Traffic stop leads to marijuana arrest

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office arrested two male suspects for trafficking marijuana at 7:50 a.m. on Monday, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Mark Dahlsten stopped Stanley Bishop, 40, from Phoenix, Ariz., and IIlan Davis, 25, also from Phoenix, for following too closely and failing to stop at […]

May 1947

Tucumcari men started growing their beards in hopes of winning the Sheriff’s Posse whisker-growing contest to be judged in August. …

Tucumcari hires new police chief

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari�s new police chief. �We�re real excited to have him,� Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Because Hatcher was one of the final candidates […]

Safety measures important, but fear counter-productive

By Lnn Moncus The article about the dangers of being in the Quay County Courthouse caused many memories to erupt as I recalled the 11 years during which Dad was Quay County Sheriff, and we lived in the Sheriff’s Residence on the third floor. Of course, to those of us who were around when that […]

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 […]

Abduction attempt sends shock waves

By Sharna Johnson Several Quay County schools have tightened their security procedures after an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old Grady girl on Monday, school officals said. “On Monday, Jan. 15th at 4:10 p.m. there was an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl who was walking to her grandmother’s house in Grady, New Mexico. The girl […]

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 […]

Many county races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on unopposed candidates. Sue Smith Moore was interested in the position of Quay County probate judge. She just wasn’t interested in campaigning. There are no such worries for Smith, who […]

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, […]