Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes [...]

Xcel seeking rate increase in Texas

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included [...]

Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact [...]

DA searches for victim in stabbing

By William Thompson Quay County District Attorney Ron Reeves said a Tucumcari stabbing victim, Dustin Raines, recently left an Amarillo Hospital and cannot be found. Reeves said there is a possibility that attempted murder charges against Raines’ assailants could be dropped if he is not found. “I’ve got an investigator looking for him,” Reeves said. [...]

Prosecutor tough on drunk drivers

William Thompson Motorists in Quay County who decide to drink and drive are likely to have to match wits with District Attorney Ron Reeves if they are charged with DWI. Reeves has been prosecuting DWI cases for 12 years and personally handles most of Quay County’s cases. “When I started as a prosecutor 12 years [...]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped [...]