Police Blotter, June 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8 p.m., a woman in the 300 block of East Turner Street reported an unwanted male subject was in the area. Officers arrived and arrested a man on outstanding municipal warrants. • […]

Gas prices reach record highs

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn Larry Bond, owner of Traveler’s One Stop on West Route 66, said customers coming in to buy gasoline are making comments about the high price of gas but are not ready to give up driving just yet. “More people have been making comments or asking me how high the […]

Hybrid cars save gas, pollution, rights

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As gas prices take an upward swing once again and foreign policy remains dependent on non-friendly oil sources, I stare at my fuel gage happily. I am happy that instead of purchasing the Toyota 4-Runner I thought I had my heart set on, I got the Toyota Prius. The Prius […]

Tucumcari Truck Stop closes

William Thompson Tucumcari Truck Stop closed for the winter on Sunday and its owner said he’s looking to sell the business. “We closed for the winter because it’s just not feasible to keep it open during the winter months,” said Armand Ortega, from his office in Arizona. “It will reopen in April unless I sell […]

A maven of motorcycle maddness

TV Hagenah What with the Mother Road Rally and all, I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a motorcycle of my very own. I was thinking about the whole idea of the wind whipping through my hair, the power of the mighty machine throbbing beneath me and … well, the good gas mileage. Surprisingly, […]

Gas moves above $2

William Thompson Travelers to Tucumcari are paying higher prices at local gas stations, and with the possibility that prices will go even higher, some travelers said they will change their summer plans. According to Virginia Wright of the Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari is a “tourist market”, and the high gasoline prices could hurt Tucumcari’s tourism […]

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 […]

Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly […]

Natural gas pipeline construction half finished

By Dave Gragg Finding enough natural gas to make digging a well worth the while isn’t the problem around Tucumcari, said Rick Partain. “Geologists think there’s 30 to 40 years worth of natural gas in the Tucumcari Basin,” he said. “That’s a long time.” The trick is to get the natural gas to market. That’s […]