Police continue to investigate Nara Visa shooting death

Freedom New Mexico State police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a Nara Visa man and no arrests were made as of Tuesday. On Sunday, police identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim. The shooting took place Saturday night in Nara Visa. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report […]

State police identify Nara Visa shooting death victim

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Freedom New Mexico State police have identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim of a fatal shooting which took place Saturday night in Nara Visa. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report of a fight between two men on Second Street around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, officers learned one of the […]

New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. […]

4-Hers compete for district, state spots

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Brenda Bishop By Brenda Bishop Special to the Quay County Sun Fifty-two Quay County 4-Hers spent the week of June 1 competing in county 4-H contests that they have been studying for and practicing over the past few months. Cloverbuds are children under 9 and they do not compete but are allowed to try contests. […]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Caitlyn Romero graduates with honors

Caitlyn Romero graduated with honors from Kansas State University’s college of agriculture May 14. To graduate from the honors program in the college of agriculture, students must complete an honors project under the direction of a faculty adviser. Students must also complete 15 honors credit hours and prepare a portfolio. This semester, two students graduated […]

Laura Evans named state FCCLA officer

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Tucumcari Middle School has a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America officer who was elected in March. Laura Evans is an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School and is also president of the FCCLA organization at the middle school. In addition, the middle school and high school have several students who qualified for national […]

Bureaucrats should not set health premiums

Freedom Communications State legislators are considering yet another unnecessary, counterproductive law to regulate the health care industry. As last year, with legislation passed in California and the Obamacare health law passed by Congress, this year’s Assembly Bill 52 seeks to control health care costs by using government’s heavy regulatory hand. It approaches the problem in […]

Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers prep for state

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second during the district 6 AA track meet and are set to compete Friday and Saturday at state competition in Albuquerque. The Lady Rattlers clinched the district championship with a 148-128 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines. The Rattlers took second in district standings behind the Texico […]