Preliminary agenda set for today’s meeting of N.M. Racing Commission

The following is the preliminary agenda for the public hearing by the New Mexico Racing Commission today at the Tucumcari Convention Center. 5:15p.m.-5:30p.m.

Community support sought for Tucumcari race track and casino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a public hearing in Tucumcari on July 24 to determine the community’s support for a race track and casino in Tucumcari, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. “It’s important that everyone attend the meeting,” Frost said. The […]

Trial set in slaying of motel clerk

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The case against James Benuska, 39, who was arrested and charged in the slaying of a Tucumcari motel clerk last fall, was bound over Thursday for trial in district court. District Court Judge Don Schutte said there was probable cause to try the case in district court following testimony […]

Is your brain stuck on a musical tune?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Sometimes we get songs that are stuck in our heads. We keep hearing the song, or a fragment of a song, over and over. After hearing a TV commercial about the “itsy, bitsy” yellow polka-dot bikini, I kept hearing my brain do a replay for several hours. I even […]

Two men arrested for forging documents

By QCS Staff Two Mexican nationals were arrested on Thursday and charged with purchasing fraudulent documents in Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police Officer Steve Chacon said. Arrested were Miguel Angel Badillo-Trejo, 20, and Victor Paramo-Gusman, 24. Each was charged with having a forged or fictitious driver’s license and conspiracy to commit same, Chacon said. The […]

Plant may face slow journey

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according […]

Cates given life sentence

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Norman Tyrell Cates, 19, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2004 murder of 65-year-old Lena Aragon Barrett of Roy. A jury convicted Cates in a three-day trial that ended Jan. 11. Cates had pleaded not guilty. The trial was moved from Harding to Quay County due […]

Cannon gets support from communities

By Leslie Radford Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I couldn’t believe there […]

Cannon supporters optimistic after hearing

By David Irvin The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference after […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]