Two local lawyers nominated for judgeship

By QCS Staff The District Court Nominating Commission met Thursday in Tucumcari and completed its evaluation of the two applicants for the vacancies on the 10th Judicial District Court nominees. The commission recommended two local attorneys to Gov. Bill Richardson: attorney Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Don Schutte, deputy district attorney. A vacancy on the [...]

Two apply for judge’s seat

By QCS Staff Two applications from Tucumcari for the judicial vacancy in the 10th Judicial District Court have been submitted. They are local attorney, Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Donald C. Schutte, of the Quay County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission. Current Judge Ricky Purcell [...]

Judge Purcell to retire, court seeking applicants

By QCS Staff U.S. District Judge Ricky D. Purcell is slated to retire on July 1, and the process to find his replacement is under way, said Sandra Bauman, judicial selection coordinator for the nominating commission. In the meantime, the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court has been requested to seek a interim [...]

Parties hosting pre-primary nominations

QCS Staff Nominating conventions are taking place today in Albuquerque for both the state’s Democratic and Republican parties. In each case, candidates must receive 20 percent of the delegate votes cast for their respective offices in order to appear on the June 6 primary ballot. The Republican Party of New Mexico will be holding its [...]

Pipline information seen as ‘critical’

Mike Linn The Republican Party of Quay County met Tuesday evening in Tucumcari to select delegates to the state Republican Pre-Primary Nominating Convention in Alburquerque on Mar. 6. Three delegates, “Scooter” Mitchell, Tucumcari, Sam Morrow, Logan and Travis Nelson, Nara Visa, were selected to attend the nominating convention. The purpose of the Nominating Convention in [...]

Republicans select Quay Delegates

William Thompson The Republican Party of Quay County met Tuesday evening in Tucumcari to select delegates to the state Republican Pre-Primary Nominating Convention in Alburquerque on Mar. 6. Three delegates, “Scooter” Mitchell, Tucumcari, Sam Morrow, Logan and Travis Nelson, Nara Visa, were selected to attend the nominating convention. The purpose of the Nominating Convention in [...]