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Antonio and Annie Pacheco are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Antonio Alexander Pacheco, Jr. born November 14, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Antonio joins his parents and proud big sister, Olivia, at their home in Rio Rancho. His grandparents are Paul and Kathy [...]

Sheriff seeks information about horse shooting

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the shooting of a horse between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Sheriff Joe Schallert. The horse was shot above its right knee and had to be put down, Schallert said. “I think it was intentional,” Schallert said. “There was a blood [...]

Former San Jon officer joins Quay County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Garcia San Jon’s laid off police officer has found new work at the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Joe Schallert announced the hiring of Ben Gates during Monday’s meeting with county commissioners. The Quay County Commission was told that a new deputy has been hired by the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. Schallert said Gates [...]

Sheriff’s Office seeking drug dog

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to have its own K-9 unit. “I hope we get one. We’d like to have a dog as soon as we can,” said Sheriff Joe Schallert. Deputy Mark Dahlsten has volunteered to be the K-9 officer, Schallert said. “Mark’s my No. [...]

High speed chase ends in Clovis

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Another cache of marijuana was seized Thursday in Quay County in the midst of a police chase where the suspect, at times, drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, law enforcement officials said. This was the second seizure of pot in Quay County by authorities in last five [...]

Democrats claim big wins

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Quay County Democrats made a strong statement Tuesday, unseating an incumbent magistrate judge and electing a Democratic candidate for sheriff. David Joel Garnett defeated incumbent Republican Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn by 898 votes — 64 percent to 36 percent. “I ran a good race,” Bruhn said. “But the governor (Democrat [...]

Schallert wins Democratic sheriff primary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Undersheriff Joe Schallert won Tuesday’s primary and will the Democratic candidate for the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. He will face Republican candidate James L. Witcher in the November general election. Witcher ran unopposed and won 251 votes. The winner will replace Jack Huntley, who will leave after [...]

Sheriff race features experience

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is one in a series related to the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on the Democratic primary for county sheriff between Joe Schallert and John Barreras. John Barreras wants another chance as the Quay County Sheriff. Joe Schallert wants his first. The two men, [...]

Annual Quay County 4-H awards

Honorary 4-H member awards: Danny Estrada, Danny Garcia, Diane Davidson Meritorious service awards: Great Plains Electric, Steel Electric Friend of 4-H awards: Nate Allen, Roy Davidson “I dare you” leadership awards: Wayce Waller, Lisa Chesher Cloverbud record book awards: Jordan Runyan, Ashlee Bradley, Wyatt Bishop, Dillon Massy, Peyton Ray Leader awards First year leaders: Robin [...]