Man facing felony charge

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QCS staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13. Chris Quintana, 61, surrendered to New Mexico State Police on Feb. 24 at the Quay County Magistrate Court. A warrant was issued for Quintana’s arrest by Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., based [...]

Sister nations have strong bond

Sister nations have strong bond

Three bond issues OK’d

Freedom New Mexico At 1 a.m. Wednesday, voters were approving three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Bonds A, B and C were passing and Bond D was failing. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the [...]

School board OKs bond sale

QCS staff The Tucumcari Public Schools’ Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of $900,000 in school building bonds. “The bonds will be used towards the construction of the new high school,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS business manager. Bauler said the bonds are part of the $3 million bond voters approved in February 2007. [...]

Hearing to be set for Nikko Nathan

At the arraignment of Nikko Nathan on Tuesday on two separate cases, no plea was made and a preliminary hearing is expected to be scheduled in two weeks. Nathan was captured on Friday, without incident, at a Clovis hospital while visiting his girlfriend who had given birth to his child, according to a report from [...]

Remembrance for a gentle man who made a difference

By Debra Whittington I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

Police dog, Bond, dies

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Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari Police Department’s police dog, Bond, died Sunday. “It’s sad deal,” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “That dog was a very good asset.” Bond became sick earlier in the week and appeared to be getting better, but then relapsed, Hatcher said. The cause of death of the four-year-old German Shepherd is not [...]

February 1943

A big drop in driver’s licenses sold at City Hall was attributed to gas rationing and other automotive shortages. Only 1,532 were sold to Feb.1. … Bill Allen, N.M. National Guard captain, announced Tucumcari’s $130,000 Armory building was to be dedicated Feb. 20. … Kiwanis Club and Elks Club members sponsored a chuck wagon dinner [...]

City pool opens

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Exuberant squeals and the sounds of splashing water were heard from West Hines Street as the city pool opened Tuesday – after a two-year wait. More than 100 children welcomed its opening as the temperature on the bank clock read 109 degrees. Director of Recreation Scott Simpson had been sweating it out. A series of [...]

School Board hires superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Acting superintendent Aaron McKinney was hired as superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools by the school board Monday night. He will receive an annual salary of $96,000. McKinney replaces William Reents who was terminated in late July by the board and with whom the board came to a resignation and settlement [...]