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 […]

Hazel L. Cochran

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Services: At 2 p.m. Monday services will be at the Tucucmari Memorial Park Cemetery. Hazel L. Cochran, 97, of Hobbs and a former resident of Tucumcari died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Lovington. Mrs. Cochran was born May 19, 1920 in San Jon. She is survived her daughter Sandra Spurgers of Monument, grandsons, Billy Dean […]

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 […]

Judge turns case over to district court

By Staff: Quay County Sun CS Staff Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn turned the case of Crystal Cochran and Fred Jaramillo, III, over to district courts Thursday. Cochran and Jaramillo are each charged with more than a dozen felony counts in connection with the death of 12-year-old Augustine Montiel. He died May 18 in a Tucumcari […]

Cattle ranchers hear concerns

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun If beef consumption is rising around America and the rest of the world, why are American cattle growers making less money in the market? It’s a question cattle growers wish they didn’t have to ask, and a national organization tried to answer at an assembly Friday night. The Tucumcari […]