Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Weekend fires sweep county

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Russell Anglin A series of wildfires swept Quay County over the weekend, burning tens of thousands of acres and leaving Tucumcari without power for almost six hours Sunday. The biggest blaze, which occurred along the Curry and Quay County line, was actually four separate fires at one point, according to Forrest Fire Chief Ray Rush. […]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Curry County. The department said in a press release Tuesday the Curry County case was one of 13 confirmed in New Mexico. Ten of the patients had the more serious West Nile neurological disease, including meningitis and […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Quay, De Baca and Curry Counties.

Curry County commissioner calls for more openness from EPCOG

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler calling for more openness and accountability from the organization. Chandler took over representing Curry County in place of Isidro Garcia. “I am still trying to get up to speed,” Chandler […]

Jury finds Barela guilty

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Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. The verdict came after Barela’s defense team conceded Barela was involved […]

Press release: Curry, Quay county deaths blamed on H1N1

H1N1 Weekly Media Update: Nov. 24, 2009

County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]

Mother of victim happy with 133-year sentence

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The mother of a Tucumcari rape victim said she is pleased with the 133-year prison sentence her daughter’s attacker received on Wednesday. “It has helped my family a great deal and will help other families of the future,” she said. Torrance County District Judge Kevin Sweazea sentenced Kenneth Leon […]

‘Person of interest’ sought in homicide

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A 24-year-old Chaves County man is being sought by the Curry County Sheriff’s office in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Termed a “person of interest”, Brandon H. Barela is from south of Roswell and was recently employed by Double K Testing, according to a press release. Police have not said if Barela is someone they believe […]