Press release: Tucumcari deaths ruled homicide

Tucumcari – Gabriel Baca, 37 and Bobby Gonzales, 57 both of Tucumcari, NM were found dead in an Eastern New Mexico motel. State Police were called in yesterday evening to take over a scene that ultimately turned into a homicide investigation.

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

State police make marijuana bust

QCSun staff New Mexico State Police seized 89 pounds of marijuana Feb. 11 at the Flying J truck stop in Tucumcari, according to a state police press release. Chavarria conducted a

Philanthropic Educational Organization of Tucumcari attends convention

Delegates Linda Cosner and Ruth Ann Litchfield from Chapter D in Tucumcari recently returned from Albuquerque where they attended a convention of the New Mexico chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Sisterhood. More than 180 women from around the state were registered to attend the three-day event held at the Albuquerque Hilton hotel. During […]

Phony letter concerning local schools debunked

Russell Anglin A New Mexico Public Education Department spokesman said a form letter sent under a New Mexico Family/Parent Involvement Advisory Council letterhead to school superintendents and media outlets including the Quay County Sun was fabricated.“The letter is a fake,” said Beverly Friedman, NMPED Public Information Officer.

Gay marriage bans hurt America

Russell Anglin The Associated Press recently reported that State Sen. William Sharer plans to propose a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state of New Mexico. If passed, this law would preclude New Mexico same-sex couples from government and insurance benefits that their straight counterparts enjoy. […]

Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier […]

Malcolm Lyonal Allen turns 100

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Allen D. Payton Malcolm Lyonal Allen — aka “M.L.” or “Bud”– was born Jan. 7, 1911 in Newcastle, Young County, Texas. He was the middle of three children, including older sister Juanita and younger brother William “Bill” Allen, born to William and Marie (Adkinson) Allen.In 1914, his father died at age 27 in a coal […]

Press release: Mesalands signs memorandum with New Mexico Tech

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) signed a new memorandum of understanding to lay the groundwork for New Mexico Tech faculty and students to participate in wind energy research at the new North American Wind Research and Training Center.New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. […]

Tucumcari man indicted on child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography.