Press release: Complaints against police ruled public records

Citizen complaints filed against police officers are public records and must be released upon demand. That’s the upshot of a New Mexico Supreme Court order issued Monday, which ends a five-year battle by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to withhold records from Charles Cox, a former State Police captain. Cox’s attorney Cindi Pearlman […]

Public records not private matter

By Ray Sullivan Five years ago next month, New Mexico legislators defeated — for the second time in two years — a bill that would have set up an electronic portal that the state declared would make public records more accessible. The bill died because it was poorly thought out and ambiguously worded. Those flaws […]

Rattlers to face Cardinals

Records: Eunice 2-3, Tucumcari 2-3Where: Rattler StadiumWhen: 7 p.m. FridayLast week: Eunice lost to Wink High School 46-7. Tucumcari beat Loving High School 41-8What 2 watch 4: “Eunice is an aggressive team, they move quickly and I look for them to bring it on hard. We respect Eunice, they can run the ball and are […]

She discovers quiet strength of life behind bars

By Lynn Moncus As we look at various chapters of our lives, we are often amazed that we had such unique experiences until we mention one now and then. Actually, we think that most of our experiences are similar to everyone else’s until we begin to talk about them, and then we learn more about […]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. […]

Preserving openess in government for the people

By Robert B. Trapp, guest columnist Community advocates, activists, volunteers and journalists with true grit will celebrate National Sunshine Week Sunday through next Saturday. The week is set aside annually to celebrate our freedom to access information under the U.S. Constitution and enlighten the public of its rights to access the records it owns and […]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the […]