IRS extends deadline for tornado victims

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is giving a grace period to tornado victims in Quay and Curry counties. It’s pushing back its April 17 deadline for taxpayers struck by tornadoes on March 23-24 in in New Mexico, where a disasters were declared, according to an IRS press release. “I’m sure it would be […]

Tornado Relief: Ways to help, where to find help

Ways you can help • Contribute to the Community Action Tornado Relief Fund for tornado victims in Logan and Clovis. The fund has been set up in the name of Community Action New Mexico. Make a contributions at any Wells Fargo branch in New Mexico. • Call Community Action in Tucumcari at 461-1914 to offer […]

Identity theft laws should come after slow consideration

Few things can be more infuriating than having someone steal your identity — Social Security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, even your medical records. Such “identity theft” — as well as the related simple loss or unauthorized release of personal information — is occurring more often in our digitized society. On Monday, California […]

Lead investigator does behind the scenes work at DA’s office

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Frank Gutierrez, the lead investigator for the Quay County District Attorney’s office, helps investigate upwards of 50 cases a month. He said he spends a lot of time tracking down victims and prosecution witnesses reluctant to testify. “In the past month I’ve had to track down around 30 people,” […]

Advocate helps victims face court

William Thompson Donna Townsend, the Quay County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate, helps victims of serious crimes negotiate the legal system. She often finds herself lending support to a victim as a lengthy trials bears down on the victim’s emotions. “Some of the trials are really tough emotionally,” said Townsend, “but I get a good feeling […]