Police seeking sixth suspect in slaying of Shirley Pacheco

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QCS staff State police are still seeking the community’s help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Johnson said state police identified Dennis Joseph Hendren, 36, of Tucumcari as a suspect involved in Pacheco’s homicide. “Hendren has active warrants out for his arrest for […]

Sandoval seeking diversity committee spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees Vice Chair seeks election in the Association of Community College Trustees. Jimmy Sandoval of Tucumcari has entered his bid for a position on the ACCT”S diversity committee. Sandoval said he has been actively involved in the community as an elected City Commissioner and […]

Candidate profiles: Lieutenant governor

Primary elections are Tuesday in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

Xcel Energy seeking Texas rate increase

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy’s Texas-based operating company, Southwestern Public Service Company, is seeking a 7 percent overall retail rate increase in Texas to recover recent investments in the power lines, substations and workforce. Riley Hill, president and CEO of SPS, said the increase in rates is needed because the regional economy is changing and […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

Volunteers needed for local animal group

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local animal group is seeking volunteers to find homes for rescued dogs. “Over 50 dogs in need of a second chance have found homes thanks to the efforts of the city’s animal rescue group,” said Christina Fleming, rescue volunteer. Fleming said the City of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue […]

Officials seek input on MainStreet master plan

QCS Staff Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. and the city of Tucumcari are seeking public input in the development of the Mainstreet master plan. “We want everyone to come out and help us develop this plan,” said Mark Lake, executive director of Tucumcari MainStreet Corp. Lake said they are starting a dynamic, nine-month, master planning process for […]

Fed seeking permanence in private sector

Freedom New Mexico We’re glad to see Republicans gear up to fight the Obama administration’s unprecedented insertion of federal authority into areas of life that had traditionally and appropriately been reserved to the private sector. The nation, indeed, is heading down a dangerous road from which it might be hard to ever return. But we’re […]

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

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Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]