Suspected killer captured in Texas

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Ryan Lengerich A suspected killer with Quay County ties was captured Sunday after eluding police for more than five weeks. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple in Depew, Okla. on Oct. 18, Creek County (Okla.) police said. According to a police report, Eizember was captured in Lufkin, Texas after an [...]

Longhorns fall to Animus

QCS Reports It took five games but Animas finally defeated the Lady Longhorns to advancing to the quarter finals of the 2003 state volleyball tournament. In five close games 25-19, 21-25, 27-25, 25-27, 15-9 Logan (14-12) was led in the second set by 6-1 middle hitter Sarisa Day and in the fourth quarter Nichol Rodgers [...]

Travelers concerned about NM

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By Angela Peacock For seven years Michael and Debra Pardue have celebrated their anniversary in a state they are disturbed to see dwindling away. The couple stopped at Stuckey’s Truck Stop in Polomas on Friday to check out some souvenirs before making the final duration of their trip home to Wichita Fall, Texas. Michael said [...]

Lady Longhorns advance to state

QCS Reports The Lady Longhorns finished second in the regional tournament Saturday and earned a berth in the Class 1A state championship playoffs. Logan will meet Animas at 1 p.m. Thursday at Goddard High School in Roswell. “They are pretty tough,” said Logan head coach Bridget Rea. “They are solid all the way around.” Logan [...]

Championship comes with baggage

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Entering the 2003 playoffs as defending state champions, the Rattlers have big game experience, but they also have a target on their back. “I think it gives us a little more pressure,” said junior quarterback Chris McCasland. “Everybody wants to beat the defending champion, that is their goal.” The Rattlers will meet Tularosa Saturday in [...]

Bank wins statewide award

QCS Reports The First National Bank of New Mexico has been awarded the 2003 VIVA Award from the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. The bank was honored at the Business Recognition Awards Banquet Thursday at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque. The VIVA Award is presented to businesses demonstrating vision, investment, vitality [...]

Just Passin’ Through: New car means new sights to see

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By Ryan Lengerich It’s a good thing Damion Kirkland just bought a new Honda Element. He still has a long way to drive. “I just got it this year so this is the first miles that are going on it,” he said. Kirkland, 28, has the next two months free from work and is driving [...]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came [...]

Prostitution trial put on hold

QCS Reports The four woman arrested in a prostitution ring at a local truck stop had their preliminary trial continued Tuesday. Young Carpinello, 44, of Tucumcari, Jane Y. Yoh of California, Wu S. Yoo, 51, of Los Angeles and Myung H. Choi, 49, of Diamond Bar, Calif. were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with promoting [...]

Wind-generated power available for purchase

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By Angela Peacock During a wind ranch dedication ceremony Wednesday at the Tiban Mesa near house Public Service Company of New Mexico officially announced its ability to power 94,000 homes using wind-generated electricity. “I can honestly say there are few things in life that are truly gorgeous but this is one of them,” said PNM [...]