Storms producing funnel clouds, road flooding in Quay County

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Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico This funnel cloud was spotted near Quay Road AK, or Three-mile Road, east of Tucumcari about 2 p.m. Wednesday. The cloud touched down briefly several times, but no damage was reported. By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico A funnel cloud was spotted over Tucumcari about 2 p.m. Wednesday as dark […]

Zia rallies to gain 9-10 Little League finals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, then scored eight […]

Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Sort of a female Baxter Black

If you like Baxter Black’s columns – they’re published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune and Saturday’s Quay County Sun – we suspect you might also like to read what Glenda Price has to say.

Notebook adding new readers

The Editors’ Notebook is expanding to include readers at the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, effective today.

Tell us your big-wind story

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

License to be filed for Tucumcari casino, racetrack

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Rio Rancho businessman Don Chalmers is partnering with the Quay County Gaming Authority in a bid to build a $40 million horse racing track and casino on Interstate 40 in Tucumcari. Chalmers announced Wednesday in Tucumcari that the investors, under the banner of newly formed Coronado Partnership LLC, will […]

Share your memories

We’re planning ahead – at least thinking about planning ahead – and starting to compile content for the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d […]

Quay school official announces candidacy

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Dennis J. Roch, assistant superintendent for Tucumcari schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 67 state representative position. Roch’s announcement Friday was made jointly with District 67 incumbent, Republican Brian Moore of Clayton, who said he would not seek re-election. Moore’s term expires December 2008. “I think he’s […]

Thomas may not face DUI charge

CNJ Staff Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas may face only a misdemeanor open-container charge following his Aug. 3 arrest in Quay County. “It’s my understanding that will be the case,” Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday night. State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said prosecutors told one of his colleagues more serious allegations of driving under […]

Thomas to remain city manager

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas “will continue in his duties as city manager pending disposition of allegations initiated against him in Quay County,” city officials announced in a news release Wednesday. Thomas was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Friday in Quay County. City commissioners held an executive session on Wednesday […]

District 3 LL 13-14s go deep into night

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American’s A.J. Marez is thrown out trying to steal against Quay County in Tuesday’s first 13-14 District 3 all-star championship game at Bell Park. CNJ staff The District 3 Little League 13-14 division baseball title was hotly contested Tuesday night at Bell Park, finishing up at the midnight hour. Quay […]

Upcoming events

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CNJ file photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Smoke on the Water fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 4 at Greene Acres Park. CNJ staff The following is a list of some of the area events scheduled this spring and summer: June 4-9 — Pioneer Days, Clovis June 6-9 — Old Fort Days, Fort […]

Martial arts fight promoter arraigned

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by his […]

Police: Man discarded 125 pounds of marijuana

CNJ staff A Georgia man was arrested Thursday morning in Clovis on drug and traffic charges after eluding police in Quay County, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron Thomas Perry, 37, was captured by Clovis police in an alley in the area of Main Street and Manana Boulevard after […]

Rollers rare occurence

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Snow rollers were visible across Tucumcari throughout the weekend. Tucumcari Elementary School secretary Kim Garcia said, “The last time I saw them was when we had that really big snow in 1986.” (Courtesy photo) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Women likened them to jellyrolls, or rolls of batting. Men described them as looking like logs […]

Ag, home ec seminar set in Quay County

Freedom Newspapers The 39th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar hosted by the Quay County Extension Service will be Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center at 1500 West Route 66. Programs will begin at 9 a.m. Topics include: • Alternative feed solutions as the price of corn continues to rise. • Care of the home […]

Letters to the Editor: Dumpster initiative should be dropped

In reading the most recent article reporting efforts to “Keep Clovis beautiful,” I had to laugh. I have to side with City Commissioner Fred Van Soelen. It would be virtually impossible to police those choosing to place trash in dumpsters without first bagging it. Simple economics are the word. A) Who will pay for the […]

Golf course approved near Ute Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a catalyst […]

Little League: American beats Quay in 13-14 tourney final

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Quay County’s Jantzen Darnell pitches the ball to Clovis American’s Adrian Loya during Tuesday’s New Mexico District 3 Little League 13-14 division championship game at Brady Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis American All-Stars didn’t need a big attack to win the New Mexico District 3 Little […]