Ortiz wins award at Nara Visa gathering

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When someone is described as having earned so much respect and admiration through his honesty, hard work and caring of others, you know that person is Carlos Ortiz. He has lived his life by the traditions of the West, caring for the land, livestock, family and friends. Both his paternal and maternal grandparents homesteaded and […]

Commission apologizes for woman’s arrest

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman who was arrested and handcuffed at her business for not paying $136 in fines received a public apology from Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday night. Hope L. Ortiz said she had been to City Hall three times over the past two months to pay her fines […]

Rudolpho F. “Rudy” Ortiz

Services:  7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. on Thursday a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Rudolpho F. “Rudy” Ortiz, 51, died Saturday, June 16, in Albuquerque. Mr. Ortiz was born July 26, 1955 in Las Vegas, N.M.  He […]

First days have few snags

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While there’s no doubt traffic will be slowed at key points across Tucumcari, the first two days of the First Street Project’s return to the city have come and gone without any major snags. “We all worked on it together and planned for it, so everything’s on plan and […]

Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]

Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall […]

Calif. killer suspect arrested in Tucumcari

By Ryan Lengerich A California man was arrested last month in Tucumcari after police said he shot and killed a man in North Hollywood, Calif., and then disappeared from the scene. New Mexico State Police learned on Nov. 22 that Marchell Wilson, 27, of Lancaster, Calif., was wanted for firearms violations and homicide. Officials in […]

Man drowns in Ute Lake

Angela Peacock Police believe alcohol is involved in the accidental drowning death of a 20-year-old Logan man at Ute Lake’s Oldham Overlook over the weekend. Family members told police Amner Moreno-Ortiz was a poor swimmer. He was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Saturday by his aunt, who watched him enter the water and never return. […]