1/28 Editorial

When the Founding Fathers set up our system of government, they didn’t intend for states to be the poor cousins of the federal government. Rather, they were to be independent entities, with the federal government acting as their agent when dealing with other nations or as the arbiter of disputes between states. The attraction of [...]

Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer. Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the [...]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” [...]

11/5 Editorial

Well, you certainly can’t say that Judge Samuel Alito, with 15 years experience on the federal appellate bench and stints as a U.S. attorney and an assistant solicitor general, is not qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. If he seems to be reasonable and likable during Senate hearings — and by all accounts [...]

Man arrested on breaking and entering charge

QCS Staff Felipe Moreno, 41, a resident of Villa Inn apartments on East Main Street, was arrested in the Villa Inn’s parking lot about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Tucumcari police charged him with one count of breaking and entering, criminal trespass and concealing identity, according to police records. About 2 a.m. Tucumcari police received a call [...]

Court compliance program approaches anniversary

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Quay County Misdemeanor Court Compliance Program is approaching its first anniversary. In effect since July 1, 2004, the program has monitored more than 100 individuals convicted of misdemeanor offenses. The purpose of the monitoring is to keep offenders from returning to jail, program supervisor Noreen Hendrickson said. “The [...]

5/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: May 3 • About 9:30 a.m. a woman called from the vicinity of Lake and Harmon Streets to report a suspicious vehicle. A man inside the vehicle was subsequently arrested on a municipal warrant. May [...]

U.S. Supreme Court decision may make it harder for older workers to get jobs

It would be ironic if it weren’t so sad. Just as market conditions are making older workers more attractive to an increasing number of employers, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision that is likely to make older workers less attractive. That wasn’t the intention, of course, but sometimes the law of unintended consequences [...]

Man arrested after standoff

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A man engaged state police in a three-hour standoff Friday afternoon at a residence on Route 66, 14 miles east of Tucumcari. After the standoff, Edgar H. Shipley, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. [...]

City woman accused in multiple forgeries

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman has been charged in 10th Judicial District Court with 46 counts of forgery totaling about $15,000, according to court records. Tyra Gresham made her initial appearance before the court Monday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte said. Charges against her also include one count of fraud and one [...]