Our page — Nov. 18

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Each year the Extension Association of New Mexico honors one of their members with the award of “Heart of Extension.”

Madonda arraigned in Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia A man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel was arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Muziwokuthula Madonda appeared before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett via closed circuit television from the Quay County Detention Center. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and one count of tampering with […]

Hostile holiday horse holds hostage

Russell Anglin So, in case you haven’t noticed yet, it’s almost Christmas. I thought this might be a good opportunity to share a story about one of my most memorable Christmases of all time. The year was 1994. I was in the first grade and living off some county road near the Portales Country Club […]

Three decades prove resilience

Baxter Black This year marked my 30th writing this column. The column runs in 150 papers around the country and in Canada. For the most part they can be described as trade publications, or as a smaller weekly or daily papers. It is impressive to me how many of these publications continue to remain in […]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Curry County. The department said in a press release Tuesday the Curry County case was one of 13 confirmed in New Mexico. Ten of the patients had the more serious West Nile neurological disease, including meningitis and […]

Animal cruelty case against Mayor continued

QCS Staff A pre-trial conference regarding animal cruelty charges against Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca was continued Wednesday because the prosecuting officer was not available to appear at court proceedings. Apodaca’s pre-trial conference will be held in two-to-four weeks, said Donald Schutte, the mayor’s attorney. “The court was told that the prosecuting officer had to go […]

Press Release: State confirms third human plague case from Santa Fe County

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed today a third case of bubonic plague in Santa Fe County so far this year. A 56-year-old man was hospitalized and is back home recovering. The Department of Health is conducting an environmental investigation at the man’s residence to determine if there is any ongoing […]

FIrst case of H1N1 influenza confirmed in New Mexico

By QCS Staff Department of Health Reports First Confirmed H1N1 Influenza CaseCase is 18-year-old Valencia County Male Who Has Recovered

Fort Sumner man sentenced in deer poaching case

By QCS Staff FORT SUMNER — A 25-year-old Fort Sumner man was sentenced to 57 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,225 in fines and court costs last week after he pleaded guilty to five wildlife-related charges, according to a Department of Game and Fish press release. According to the release: • Loy Minton […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in assualt case of man, 76

By QCS Staff Bobby Vandiver, 22, plead not guilty Wednesday to three felony charges at his arraignment in Quay County Magistrate Court. Vandiver is charged with hitting, and kicking 76-year-old Joe Sandoval in the head to rob him of $5. Vandiver requested an attorney and a trial by jury. He is in the Quay County […]