Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and […]

Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said. Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the […]

Logan women sew bibs for veterans

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By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun Amarillo Veterans Hospital recently put out a call for volunteers to sew terry cloth bibs for patients at the hospital and an adjacent nursing facility. A group of Logan women answered, completing 200 bibs and more than 100 lap quilts for injured and sickly veterans. Bea Scott, of Veterans […]

Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Rollover leaves man in critical condition

QCS staff According to Quay County Deputy Sheriff Frank Conley, a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon near San Jon sent an Amarillo man to Northwest Texas Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Charles Widick, 55, was found inside his Chevrolet Suburban after it had rolled over at the intersection of Quay Road S and […]

2/23 Obituaries

David R. Fister David R. Fister, 70, passed away in the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque on Feb. 17, 2005. Fister was born Dec. 11, 1934 in Brush, Colo. to Floyd and Lois Fister. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and taught diesel technology at Casper Communiy College in Casper, Wy, Laramie Wy. and at Pueblo […]

Trigg gets new administrator

TV Hagenah When the newly appointed administrator of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital David Bailey told D. Rush the interim administrator he wouldn’t be coming to Tucumcari because he was more interested in an offer from Marysville, Kan., little did he know that the Tucumcari Hospital had someone waiting in the wings who definitely wanted […]

Hospital hires new administrator

TV Hagenah Just a month after popular Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skateblund left Tucumcari, a new administrator for the hospital has been hired for the Tucumcari facility. David Bailey of Monticello, Ind. will be taking command of the Tucumcari hospital at the beginning of January, said D. Rush who has been […]

Two injured in Interstate 40 rollover

William Thompson A man and a woman were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after their vehicle rolled over twice on I-40 just west of the 334 mile marker. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Sgt. Rigo Chavarria of New Mexico State Police said driver fatigue may have played a […]

Auxiliary gets ready for holiday season

According to Wanzella Murphy of the Dan C. Trigg Hospital Auxiliary, the auxiliary is beginning its annual Christmas Greetings Fund Drive on Nov. 1. Murphy said the concept behind the fund drive is that auxiliary members ask for donations to the hospital and then every donor is listed on the “Season’s Greetings” page in the […]