Closure of I-40 strands motorist in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 […]

Two arrested in high-speed pursuit

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QCS Staff Two men were arrested Monday after leading police on a chase on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari in which the suspects’ vehicle reached speeds of up to 140 mph, according to New Mexico State Police officials. Gilbert Moreno, 27, of Albuquerque, Jason Decarlo, 23, of Groesbeck, Texas, were taken into custody without incident […]

Kyle Brockman remembered fondly

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun “Leader,” “hard worker,” “original,” “outgoing,” “goofy,” and “good friend” were a few words Kyle Brockman’s classmates used to describe him. “He was a gift,” Tucumcari High School junior Courtney Sandy said. Brockman, a 16-year-old THS junior, died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover […]

Press release: Crash kills Oklahoma resident

Amanda Degand, 26 of Arcadia, Okla., was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari.

City to discuss lighting

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss restoring lighting along west Route 66 to promote safety and commerce. Route 66 from the Tucumcari Convention Center west to Interstate 40 has been without street lights for two years. The hearing is set for 5 p.m. May […]

City must be more aggressive to thrive instead of survive

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Interstate Stream to hold meeting in Tucumari about future water needs

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

Firefighters fight brush fire at I-40 and Route 66

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By QCS Staff A grass fire that was started on Interstate 40 was brought under control Monday in about 30 minutes and about 50 yards from a Tucumcari gas dealership, a fire official said. The fire was in a commercial district on East Route 66 at I-40. The fire was reported about 10 a. m. […]

Emergency lane leads to love

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Some people find love on the Internet. Greta Estes and Ron Siegel found love on the Interstate. Estes, the Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College, said romance was the last thing on her mind when she pulled off of Interstate 40 because of a problem with a tire. […]

Motorists, truckers wait for I-40 to reopen

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By Quay County Sun Staff Truckers and motorists forced off of I-40 because of weather and accidents on the interstate took to the sides of the roads to park. On Sunday, stranded truckers formed a one-mile-long line along I-40 beginning at the Tucucmari Boulevard access.