Bataan death march survivors dwindling

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Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his days, the 95-year-old Fails recalled clearly the starvation rations on which he barely survived for [...]

Steve Jobs revolutionized industry

With his death this week, they’re saying Steve Jobs was an inventor and innovator on par with Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. I’m not sure if that’s true or not but I’ve got to say every Apple product I’ve sat down in front of or picked up has worked really well. Going through [...]

Person of interest arrested in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff A 20-year-old Tucumcari man named as a “person of interest” in a local homicide has been arrested on an unrelated charge. New Mexico State Police on Monday arrested 20 year-old Randall Jones

Americans can rejoice in bin Laden’s death

Freedom Communications It is, of course, a U.S. victory that Navy SEALs, acting on CIA intelligence in a Muslim nation, killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. The lethal firefight inside a fortified compound in Abbottabad, about 35 miles north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, ended nearly 10 years of pursuit of the man viewed by [...]

District attorney: Police were justified in Gonzales shooting

Thomas Garcia After a four-month investigation, the October shooting death of a Tucumcari man by New Mexico state police has been ruled a justifiable shooting, Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves said. “The officers were acting in the line of duty when they had to shoot,” Reeves said. Reeves said he reviewed a report that [...]

Kyle Brockman remembered fondly

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun “Leader,” “hard worker,” “original,” “outgoing,” “goofy,” and “good friend” were a few words Kyle Brockman’s classmates used to describe him. “He was a gift,” Tucumcari High School junior Courtney Sandy said. Brockman, a 16-year-old THS junior, died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover [...]

Shooting death leaves residents stunned

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Albuquerque police fatally shoots Tucumcari native

Freedom New Mexico A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police investigator, [...]

Police investigating fatal fire

QCS Staff Investigators are working to identify a charred body found Tuesday in the sleeper cab of a burning semi truck near Tucumcari. The state medical investigator will determine identity and cause of death, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Motor Transportation police officers responded to a report [...]

Death notice: Russell King

Russell “Red” King, 45, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Twyla Deshazo; and his father, Howard King. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Information: 461-3815.