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 […]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, […]

County 4-Hers head to Cleveland

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Four Quay County 4-Hers recently ventured to Cleveland to compete in the National 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest at the National Junior Horticulture Association Annual Convention. These 4-Hers participated in a horticulture connections contest which tested their horticulture knowledge in the form of a “Jeopardy!” game. Their main contest was horticulture judging which consisted of three […]

Our page: Quay County youths win buckles

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Four of our Quay County youth competed in The All Breed Horse Show Association (ABHSA) and won top honors.

Four schools fail AYP

Thomas Garcia Four Quay County schools failed to meet the State’s Adequate Yearly Progress goals for 2010. According to results released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department, House High School, Logan High School, San Jon Middle School and Tucumcari Middle School did not met AYP goals. Each of those schools failed to meet […]

Melrose bank robbed, four arrested in Quay County

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Freedom New Mexico Three men and a woman accused of robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose are at the Curry County Detention Center following a Monday morning pursuit with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police. Marcos Maestas, 20, Patrick Quintana, 25, Juana Griego, 19 and Santos Preciado, 18, all […]

Press release: Bill passed to allow voters to consider four G.O. bonds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) announced that the House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 1, legislation which would allow voters to consider four General Obligation (G.O.) bonds in the November election. “In this tough economic climate, capital outlay funding is simply unavailable,” Roch said. “My colleagues and I therefore felt it […]

Basketball season ready to begin for Quay County teams

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Speed will be the name of the game for the Quay County boys basketball teams this season. All four teams in the county will try and get up and down the court quickly — that’s how they’ll make up for a lack of size on the […]

Tucumari rolls by Loving

QCS Staff Roundup: Tucumcari got back on the winning track with a 39-7 victory against Loving on Friday night. Logan suffered its first loss of the season, 20-12, to Tatum. House won for the fourth straight time with a 54-6 win against Evangel Christian Academy. San Jon did not play. Stars: Tucumcari running back George […]

Four arrested for distribution charges

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Four Quay County residents were arrested last weekend for felony distribution of marijuana. Ricky Sena, 33, Johnny Diaz, 34, Manuel “Nelson” Ramirez, 19, and Andrew Martinez, 18, all of Logan, were arrested by Logan police, Chief Bob Gore said. The arrests were the result of a four-month investigation by […]