Birthdays, Seaman completes basic, Santa Fe Trail race

Brotherly love… Robert is finally a big brother. Baby sister Aliyah Roberta Marez was born July 25, 2007 at 5:03 p.m. in Albuquerque. She weighed 6.1 pounds and was 17 1/2 inches long. Her parents are Jose and Veronica Marez of Tucumcari. Other family includes her brothers: Paul Marez and Lara, and niece Adaeus of […]

Judge Purcell set to retire

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U.S. District Court Judge Ricky Purcell seemed a little out his comfort zone on Friday. He was sitting in the jurors box. Purcell sat quietly as court administrator Diane Ulibarri hosted a light roast for the 75 people who had gathered for the judge’s retirement party. Purcell who has served as judge for 15 and […]

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 […]

Hung jury in trial

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Prosecutors express disappointment in outcome. The retrial of Kyle Evetts on child-molestation charges ended in a hung jury Friday. Prosecutor Donald Schutte said he was unsure whether the state could try Evetts again. “We will meet with the judge next week to decide if we can try the […]

Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not […]