New administrator joins Dan C. Trigg hospital

Special to the QCS Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has announced Suraj Agboke has joined the hospital-based primary clinic as the practice administrator. “We’re pleased to have Suraj’s expertise as a part of our team. His experience will help us expand clinic services and recruit providers,” said Lance Labine, Administrator for DCT. Agboke replaces Johnlyn […]

Family medicine specialist joins Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital

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Kevin Wilson Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has added Darrell Willis, a family medicine specialist, to its medical group. Willis, 55, who started Aug. 1, comes from Casper, Wyoming, where he has practiced at Sage Medical group for the past two years. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience, and also practiced family […]

Press release: Hospital receives donation from auxiliary

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Brad Treptow Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated $17,000 to the hospital for equipment at the organization’s regular meeting last month. The money donated is matched dollar for dollar by the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation up to $10,000, resulting in a total donation of $27,000 that Trigg Hospital will receive. Two pieces of equipment […]

Dan C. Trigg emergency room floods

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QCSun staff Freezing temperatures were blamed for a wet mess at Tucumcari’s Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday. A sprinkling system burst and flooded the emergency room. Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said there were no injuries and no one was in the emergency room when the sprinkler broke. “We had a lot of folks that […]

Hospital staffing top priority for new recruits

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Russell Anglin Lance Labine, Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital administrator, settled into his new position during his first day of work Monday.

Shooting victim dead

QCS Staff The victim of a June 1 shooting in Tucumcari died Monday night following weeks in intensive care. Howard Russell King, 45, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, said Donald Schutte, family attorney. Schutte said King was in an Amarillo hospital soon after the shooting, then moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Albuquerque. He […]

Police seeking car chase suspect

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Police Department is still searching for a 31-year-old Tucumcari man suspected of leading police on a car chase Friday night. Police responded to a domestic violence call at 9:30 p.m. at a residence on South Fifth Street in Tucumcari. A suspect led police on a car chase across the city before […]

Tucumcari police chief Tasers 14-year-old

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By Chelle Delaney: QC Sun staff A 14-year-old Tucumcari girl is recovering at an Albuquerque hospital after being shot in the head with a Taser dart by Tucucmari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. Now, her parents say they want the police department to review its policies for using the Taser. The girl was hit in the […]

Suspect pleads not guilt in Redwood Lodge shooting

Chelle Delaney Robert W. Wynashe, 66, pled not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according […]

Knife-weilding partycrasher has nose bitten off

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]