Laws needed to prevent youth from alcohol injury

By Brian Haines I would like to commend Donald Schutte for the proposal that seeks to prevent the consumption of alcohol by minors. It is my hope and understanding that our city commissioners will be willing to support this proposal. As a community we desperately need to be more aware of the impact of alcohol, […]

Teens spread message by ‘sticker shock’

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By QCS Staff Student volunteers in the “Sticker Shock” project stuck warning stickers on multipacks of alcoholic beverages that it’s a criminal offense to sell alcohol to minors. They are members of the Quay County Substance Abuse Committee, Quay County DWI. On each of the packages was a neon pink or yellow sticker that reads: […]

Authorities cracking down on alcohol

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Adults who help children drink, may want to think twice. And stop. And stop now. Armed with additional professional training and a grant to help offset investigative hours on the job, the Tucumcari and New Mexico State Police in Quay County are more likely to be arresting adults and parents […]

Liquor given to minors equals felony

William Thompson Effective July 1, selling or giving alcoholic beverage to minors will become a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. Additionally, anyone charged with selling or giving alcohol to minors can also be charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”, another fourth degree felony. The maximum penalty for a fourth degree felony […]