Tucumari mayor charged with animal cruelty

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor charge, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred […]

05-30-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 7:38 a.m., a male reported a skunk in a trap on east Evans Avenue. l At 8:53 a.m., a female reported vandalism to a building on […]

Fee hike would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The cost of owning a car in New Mexico would go up when you buy a new car or register a vehicle under two bills pending in the state House of Representatives. Republicans and at least one auto dealer oppose a measure (HB649) that would raise the excise tax […]

A four-legged view of four wheels

By Aggie Moncus The slave is off to have coffee with friends so I am going to do some writing in order to get this column out of the way before she returns to complain that she doesn’t have a subject this week. If she would let me write more frequently, she wouldn’t have to […]

12-17-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 2:06 a.m., multiple callers reported a car in the ditch west of Tucumcari on

11-26-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 1:01 p.m., a male reported damage to property on south Fourth Street. The officer advised that a single pane of a window on the residence and […]

Mistaken identity causes car to freeze in its tracks

By Lynn Moncus If we are to be able to cope with the many experiences which come our way, we must retain a sense of humor and be able to smile even when we can’t begin to understand what is happening all around us. Obviously, this woman from lma has enjoyed some different experiences of […]

Events outlined for 2nd Six Shooter Siding Festival

By QCS Staff By QCS StaffTucumcari’s second annual Six Shooter Siding Festival will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day’s activities will include: l 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Talent Contestl Noon – Local area bands entertainl 8 p.m. – Fireworksl Street Dancing all dayl Childrens face painting – Connie […]

Nature’s glory should be appreciated but respected

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon At long last, I, Aggie, have captured the keyboard and am going to do some visiting with my friends. The slave has been very selfish for some months and hasn’t let me near any of the pens, papers, or even electronic gadgets. She mentioned something about my limited […]

Anybody seen my car?

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My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my car, even […]