Roswell man sentenced to 48 years in trucker’s death

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Roswell man was sentenced Monday to a life sentence plus 18 years in prison for the 2009 robbery and murder of a Tucumcari truck driver.

Disaster assistance funds available for Quay County

QCS staff Six New Mexico counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to continuing drought. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. announced the counties are eligible due to their proximity to Texas counties, which were declared disaster areas. As a result of the declaration, farmers and ranchers in Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, […]

IRS is holding checks for five area residents

By Thomas Garcia Some Quay County residents could be eligible for an an unclaimed IRS refund or economic stimulus payment from the government.The IRS has a list of five residents in Quay County who have a tax refund or stimulus check that were undeliverable. The five are Randy and Willa Callaway of McAlister and Andrew […]

Number of early voters growing

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Total voter registrations on a slow uptick

Chelle Delaney The number of eligible voters in Quay County has edged up slightly for the presidential election compared to the number of eligible voters in the June primary, according to statistics from the Quay County Clerk’s office. “I attribute it to interest in the presidential election,” said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. There have […]

Early voting is light

By QCS Staff Early voting in Tucumcari’s election for city commissioners is light, said City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford. So far, there have been 10 absentee ballots and 22 early voter ballots that have been cast at the machines, Maddaford said. Based on records from the Quay County Clerk’s office, as of Jan. 7, there are […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]