Police hope to leg up on inmates

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A demonstration of electronic ankle bracelets was given to Quay County Commissioners, two judges, law enforcement officials and the district attorney. Commissioners had asked for the demonstration to learn how the system works and if it would reduce costs for adult and juveniles inmates from Quay County. For example, […]

Abduction attempt sends shock waves

By Sharna Johnson Several Quay County schools have tightened their security procedures after an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old Grady girl on Monday, school officals said. “On Monday, Jan. 15th at 4:10 p.m. there was an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl who was walking to her grandmother’s house in Grady, New Mexico. The girl […]

Holiday weekend: A good one for cops

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a quiet holiday weekend on the roads, according to officials of the Tucumcari Police Department and New Mexico State Police. “We only had eight arrests this weekend and only three of them were alcohol related. Usually during the holiday season we get a lot of domestic (arguments […]

Voters OK senior funds

Freedom Newspapers With 90 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, 62 percent of New Mexico voters favored providing $16 million to benefit senior citizen centers across the state. Bond A would fund projects at dozens of senior centers, including some in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. Portales’ senior center had the most to gain, with […]

Crash claims Logan native

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Two people died and two others were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident near the Curry/Roosevelt county line, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Daly, 21, of Clovis died at the scene when the pickup truck in which he was traveling collided with a tractor-trailer about […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]

First Street project to break ground

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Information: Public meeting at 8 a.m. at police station, June 1. Ground breaking at 10 a.m. -Project expected to cost $12 million. The studies have been conducted, the public meetings are winding down, and at 8 a.m. June 1, ground will be broken for the First Street project. The […]

New commish to begin

TV Hagenah Two newly elected officials who had not served in the positions before they were elected were sworn into their positions Monday afternoon. One of the two, new Quay County Clerk Ellen White ran unopposed for her seat in November’s elections. New Quay County Commissioner Bill Curry ran against and upset incumbent Jeffrey Lewalling. […]

Election provides tight local races

TV Hagenah While George Bush walked away with the presidential votes in Quay County, 2651 to John Kerry’s 1420, the local races still managed to maintain their own suspense as the county commission election for District 2 went down to the absentee vote count which came at the end of the evening. When it was […]