Red Ribbon winners announced

QCS Staff On Wednesday, some of the area’s top law enforcement officials were walking the halls of Tucumcari’s middle and elmentary schools. They were on a mission — a mission to find some of the best anti-drug messages produced by Tucumcari’s youth. Judging projects from hand-colored posters to decorated classroom doors were Daniel Lopez, consultant […]

Students send off drug-free messages in balloons

1193209487-balloonweb.jpg

Tucumcari’s elementary students released more than 800 with a “Drug-free” message into the sky from the school on Tuesday. The playground activity was all part of Red Ribbon Week: Oct 23 – 31. Activities are planned for all of Tucumcari’s schools throughout the week. They include everything from the balloon release to a door decorating […]

Direct mail is way too personal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was a few years ago that I got this letter from my drug store The letter was a reminder that I had not yet ordered a prescription drug that I took then. I remember thinking at the time that it was a helpful reminder. Sometimes people do forget […]

Traffic stop becomes $250K pot bust

1159336483-9-27-pot-bust-web.jpg

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said […]

Officer Bond takes a bite out of crime

1155978639-darrick-and-bond-for-web.jpg

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department has a new officer. His name is Bond. There is an irrepressible urge to follow that with the appropriate British accent and say: “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” And his partner sometimes jokes that he wants to change the numbers on his cruiser to 007. […]

Chavez faces drug charges

By QCS Staff Stella Chavez, 35, was charged on Friday with three felony charges for possession of drugs, battery and tampering with evidence. Chavez appeared in the Magistrate Court before Judge Edwin Bruhn. Chavez is the mother of Augustine Montiel, the 12-year-old who died in a Tucumcari canal. Montiel’s autopsy revealed that he was intoxicated. […]

Jaramillo’s request to lower bond denied

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man accused of supplying alcohol to a minor who drowned last month will not receive a lower bond, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Edwin Bruhn said bond for Fred Jaramillo III, 23, would remain at $100,000. Jaramillo has been in jail since June 13, when he was […]

Be prepared for the drug benefit deadline

By Pete Domenici: Guest Columnist The May 15 deadline for signing up for Medicare prescription drug benefits is quickly approaching and there are still thousands of New Mexicans, particularly low-income residents, who have not signed up.  Because we built in extra compensations to help poor seniors, I strongly encourage them to act now to sign […]

Candidate close-up: Crellin

By Norma Jean Crellin: Guest columnist I came to Tucumcari in 1938 with my parents, Oscar and Nora Redhage, from Kansas City, Mo., entered third grade at Four Points, and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1948. After attending Kansas City Business College, I worked as a legal secretary for Rowley, Breen and Bowen for […]

1/18 Notable notes

Prairie chicken festival set Although the sign-up deadline for the fifth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival is April 1, early registration is urged because space is limited for the Milnesand event from April 7-9, according to a release from the state’s Department of Game and Fish. Cost is $80, which includes all field trips, […]