Game and Fish officers seeking information on deer found at Conchas

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is looking for information to help solve a case in which a deer was illegally killed Nov. 23 or Nov.

Prosecution of Burleson case turned over to 2nd Judicial District

By QCS Staff The state’s case against Los Lunas fight promoter James Burleson — accused of killing

City is getting ready to make its bid for ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 120 citizens turned out Monday evening to learn how they could help investors and the Quay County Gaming Authority make their case before the state’s Racing Commission. Coronado Partners is the ownership team that wants to develop Coronado Race Track and Casino in Tucumcari.Attendees signed up for banners [...]

Planning helps officials to combat potential agroterrorism

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Chelle Delaney They picked a worse case scenario. A FAD, or foreign animal disease, that could possibly be introduced into the U.S. and more specifically into Quay County. They were the local, state and neighboring livestock, law enforcement and emergency responders who might be called into action if a FAD such as foot and mouth, [...]

May 1974

Fifty pounds of popcorn and a case of popcorn boxes were stolen from the local theatre’s basement. … Randy Worley and Brad Baskins recovered two, 15-pound hairballs from a local cow’s stomach. …A “large amount of drugs” was stolen from Sands Dorsey Drug after a break-in. … There were 126 seniors who graduated from Tucumcari [...]

New look for Web site

Quay County Sun Staff In case you haven’t noticed, our Web site has a new look today. The idea is to make navigation a little simpler. One new feature online is called “Data Central.” Look for the link on the home page or find it under the “News” category in the blue bar at the [...]

Cochran takes plea in Montiel drowning case

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A 19-year-old Tucumcari woman has accepted a plea agreement in connection with a May 19, 2006 drowning of a 12-year-old boy that could put her in prison for nine years. Crystal Cochran pleaded guilty to conspiracy, to abuse of a child resulting in death, four charges of selling or [...]

07-07-2007: Around town

Arya arrives … Arya Elizabeth Bogart arrived on June 6, 2007. Arya weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is a “star spangled baby,” according to her outfit. She’s the daughter of Tiffany Evans and Roy Bogart of Tucumcari. Her grandparents are Lynda Sills of Tucumcari, Robert Evans of Nara Visa and Leroy and Christi Bogart [...]

Promoter admits he fired shot

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was [...]

Man convicted in famous case dies

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A man convicted of brutally raping and murdering a Clovis convenience store clerk more than 30 years ago died Tuesday in a state prison. Stanley Deon Melton, who suffered a long battle with cancer and was seriously ill, was 66, prison officials said Friday. Melton died Tuesday while in long-term [...]