Police blotter —

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday • At 12:54 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 1600 block of South Fourth Street. • At 4:31 a.m., a woman reported a theft at a fuel station on the […]

Closure of I-40 strands motorist in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 […]

Proposal an invitation to voter fraud

Freedom New Mexico More dead people could be voting if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has his way. Speaking last week at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder decried new laws in South Carolina and Texas that require voters to present a state-issued ID at the polls. He said the Justice […]

Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, […]

Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Storm strands motorists

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Thomas Garcia Monday’s storm system played havoc on locals and tourists. The wind-driven storm dumped more than a half-foot of snow in the Tucumcari area and closed several roads, including I-40 for more than 19 hours. Stanley Buss of Swansey, Ill., was traveling two hours from Amarillo on Monday when he finally stopped at a […]

Police blotter —

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:57 a.m., a woman reported a fight on the 300 block of East Turner. • At 7:39 a.m., a woman reported a theft from a fuel station on the 700 […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction “Devils Gate,” by Clive Cussler. In the ninth NUMA files novel, Kurt Austin and his crew uncover a plan to blackmail major nations. “The Vault,” by Ruth Rendell. With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired […]

Christmas celebrations stay the same

Celebrating Christmas for the last time during Territorial days, the citizens of this area had great plans. All churches in town were having special services, and most communities had such services at their schools or in larger homes. The town was decorated as it had been for several years with simple items and much greenery. […]