Jailer indicted by grand jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Charges dropped against jailer

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]

Diabetes cooking school set

A special cooking school that is aimed at helping diabetics learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held in February. The school will meet for three hours each evening February 17, 19, 24, and 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. “This will be the fourth cooking school that we […]

Kerry carries county

TV Hagenah When the votes were counted, 537 people voted in Quay County’s first ever primary caucus and a percentage point over half voted for John Kerry. He was followed by Wesley Clark with 98, John Edwards with 76, Howard Dean with 22, Joe Liberman with 18, Dennis Kucinich with 4 and Al Sharpton received […]

Writing campaign started to save “Wind Ranch”

TV Hagenah A group of prominent area residents have banned together to take on Washington and that confrontation has come in the form of a letter writing campaign about the Caprock Wind Ranch located near San Jon. Tucumcari attorney Warren Frost said Quay County is in danger of losing the Cielo wind power development because […]

Area law makes Tucumcari drug bust

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State Police Narcotics Section, working in conjunction with the Tucumcari Police Department, finished a three month operation in Tucumcari and Quay County on Wednesday, Jan. 28 targeting drugs and arrested 11 individuals involved. According to State police Lt. Nathan Wallace on Wednesday, Jan. 28, members of law enforcement agencies within […]

House foodbank feeds hungry

William Thompson Needy residents of House have a place to go when their food supplies run low. The House food bank, officially known as the House Community Pantry, is located at the House United Methodist Church. It has been in operation since September 2003. The director of the food bank, Susan Harding, and her assistant […]

Construction finished at Logan Schools

TV Hagenah The final link in the chain of improvements that began for Logan Schools early in the fall is about to become realized. According to Logan Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Franklin during the first week in February, the new athletic locker rooms will be finished and that will be the last of a number […]