Suspect arrested in homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police believe an argument after a night of drinking led a 24-year-old Roswell man to beat a 51-year-old truck driver to death and dump his body in a ditch east of Clovis. Brandon Barela was arrested Friday afternoon in Roswell and is charged with an open count of murder. [...]

Rattlers triumph over Logan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball beat the Logan Longhorns 18-0 Tuesday at Tucumcari. The Rattlers put the game out of reach in the bottom of the second inning by taking a 13-0 lead. Freshman Angelo Montano hit a strong shot to the right field which resulted in an inside-the-park grand [...]

01-14-2009: Calendar

Today: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Eastern New Mexico Art Space, film night. 201 S. Second St. Call 461-1759Today:

10-10-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 9:42 a.m., a male requested a welfare check on a horse on east Laughlin Avenue. The owner of the horse had been given a warning to [...]

Mitchell takes judge’s oath

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Chelle Delaney Chief Judge William Lang of the Second Judicial District administered the oath of office to Albert J. “Scooter” Mitchell, Jr. on Monday. Mitchell was sworn in as judge for the 10th Judicial District. “I hope I live up to your expectations and mine,” Mitchell said. “And if I don’t I’m sure some of [...]

11/8 Around Town

Just turned two…Marquis Alderete Jr., will be celebrating his second birthday on Sunday. His birthday was Nov. 7. Marquis is having a SpongeBob party and celebrating his birthday with his sister Alissa, family and friends. Marquis is the son of Marquis Alderete and Davida Salas. Grandparents are Mark and Gina Alderete, Cora Lucero and Geno [...]

10-29-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Saturdayl At 12:37 p.m., a female on south Second Street reported a domestic dispute.l At 2:01 p.m., a female on south Third Street reported a possible prowler.l At [...]

Are you ready? Not all of us will get a second chance

By Debra Whittington Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. 1 Peter [...]

Frazee ranked No. 1 in bull riding in nationals

Special to the QCS The Mesalands Rodeo Team finished second in the men’s team standings at the Dine College Rodeo Oct. 11-12, in Tsaile, Ariz. The Men’s team scored 500 team points to finish second at the rodeo and to hold at second in the year- end standings. The rodeo team was led by bull [...]

Latham pleads no contest in Throckmorton shooting

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed a jury would ultimately [...]