Legal fair planned in Santa Rosa

QCS staff QCS staff A free legal fair is scheduled from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., on Sept. 10 at the Santa Rosa High School Gymnasium, 717 South 3rd Street. Low-income residents from Santa Rosa and the surrounding communities will be offered legal information, along with some guidance about their legal rights from free or […]

City approves steps to move forward with demolition of Sands Dorsey

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Legal proceedings to take ownership, condemn and demolish the Sands Dorsey Building received unanimous approval Thursday night from the Tucumcari City Commission. Although the two-story downtown landmark had several supporters who suggested saving the building in some fashion, the city commissioners agreed it was time to take action for […]

Seniors given legal rundown at workshop

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By Thomas Garcia Legal problems that sometimes catch senior citizens off guard were presented at a workshop on Nov. 7 by Susan E. Page, staff attorney for the State Bar of New Mexico. The workshop was held at Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center to inform senior citizens about the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program, which […]

Community Notes: Pasghetti dinner, legal workshop for seniors

Pasghetti, anyone? St. Anne’s annual “Pasghetti” dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Hammond Hall, 5th and Hancock Pasghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread sticks, iced tea or coffee, and sherbet with pizzelles. Adults: $6.50; children ten years and under: $2.50. For carry-outs call 461-3155. Legal workshop for […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was arrested, according to the New Mexico State Police. Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 after failing a series of sobriety tests at a police checkpoint on State Road 469 between San Jon and Logan, […]

Schutte named 10th Judicial District Judge

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Local prosecutor Donald C. Schutte was appointed to fill the vacant position in the 10th Judicial District Court on Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson. Schutte’s swearing in ceremony will be Sept. 7, he said. There are several trials that he said he wants to see through to completion before […]

FEMA services available

QCS Staff As part of the FEMA activation, the State Bar of New Mexico has activated its Disaster Legal Services Hotline. The hotline is coordinated by staff attorney, Rosalie Fragoso, along with the assistance of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division to provide legal advice, counseling and representation to individuals affected by the disaster. The […]

March 25, 2006 Notable Notes

ASAP office closed next week The offices of the Quay County ASAP Coalition will be closed next week. The office will reopen April 3. Messages can be left at either 461-4922 or qcasapc@plateautel.net Debt workshop coming in April The New Mexico Bar Foundation, with funding from the New Mexico Legal Services Commission, will hold a […]

12/3 Editorial

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made it sound as if it were strictly a narrow legal matter. However, in Schaffer v. Weast it set policies for thousands of school districts around the country, determined how millions of dollars will be spent and had a huge impact on what kind of services some 7 million […]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” […]