Officials: Accountability top issue

Thomas Garcia Immediate consequences and strict accountability are needed in the fight against underage drinking in eastern New Mexico, say law enforcement officials across eastern New Mexico. “Teenage drinking is a issue that is very close to home,” said Jimmy Glascock, District 9 commander for the New Mexico State Police. District 9 is based out […]

Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests […]

Tougher laws proposed for underage drinking

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Chelle Delaney The tragic drowning of a 12-year-old has Tucumcari taking a hard look at underage drinking laws. A local attorney presented a proposal to the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday aimed at preventing tragedies like the drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel in 2006. Alcohol contributed to the boy’s death, according to his mother. […]

Grant to focus to combating underage drinking

By QCS Staff Quay County was recently awarded a $40,000 Children Youth and Families Department grant to reduce underage drinking in Quay County. This grant could provide funding for four years. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has established guidelines for the grant and proscribes blending community systems to strengthen families and communities. The […]

County commissioners express concern about underage drinking

QCS Staff County Commissioners spoke candidly with attendees about underage drinking and how to solve the problem after seeing a presentation on the issue at the meeting Monday. Noreen Hendrickson, the area DWI coordinator, and high school students gave a presentation on the problem of underage drinking. Hendrickson presented statistics about the prevalence of underage […]