Suspects in Quay County kidnapping and slaying to plea guilty

Scott Sandlin Jan. 20–Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County. A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court, [...]

Smoke may continue to billow

Thomas Garcia The smell of smoke and the light haze reported in several areas in Quay County Tuesday was the castover from the wild fire in eastern Arizona, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said he was in Albuquerque, where he said the smoke conditions were strong. The Wallow, Ariz. fire has burnt over [...]

Press release: Former Quay County resident now Arizona State Senator

Representative Steve Yarbrough, currently Speaker Pro Tempore of the Arizona House, has deep Quay County roots.

Press release: Mesalands clinches championship in Arizona

Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team recently competed at Dine’s College in Tsaile, Ariz., where the men’s team brought home a championship title and finished in second place.

Mesalands rodeo team in top five at Arizona events

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team traveled to Florence, Ariz.

Mesalands rodeo team scores its best ever

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The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team had the most successful weekend in the history of the rodeo program while competing at two college rodeos hosted by Central Arizona College in Florence, Arizona March 8-9.

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Yetta B. Hoover, daughter of physician T.B. and Clara Hoover, headed the University of Arizona’s

New Mexico’s frotier real American idea

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona was invited by a magazine, celebrating its 150th anniversary, to write an essay on “The Future of the American Idea.” She wasn’t the only one invited to write such an essay, but her essay was a bit unusual. It’s headed “The Arizona Idea” and [...]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the [...]