Police seeking sixth suspect in slaying of Shirley Pacheco

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QCS staff State police are still seeking the community’s help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Johnson said state police identified Dennis Joseph Hendren, 36, of Tucumcari as a suspect involved in Pacheco’s homicide. “Hendren has active warrants out for his arrest for […]

20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide (Updated)

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QCS Staff A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next to […]

Person of interest arrested in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff A 20-year-old Tucumcari man named as a “person of interest” in a local homicide has been arrested on an unrelated charge. New Mexico State Police on Monday arrested 20 year-old Randall Jones

Police continue to investigate Nara Visa shooting death

Freedom New Mexico State police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a Nara Visa man and no arrests were made as of Tuesday. On Sunday, police identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim. The shooting took place Saturday night in Nara Visa. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report […]

Assistant superintendent: AYP distracting

Russell Anglin Dave Johnson has replaced State Rep. Dennis Roch as assistant superintendent of Tucumcari schools this year. Johnson comes from Adrian, Texas where he served as superintendent of the Adrian Independent School District. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney said he and his new colleague will continue to approach academic performance goals with the same administrative strategy […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITERsharna_johnson@link.freedom.comA witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock on the side of the road after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday.The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie […]

There are worse jobs in sports

By Kevin Wilson I hate my job. It’s a comment lament. From the fictional account of the man who works with an office full of monkeys in the Careerbuilder.com commercial to the person who’s just trying to get by on minimum wage and the occasional hour of overtime, everybody has an aspect of their job […]

Blue Swallow to get new owners

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field […]

2/1 Obituaries

Jack Johnson Services: Have been held. Jack Johnson, 82, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at his home in Bard. He was born April 7, 1923, near Clayton in Thomas. The longtime Bard resident was a rancher and farmer who served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death […]

Man walks the nation, with cross, to carry his message

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Traveling man Chuck Johnson said it sometimes may feel as if he has the weight of the world on his shoulders – and with good reason. This chap has been walking back and forth across America for the last six years – carrying a giant homemade cross. “Every time I have […]