Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall […]

Wind farm battles deadlines, weather

TV Hagenah While many are pleased with the rain that has come to Quay County in the last four months, Cielo Wind Power Systems is not. “The rain is no friend of ours,” said Walt Hornaday of Cielo Wind Power. The company who is in charge of the construction of 80 wind turbines on the […]

Family netted in drug arrest

William Thompson Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, of 222 E. High St., were arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their daughter Tiffany, 18, was arrested on the same charges and their daughter Tessa, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Victor Donovan, a […]

Charges shelved in local case

William Thompson Jimmy L. Ingram, the man charged with harassment of a recent widow, had his case continued for six months in Quay County Magistrate Court recently. A court document states that parties in the case agreed to dismissal of the case in six months provided Ingram has no contact with Audra Pangburn, widow of […]

Tucumcari Fire Chief warns of fire dangers

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said Friday that the holidays are a wonderful time but he added that they can also be dangerous because of the extra threats of fires during the holiday season. “We don’t want to frighten people,” said Cherry, “but the Christmas trees and for that matter the season in […]

Lights parade set to go

TV Hagenah Chamber of Commerce representatives said today (Saturday) will be a big day on a number of fronts. According to Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Wright, the day will see Santa Claus arriving in Kvols’ Park at 4 p.m. to meet with the children of the area. Wright said a bit […]

San Jon presents ‘Festival of Trees’

TV Hagenah According to Craig Stockton, the San Jon Superintendent of Schools, Sunday, Dec. 5 promises to be very special for the children of the San Jon area. San Jon will once again hold their annual Festival of Trees with the theme of Miracle at Midnight. In the festival, elementary students will put on a […]

City gets new interim chief of police

TV Hagenah A third interim Tucumcari Chief of Police has been appointed by City Manager Richard Primrose in little more than a month. Mark A. Radosevich of Santa Fe, the man who headed the city commission’s investigation of the Tucumcari Police Department is now the new “interim” chief of that same department. Primrose said he […]

MCC ‘Toys for Joy’ returns for season

Once again this year just in time for Christmas, Mesalands Community College is sponsoring Toys of Joy Toys of Joy is a group of events sponsored by the Tucumcari college set up to raise money to purchase toys for needy children at Christmas time in the Quay County area. The events include a showing of […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]