Two apply for judge’s seat

By QCS Staff Two applications from Tucumcari for the judicial vacancy in the 10th Judicial District Court have been submitted. They are local attorney, Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Donald C. Schutte, of the Quay County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission. Current Judge Ricky Purcell […]

Attorney General’s office clarifies Open Meetings Act

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The official road map, or the rules, for the workings of open meetings – routinely held by local, county and state agencies – prompted keen interest from attendees at Friday’s workshop on the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Acts. The workshop was presented by the state’s […]

County to change requests for road changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the Quay County Commission the long and winding roads just seemed to be getting more twisted. And in an effort to straighten them out, the commission plans to create an application and process for residents seeking changes in county roads. The commission also plans to establish a fee […]

Who owns roads in Montoya?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission will be seeking the advice of the New Mexico attorney general about the legal action needed to vacate roads and parts of townships that were incorporated in the early 1900s. “Something (the roads) was given to the public and somebody has to say the public […]

Arch Hurley Distict names five finalists

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy Board of Directors will be interviewing candidates for its general manager on Thursday, the board said at its meeting on Tuesday night. To be interviewed are: • William Conrad of Logan • Mike Delano of Roy • Ralph Lopez of Tucumcari • Franklin McCasland, former […]

Jaramillo’s request to lower bond denied

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man accused of supplying alcohol to a minor who drowned last month will not receive a lower bond, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Edwin Bruhn said bond for Fred Jaramillo III, 23, would remain at $100,000. Jaramillo has been in jail since June 13, when he was […]

Harding teen found guilty in murder trial

By Ryn Gargulinski A Quay County jury on Thursday found a Harding County teenager guilty of murder. Norman Tyrell Cates, 18, was convicted of killing Lena Barrett, a senior citizen from Roy. She was found dead in her home on Dec. 20, 2004, according to a release from the office of Quay District Attorney Don […]

Lead investigator does behind the scenes work at DA’s office

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Frank Gutierrez, the lead investigator for the Quay County District Attorney’s office, helps investigate upwards of 50 cases a month. He said he spends a lot of time tracking down victims and prosecution witnesses reluctant to testify. “In the past month I’ve had to track down around 30 people,” […]

3/2 Court Case Notes

The following items occurred at district court according to officials: • Aristo Perez plead guilty on Feb. 21 to breaking into a local law firm. The district attorney’s office had DNA evidence that connected Perez with the break-in. Blood found on a pry bar matched Perez’s DNA which the DA’s office had access to because […]

Stabbing victim found, testifies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man police say disappeared after he was stabbed Jan. 9 has been located and has given taped testimony against his attackers, officials said. Dustin Raines left an Amarillo hospital sometime in mid-January without notifying the Quay County District Attorney’s office and could not be found until Feb. […]