Securing border starts with fixing immigration

Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 by U.S. authorities […]

Lawsuit filed against Tucumcari Police

By Tom Sharpe: Courtesy of the Santa Fe New Mexican Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari […]

Suspect arrested on child molestation charges

Thomas Garcia An illegal Mexican national, working in Tucumcari, was charged and arrested on Thursday on sexual molestation charges of a nine-year-old girl, police said. Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a first degree felony. He also was charged with two charges of criminal sexual penetration of a […]

Game Commission to review progress on Mexican Wolf

By QCS Staff The state’s Game Commission will consider a recovery plan for two state-endangered rodents, hear status reports on the Mexican wolf reintroduction program and river otter restoration efforts, and open several regulations for prospective revisions during its meeting Friday in Santa Rosa, according to a press release. The meeting will be from 9 […]

State to reverse gray wolf decline

A recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a decline in the population of Mexican wolves found in New Mexico, according to a press release. A January 2008 survey shows 52 Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico, although the existing wolf packs offer promise for rebound with the next breeding […]

Cattle growers holding meeting Nov. 11

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association will be holding its Northeast Regional Meeting in Tucumcari on Nov. 11. The meeting is an opportunity to learn about issues facing the livestock industry and all of agriculture, said Caren Cowan, executive director of the association. The concerns of cattle growers have been elicited at […]

10-20-07 Calendar

Today: Noon, Ribbon cutting, Grand Opening or Brian Urlacher Cross Country GM Autoplex. Food, Fun and much more all day. Today: 6 p.m., Altrusa Cash Party, Mexican Dinner, 9 p.m. dance to Limited Edition, Elks Lodge. Get tickets from any Altrusa Member. Today: 7 p.m., regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme […]

May 10, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Mexico boycott may be necessary I read another’s comments that they canceled their vacation to Cancun, Mexico, so as not to give support to Mexico. I have taken that message to heart and I will no longer buy any produce, goods, or services from Mexico. It’s time to show what Americans contribute to the Mexican […]

College offers summer Spanish in Mexico

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Hola! If that seems to be the extent of your Spanish but there’s a desire to learn more, this summer offers an opportunity to learn the language — and test it on native speakers in Mexico. A two-week immersion course, worth up to six college credits, is being offered by Mesalands […]

Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]