Jones bound over to district court

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Thomas Garcia A 20-year-old Tucumcari man was bound over to district court Wednesday and will face a murder charge in connection with the homicide of Shirley Pacheco, 33. Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett’s order sending Randall Jones to trial followed a five-hour preliminary hearing. No date was set for trial. “We were able […]

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

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 […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]

Area meteorologists expect milder conditions this winter

QCSun Staff The upcoming winter weather in Quay County should be warmer, milder and drier than last winter’s, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. Kerry Jones, meteorologist with the NWS Albuquerque area office, said this winter marks a transition from El Nino to La Nina weather patterns in the United States. “(La Nina) is when […]

Local business’ complaints due to dispute with Albuquerque company

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari playground equipment builder who came under fire over consumer complaints said much of the problem stems from a dispute with an Albuquerque company with a similar product. Dome Climber owner Rodney Ward said Tuesday he was never an employee of Zia Toys as claimed by Zia Toys Inc. President Wendell […]

First birthday, wedding

First birthday…Baylee Jones-Salvador is celebrating her first birthday today at Dunn Park. Baylee is the daughter of

Logan man injured at Ute Lake State Park

By QCS Staff A New Mexico State Parks worker was injured Friday afternoon in Logan while working on a nature trail at Ute Lake State Park, a Parks official said. Rex Stahl was operating a small front end skid loader on a nature trail at 3:55 p.m. when it went off the trail, said Dannie […]

County airs concerns about grey wolf, feral hog population

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By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission plans for the county seek to the status of a contributing agency regarding the habitat of the grey wolf in New Mexico. The commissioners said it was important to provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency with information regarding the economic impact and other information that would show […]

Donald T. Brown

Services: 2 p.m., Tuesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Donald T. Brown, 83, of Aztec died Friday, March 16, 2007, in Farmington after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1921 in Oconto, Wisc. Mr. Brown graduated from Logan High School, Logan, in 1940. He married Joyce M. Brown in 1941. Mr. Brown […]