Albuquerque judge appointed to nominating panel to name Mitchell’s successor

By Steve Hansen Staff writer A judge in the Second Judicial District will represent the Tenth Judicial District on the commission charged with nominating a successor for Judge Albert Mitchell. Mitchell was unseated by voters on Nov. 4. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Vigil appointed Denise Barela-Shepherd on Thursday. Mitchell, who was the Tenth […]

Mitchell seeking bench despite ouster

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Among the candidates for ousted District Judge Albert Mitchell’s position will be Mitchell himself. Mitchell was one of two New Mexico judges who did not receive enough votes to be retained in the general election Nov. 4. The other was Sheri Raphaelson, a judge in the First Judicial District […]

Sierra Club sues to hold dairy hearings in Santa Fe

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor New Mexico’s Sierra Club chapter has asked a Santa Fe district court to require the state’s water quality control board to hold hearings on dairy farm water pollution prevention rules in Santa Fe, rather than in Roswell, where previous hearings on the issue have been held. The suit filed […]

San Jon churches host community block party

First Baptist Church volunteers cook hot dogs for the San Jon block party.

By Lillian Bowe QCS Staff writer Even for a small community like San Jon, getting together is a rare occasion. Seeing that the only time the residents of San Jon gather is at funerals, the preacher at the San Jon First Baptist Church wanted to change that. Michael Erwin worked with the other area churches […]

Tucumcari motel is end point for 900-mile bike ride

Jacob Evans (left), Philip Sterling and Lynn Ballard gladly pedal their last few cranks as they enter the parking lot of Tucumcari’s Roadrunner Lodge to finish the Ride Across Texas, a 900-mile endurance ride across dirt roads from Texarkana, Arkansas, to Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s Roadrunner Inn put out a big welcome sign, but still, it seemed a modest ending point for some monumental achievements. Cyclists in the Ride Across Texas trickled in starting Friday to the Roadrunner Inn’s parking lot.  Tired, mud-streaked and proud, they cranked the pedals for that last mile […]

General Election results verified

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Friday affirmed the county’s vote counts from the Nov. 4 general election with no changes. Russell Shafer, Republican, was elected Quay County Sheriff in the only contested race locally, beating Nathan Wallace, Democrat, by 100 votes, 1,379 votes to 1,279, a margin of 4 percent of the votes cast […]

Police: No suspects in Clovis homicide

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Despite a litany of interviews and tips, law enforcement officials said Monday they weren’t any closer to identifying any suspects in connection with the Sunday morning slaying of a 23-year-old Clovis woman. The body of Ariel Ulibarri was found around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Goodwin Lake walking trails […]

Veterans breakfast set for Saturday morning at Elks Lodge

  The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring its Veterans Appreciation  Breakfast  from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge, 2118 S. Adams, Tucumcari. There is no charge for veterans. Spouses and other guests will be charged $5 each. The menu includes sausage, bacon, biscuits and […]

Tucumcari FCCLA students learn leadership skills at state conference

A total of 13 Tucumcari Middle School and High School students in FCCLA programs participated in the New Mexico Fall Leadership Conference for Career and Technical Student Organizations Oct. 27 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Albuquerque. They were among more than 300 outstanding career and technical education students who participated in workshops developing essential […]

Tucumcari man charged with sex crimes against minor

QCS Staff A Tucumcari man is facing four felony counts of sexual penetration of a minor. Tucumcari police arrested Ryan Carl, 25, Tuesday night and booked him into the Quay County Detention Center on two second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two fourth-degree counts of criminal sexual penetration of a […]