Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari […]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles […]

Residents ready homes for winter weather

By Ryan Lengerich As gas prices rise and winter approaches, homeowners have a variety of options to keep energy bills low. At Tucumcari Lumber, demand for winterizing products has been high in recent weeks. Store employee John Thompson said taking simple precautions and spending a relatively low amount of money to prevent heat loss can […]

Just Passin Through: NCSU student served in Peace Corps

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By Angela Peacock Brian Roy has never seen the west. A mechanical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, he was making a 2,200 mile trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Phoenix in a rental truck to deliver furniture and clothes to a friend who moved to Arizona. Roy recently returned to America from a […]

Calif. killer suspect arrested in Tucumcari

By Ryan Lengerich A California man was arrested last month in Tucumcari after police said he shot and killed a man in North Hollywood, Calif., and then disappeared from the scene. New Mexico State Police learned on Nov. 22 that Marchell Wilson, 27, of Lancaster, Calif., was wanted for firearms violations and homicide. Officials in […]

Udall talks business with locals

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By Ryan Lengerich House Representative Tom Udall used a congressional break to meet with Tucumcari small business owners Monday. Udall, a House Small Business Committee member, had lunch at a local restaurant and toured three locally owned businesses. He took questions and addressed concerns about productivity at the small business level. “Clearly this is a […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

Public Record, Dec. 3, 2003

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 30 • About 5 p.m. a man called police and said his step-daughter had been shot in the back of the leg with a BB gun on the 600 block of East McGee. He said it […]

Police: Bad decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the bodies of both victims, but […]

Helping Hands Hospice hosts annual fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Joe Cooper said he didn’t mind volunteering Friday evening at the Helping Hands Hospice’s annual enchilada dinner at the Tucumcari Elk’s Lodge Nov. 21. He enjoys being able to help others he said it enriches his life. “It’s the most important cause in town because it cares about a unique moment in […]