Local woman gets past first-round cuts of national model search

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari woman advanced to the top 100 in a national model search contest. Cassie Huffman, a mental health counselor who teaches a psychology class at Mesalands Community College, survived the first cut in the Maurice’s Main Street Model Search. “Thank you all,” Huffman said. “Without your votes, I would not have made [...]

Local woman facing forgery charges

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari Police Department investigation into counterfeit money led to the arrest a local woman, who has been charged with 18 felonies. On Friday, police arrested Shari Evans, 39, of Tucumcari, said Officer Reyes Gonzales. Gonzales said a search warrant was issued for Evans’ residence, where police found several items of interest. “There [...]

Searching for a cure for life’s screwups

While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M&M’s into my palm. She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.” I offered her one but she declined, “Oh, no.” she sighed, “I’ve got these.” She indicated a plastic baggie with enough pills and [...]

Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea Reeb, [...]

Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans [...]

Tucumcari woman facing burglary charge

PNT Staff Reports A Tucumcari woman has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, after two men said they caught her in the act. Beth Olguin-Romero, 19, of Tucumcari is charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to police reports: • Officers were sent to the 700 block of West 18th Street about 3:40 a.m. [...]

Blotter — April 13

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 1:03 a.m.., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the 700 block of East Rankin Avenue. At 11:48 a.m., a woman reported a disturbance at a restaurant on [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Missing purse teaches lesson of patience, compassion

Lynn Moncus Today, we are visiting with those of you who carry purses and who might become a bit careless. Yes, this woman from lma became careless and left her purse on the checkout counter in a local business. In other words, I placed temptation in the way of an individual who was having a [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Woman from Ida enjoys friend’s company

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day pass that this woman from Ima isn’t pleased to be living in Quay County. As usual, Aggie and I took our Sunday afternoon drive and walk in the country. When we were returning to town, we stopped to watch a donkey and horse and to take a few pictures [...]

Man, woman die in three-vehicle crash

QCSun Staff A man and woman from Wisconsin were killed Monday morning in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 54 near Nara Visa, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock.