A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she will likely select one of two men recommended by a nominating committee as the next 10th Judicial District judge. “Although a final decision has not been made, we do not anticipate sending the list back for additional names,” Mike Lonergan said Friday. The governor […]

Rule by people, rule of law can collide

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Democracy, rule by the people, and the rule of law don’t always see eye-to-eye. In the case of Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell, there seems to be some conflict between these two foundations of our civic life. “The people” often must be defined as the people who vote, […]

The good, the bad and the give-away

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher It has been a mixed bag this past week. • I wanted to buy $100 worth of donuts from a store to give to their customers as a goodwill gesture. Yes I saw down-the-road potential, but that was not what this was about directly.  Got shot down; didn’t even want […]

Scam targeting residents and businesses in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari residents and business owners are being targeted in a telephone scam involving persons who are impersonating the City of Tucumcari Water Department, according to City Manager Jared Langenegger and Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. Langenegger said businesses and residents had complained that persons claiming to be with the […]

Rigdon out as Tucumcari fire chief

QCS Staff Larry Rigdon’s job as Tucumcari’s fire chief ended Wednesday, Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger confirmed on Thursday. Langenegger said Rigdon is no longer employed by the city, but declined to say whether Rigdon resigned or was fired. “It was a personnel action,” he said. Scot Jaynes, assistant fire chief and manager of the […]

Schutte, Mitchell presented to Gov. Martinez as judge options

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Donald Schutte, a Tucumcari attorney and former district judge, and Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell on Thursday received recommendations as potential appointees for the district’s sole judge position. The position will be vacant as of Dec. 31 because Mitchell failed to receive enough votes to be retained […]

Land commissioner recount set for Thursday

Staff report The statewide recount in the New Mexico land commissioner race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Veronica Mares, Quay County clerk. In Quay County, the recount will be conducted in the county commission’s meeting room in the Quay County Courthouse, Mares said. TThe recount had been delayed twice as issues involving […]

Area schools fight bullying with programs, discipline

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Schools in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties are combating bullying in compliance with state law and are seeing positive results. The state Public Education Department requires every local school district and state chartered school to implement bullying prevention programs, according to the education department’s website. The website defines “bullying” […]

San Jon Schools, county to benefit from Infigen incentives

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The industrial revenue bonds that will give Infigen, which operates the Caprock Wind Farm, an incentive to add a solar power generating plant to its wind generation complex will be shared between Quay County government and San Jon Schools. The Quay County Commission Monday gave preliminary approval to an […]