2010 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in 2010 and their obituaries were published in the Quay County Sun. A Abeyta, Steve F., 70 of Tucumcari, Jan. 17 Adams, Sidney Edward, 88 of Tucumcari, June 5 Adelina Moya, 70 of Tucumcari, Jan. 17 Andrada, Casey, 49 of Tucumcari, March 20 Apodaca, Charlene Antionette, 41 of [...]

Mesalands administrative assistant earns award

QCS Staff Connie Chavez of Mesalands Community College will receive the 2009 Western Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees, according to a Mesalands news release. She is scheduled to attend the 40th Annual ACCT meeting scheduled Oct. 7-10 in San Franciso. As the administrative assistant to the college [...]

Clovis police nab jail escapee

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The seventh of eight escaped inmates was captured Monday night after a citizen spotted 19-year-old Louis Chavez in a Clovis grocery store, according to police. Chavez was captured without incident in a vehicle outside Lowe’s grocery store on 14th Street, according to Police Capt. Patrick Whitney.Whitney said a citizen [...]

05-24-08: Around Town

Commencement…Adrianna Chavez graduated May 17 from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwill, Okla., with an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Commencement was followed by a reception. She plans to continue her education in law enforcement. Chavez, who is a 2005 graduate of Logan High School, is the daughter of James and Mary Chavez of [...]

When court beckons, it’s best to answer

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Last week’s case of a Tucumcari woman who was handcuffed at her business because of a failure to pay fines illustrates that many people do not understand how the payment of fines works, and how important it is to appear in court when summoned, said Tucumcari city manager John [...]

Notable Notes: Attorneys moving to Clovis, VFW Auxiliary supports Junior Girls, Through With Chew starts Feb. 17

Two prosecutors moving to Clovis office Two Tucumcari attorneys, Camille Pedrick Chavez and husband, Kirk Chavez, are leaving this month for jobs in Clovis. They are going to work for the District Attorney’s office there, Camille Chavez said. Camille Chavez was, for a time in private practice, and joined the DA’s office late last year. [...]

Honor roll for Tucumcari Elementary School

The following students were on the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period and/or the second semester at Tucumcari Elementary School: Third grade Second nine weeks All As Marcelina Acosta       Joseph Benavidez Brenna Benton Shant Bhakta Andrew Brito Kayla Cherry Jordan Fang Samantha Ford Gabriella Gutierrez Grant Haines Zakery Light Ryanne Lopez Cuin Mendez [...]

Burleson trial venue changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The trial of James Burleson, a Socorro fight promoter accused of slaying Jason Pacheco, will be heard in Fort Sumner in De Baca County, said Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez. “It’s been a high profile case. I think the Pacecho family and the victim are well-known in Tucumcari. And [...]

Birthdays, New Year’s Population, State Beautification

She’s a Christmas presence… Rachel Eve Mardo was born Christmas day in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Rachel Eve is the daughter of Laura and David Mardo of Tucumcari. She joins two brothers, Davey, 7, and Nathaniel, 4, and a sister, Sariah, 2. Her grandparents are Joe and Judy Martinez of Tucumcari, Frances [...]

Woman sentenced in drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded guilty to [...]