Officials plan to extradite suspect in 1999 homicide

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari law officers are seeking extradition of a murder suspect from Washington state who may have fled the scene of a homicide eight years ago, Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez said. Prosecutors have requested a governor’s warrant requesting the suspect’s return to Tucumcari to stand trial, Chavez said. First, […]

Rattlers overtake 4A Espanola for win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interception sealed an 18-15 victory for 2A Tucumcari Rattlers against 4A Espanola Friday. Rattlers junior Justin Alvarez made the crucial interception with 1:43 left in Friday’s game against the Sundevils at Espanola running out the clock. Alvarez had already made another critical play in the fourth quarter on […]

Tiggers take championship

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The Tiggers won first place in the girls city softball league. They competed against the Blue Angels and the Sluggers. Back row, from left, Coach B.J. Molinas, Olana Romero, Sista Powell and Brianna Molinas. Front row, from left Madeline Wiegel, Heidi Strong, Alex Garcia, Melissa Garcia and Rosario Lucero.

DAR retires flag at Flag Day ceremony

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Mary Potter, left, holds the flag as GiGi Parker, center, cuts the white and red fields in a flag retirement ceremony conducted by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The ceremony was held at the Senior Citizens Center on Flag Day, Thursday.

Safe driving tips

The New Mexico State Police caution that winter hazards greatly increase the chances of becoming involved in an automobile crash. Here are winter driving tips. l Plan ahead and leave earlier. Don’t try to make up time on the road. l When driving on icy or snow packed roads, slow to a SAFE speed. Much […]

Man convicted of vehicular homicide

By QCS staff A jury found an Albuquerque man, Steven Chavez, guilty on Wednesday of vehicular homicide under the influence of intoxicating liquors in connection with the death of James Callison, 34, of Tucumcari, according to a press release from the state’s attorney office. The two-day trial was held in U.S. District Court in Tucumcari. […]

Logan Longhorns win one

The Longhorn varsity 8-man team won Friday night 22-8 against the visiting Coyotes. The Longhorns are now 1-1 on the season. Coach Billy Burns said, “The season is going good for us. We are still adapting to the changes of 8-man football. The team played well tonight. Our seniors did very well.” The junior high […]

08-26-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to reports Wednesday l At 12:56 a.m., a female reported a possible prowler walking around her house on South Monroe. Officers advised that they patrolled the area and all was secure. l At 10:22 a.m., a female […]

April 12, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker It is that time of the year to start all of the fun and excitement. The annual Tri-Format Tournament kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday. The format of the tourney is three different types of Team Play. The first nine holes will be scored using the best ball of the twosome, the second […]

Cow inspires idea of space career

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Pudge and Maughn were a couple of top hands gatherin’ cows on the Diamond Mountain allotment in northeast Utah back in the 1960s. Although they were true cowboys, they weren’t above accessing modern technology. One late October as they were pushin’ a bunch toward the corral, one of the cows […]