Man faces felony drug charge

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Thomas Garcia More than 350 marijuana plants were seized from two separate pot farms operated in San Miguel and Guadalupe counties. Mark Hardage, 49, is being charged with felony marijuana distribution after New Mexico State Police seized marijuana worth $218,000 from both of his ranches, said Lt. Cleo Baker of the state police. Baker said [...]

Two killed in I-40 accident

By QCS Staff Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, State [...]

I-40 accident claims two lives

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two people were killed and one person was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle accident 10 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Elmer Capps, 78, of Fresno, Calif., was driving westbound on I-40 when his 2002 Crown Victoria drifted off the [...]

February 1938

The Conchas Cavaliers, a local orchestra, played on Saturday nights at The Cactus Club on Hwy 66 east of town. … Charles L. Baker, of Tucumcari, was arrested in Trinidad, Colo., and taken to Denver, Colo., by Secret Service Chief Roland K. Goddard. Baker was held for passing counterfeit $20 bills. Fred White, Quay County [...]

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Tucumcari teen

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By Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari teen died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in eastern De Baca County, said State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Robert Marquez, 15, was driving a 1986 Jeep Cherokee south on State Highway 252 about 10 miles south of House about 8 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled [...]

Weather to give region a break, no snow on tap

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Weather conditions are expected to be more favorable to motorists and travelers, as the storm systems move out of New Mexico, said a National Weather Service official. Today, no snow was expected, and temperatures were to level out with highs reaching the mid-40s and lows falling to the 20s. [...]

Weekend vehicle accident results in fatality

QCS Staff A weekend car wreck resulted in the death of a Florida woman and sent a man to an Amarillo hospital. The accident happened at 7:23 a.m on Saturday, 15 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker reported a Toyota pickup pulling a U-Haul trailer traveling west [...]

Accident claims life of Hobbs man

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun One person was killed and two were injured Wednesday in a single vehicle rollover on State Highway 409 north of Nara Visa, the New Mexico State Police said. The vehicle was traveling southbound when it ran off the east side of the road and the driver, David Goodgame of [...]

Woman found dead at motel

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A female motel worker was found dead this morning at a Tucumcari motel on First Street, New Mexico State Police said. “We are investigating a homicide,” said Lt. Cleo Baker. The woman was an employee of the Microtel Inn on First Street, he said. Officers were stationed around the [...]

Plane crashes near I-40

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police said. The pilot and one passenger, both from Yuma, Ariz., were taken to Trigg Memorial Hospital with injuries, Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. Officials were notified of the crash at [...]