Pacheco homicide suspect released from jail, awaits court date

A suspect in the Shirley Pacheco homicide was released Tuesday from the Quay County Detention Center and now awaits her court date in the Tenth Judicial District Court. According to court documents: •

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 […]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

Wounded Arkansas officer released from hospital

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QCS staff From staff reports An Arkansas police officer shot four times during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital, while the man accused of shooting him remained in the Tucumcari jail on Tuesday night. Police said Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark., surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer Daniel […]

Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday. Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court. […]

Police report released in Taser incident

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari officials have released a police and video related to last week’s Taser shooting of a 14-year-old girl.The video is posted below or can be viewed by clicking here: Police video To view the police report, click here

Sister seeks help for brother, shooting victim

Chelle Delaney Tina Molina, the sister of Russell King, 45, who was shot June 1 at the Red-wood Lodge, is seeking funds on King’s behalf for his medical expenses. King was paralyzed from the shooting, Molina said. “I am trying to get help to pay for medical expenses for when my brother is released from […]

Book signing set for local author

Local author Debra Whittington has released her latest book “Let’s Go To The Mountain.”

Slow job growth in Quay County follows state’s lead

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The estimated unemployment rate in Quay County rose slightly in May to 4.2 percent from the previous month and the same time a year ago, according to a report released this week by the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions. The unemployment rate in April 2008 was 4 percent and […]

USDA releases more details on beef recall

By Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a list Thursday of all school districts nationwide that received beef included in last month’s recall of 143 million pounds from a California slaughterhouse. Those districts include several from the area previously reported, plus some not previously listed: Clovis, Portales, Melrose, Grady, Texico, Logan, San […]