Civil suit filed against former Tucumcari parole, probation supervisor

Freedom New Mexico A civil lawsuit filed by a Tucumcari woman against a former state parole and probation supervisor accuses him of sexual harassment and discrimination. Diana Cassidy, a state employee, alleges Benjamin Rex Allison, also of Tucumcari, used racial slurs against herself and clients and made inappropriate sexual remarks. Cassidy said Allison would mispronounce […]

10-24 Our Page

kruirh-kruipobalieyweb.jpg

Jay Hugh Richardson celebrated his fifth birthday on Sunday at the village park in Logan. He celebrated with friends and family with a “Spider-Man” theme party. He is the son of Rhonda Miller and Jory Richardson of Logan. Chris McKinney and Crystal Dominguez of Tucumcari are the parents of a 7-pound, 5-ounce baby girl on […]

Semi Rollover closes I-40 on-ramp in Tucumcari

kp24ra-rolloverweb.jpg

QCS Staff Tucumcari police have closed a ramp at the corner of South First Street and Interstate 40 because of a truck rollover. Police responded to the accident about 4:20 p.m. Thursday. One person was transported by Tucumcari emergency responders to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital with minor injuries, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike […]

Centurian still rules the roost

kno9jo-pachecoat90web.jpg

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family. Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said. So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, drank and lived […]

Weather service to honor San Jon family

km35xg-71fernwhitewebno1.jpg

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico In aged pencil on yellowed paper, notes about the baby’s first tooth or daily chores mingled with the high and the low temperature for the day — a history of eastern New Mexico’s weather entwined with the legacy of Fern White’s family. At 91, Fern White, now living in […]

Brush fire threatens homes in San Jon

klb97o-sylviaweb.jpg

Chelle Delaney About 7 p.m. Monday, firefighters had contained a brush fire near San Jon on Interstate 40 that threatened at least one home. The fire started about mid-afternoon some two miles west of San Jon, in the emergency lane of I-40 and then burned grassland northeast and northwest as the wind took it in […]

June 21, Begin a new season of adventure as a member of God’s family

By Leonard Lauriault This coming Sunday is June 21st, which all recognize as the first day of summer and a new season giving many the opportunity for new adventures. This year it also is Father’s Day. For my family there’s a lot of other significance attached to the day as well as the date. Two […]

New perspective on ‘new’ Quay County Courthouse

By Lynn Moncus As many of you recall, my family lived in the Quay County Courthouse for alot of years – long enough that we called it home and felt that it played a major part in our lives.We were privileged to watch it being built and to be present when it was dedicated by […]

Birthday, engagement and family meeting

Heartfelt birthday for Gracie..Gracie Leann Otero

Family holds protest seeking answers to toddler’s death

ketvx7-prietofamilyprotestweb.jpg

Chelle Delaney The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, Jr.