City treasurer fired; lawsuit filed

Thomas Garcia John “Marty” Garcia has been terminated as Tucumcari’s city treasurer and he’s filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. “The city’s violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act is clearly outlined in the court documents,” said Duff Westbrook, Garcia’s attorney during a telephone interview […]

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun.“We are very pleased that Mitch has agreed to lead Freedom Communications as its […]

Quay County Resident Killed in Crash

Press Release Sarah L. Hargrove, 60, of House, was fatally injured Saturday morning after the vehicle she was passenger in crashed.

Hatcher to join Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office

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Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Former Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher is preparing to serve as a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy on a temporary basis. Hatcher plans to start work with the sheriff’s office Today. He said Chief Deputy Malin Parker asked him to take the position. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said his office […]

Press release: Illinois resident killed in crash on I-40

Tucumcari – Casey Reif, 22 of Decatur, Ill. was fatally injured in a single vehicle roll-over.

Local man realizes toll of Haitian earthquake through family

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Thomas Garcia A Quay County business owner says he’s stunned at the destruction in Haiti, where he has relatives struggling to survive.

Rattlers lose 53-7 at home against the Lions

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Thomas Garcia A last second touchdown by Rattlers quarterback Alex Hutchins prevented a shut out victory by the visiting Santa Rosa Lions Friday night at Rattler Stadium. Seven seconds left on the clock and down 53-0, it seemed all but lost. From the 20-yard line Hutchins took the snap and rolled left looking for an […]

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 […]

Semi Rollover closes I-40 on-ramp in Tucumcari

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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 […]

Police blotter — Aug. 19

QCS staff Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Aug. 11 • At 12:22 a.m., a woman reported a suspicious person at a residence on East Main Street. An officer was told a man was seen walking around the back […]