Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Ingram found guilty on five felony counts

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Tucumcari man faces child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man is being charged with 45 felony counts of manufacturing child pornography, three felony counts of distribution of child pornography and 236 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Stephen Hensley of Tucumcari was arrested on Thursday after agents of the New Mexico State Police’s Online Predator Unit linked him to […]

Logan man arrested on drug charges

By QCS Staff A Logan man was arrested Monday at the Arrowhead RV Park in Logan on nine charges involving marijuana, Logan Police Chief Bob Gore said. The arrest of Shane Vest, 53, was the result of several months of investigation by the Logan Police Department, Gore said. Officers obtained a search warrant and confiscated […]

Youth recognized for Character Counts, FCCLA

Character Counts… The Tucumcari Middle School held a Character Counts assembly recently honoring students participating in the program. The purpose of the Character Counts program is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character.” These values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, […]

Police sting nets 24 arrests

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With the temperature in the 20s, Thursday would have been a good morning to sleep in, to stay snuggled under the covers. But for two dozen suspected drug dealers, there would be no extra sleep. At 6 a.m. on Thursday they got a different kind of wakeup alarm. About […]

Ex-detention officer agrees to plea deal

QCS staff A former juvenile detention officer accused of sexual misconduct with inmates has accepted a plea agreement that includes three years probation. Robert Gonzalez was charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor after three inmates complained to authorities. The sex […]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was […]