We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

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Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you […]

Fire destroys home on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Priscilla Mirabal had been to Lowe’s for groceries. As she drove down the hill on Highway 104 toward Pajarito Creek she saw the smoke. “I knew it was my house,” she said. Parked on the side of the road, Mirabal watched from her pickup as gray smoke tumbled out the house that […]

Firefighters contain house fire on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Firefighters contained a house fire on Highway 104 on Friday morning, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Three engines from Rural District 1 and the city responded to the 8:59 a.m. call from 10275 State Highway 104, about four miles from Tucumcari. The fire, which was fought by 10 firefighters, was contained […]

December 1941

The last six miles of Highway 18 (now Highway 209) were completed. … State Police officer Jimmy Clark warned that all motorists were to have a 1942 driving licenses by Jan. 1; those found without would be arrested and prosecuted to the full limit of the law — no exceptions. … All knitting groups met […]

Slipped joint on U.S. 54 bridge causes camper accident

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun An RV camper struck part of a bridge expansion joint and caused the bridge at Logan on U.S. Highway 54 to shut down four hours on Thursday, state transportation officials said. �I was driving over the bridge when I saw the joint sticking out about 6-to-8 inches above the […]

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 […]

Logan bridge on U.S. Highway 54 to be inspected

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By QCS Staff LOGAN — A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that will undergo a comprehensive inspection, Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday. The bridges are built similar to the one that collapsed Wednesday on 1-35 in Minneapolis, which resulted in four deaths, 79 injured and […]

Shadowy moon eclipses over Tucumcari

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A section of the lunar eclipse was visible from Highway 104 outside of Tucumcari. An eclipse occurs when the earth’s shadow covers the moon. The next lunar eclipse will be Aug. 28.

The highway has come a long way

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who grew up along Highway 66 during its heyday had no idea that it would become Historic Route 66. Nor did we realize when we were swimming at Metropolitan Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, that it would fall into such disrepair. We even thought Main […]

Corridor plan sought by officials

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Coming up with a Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan for Quay County could help Tucumcari businesses win federal and state grants for property improvements along the highway, presenters said Friday at the introduction of a workshop for city and business leaders. The workshop — which continues from 9 a.m. […]