Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in [...]

Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing [...]

Man facing felony charge

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QCS staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13. Chris Quintana, 61, surrendered to New Mexico State Police on Feb. 24 at the Quay County Magistrate Court. A warrant was issued for Quintana’s arrest by Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., based [...]

Residents share history

Recently, four of our citizens presented an outstanding program at Tucumcari Historical Museum. They talked about the history of New Mexico and of our area, as well as about how other history affected us and even about what is often termed the 11 pre-history” of our area. The speakers were “Harve” Abercrombie, “Si” Reid, Alene [...]

Two arrested on I-40 near Tucumcari for possession of 24 pounds of Marijuana

QCS Staff Two Michigan residents were arrested Friday after New Mexico State Police seized 24 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-40 outside of Tucumcari, said Lt. Lance Bateman. According to Bateman: • At approximately 2:09 p.m. a state police officer, conducted the traffic stop one mile east of Tucumcari. During interaction with [...]

Obama budget allocating funds for Ute pipeline project

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Money for Ute pipeline project allocated in Obama budget

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up [...]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Officials await ruling on racing license appeals

Thomas Garcia A pair of appeals filed by a Raton-based racetrack and casino have gone through the briefing stage and are now awaiting a ruling in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, with local officials optimistic the rulings will give Tucumcari another chance at a racino. La Mesa has a pair of appeals with New [...]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the [...]