Tucumcari overtaken by motorists, truckers

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By Quay County Sun Staff Tucumcari has been overwhelmed on Saturday and New Year’s Eve with truckers and motorists who have not been able to get consistent access to Interstate 40 because of weather conditions and accidents. Tucumcari police officers, Patty Lopez and Detective Jack Henrickson, rushed to the U.S. Highway 54 (Mountain Road) and [...]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with [...]

Interstate gives Mesalands two trucks for training

Special to the QCS A ceremonial delivery of Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC) keys has taken place at Mesalands Community College. The keys are for two Freightliner Century Class trucks to be used as part of the training program offered by the college for new IDC drivers. Participating in the ceremony were Don Smith, Driver Development [...]

Mesalands to train truck drivers

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By William Thompson Mesalands Community College has entered into an agreement to train all truck driver trainees for Interstate Distributor Company, a national trucking firm with a terminal in Tucumcari. John Yearout, Mesalands’ director of public relations, said the first class consisting of Interstate trainees should begin this fall. The trainees will come from all [...]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it [...]

Drivers wanted

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Interstate Distributor Company has built a large truck terminal off Camino Del Coronado and now company officials need truck drivers. Paul Smith, maintenance supervisor at the facility, said Interstate officials are meeting with city officials. “We’re looking for ways to get the city involved,” Smith said. “We’re not sure yet [...]

I-40 to Tucumcari to be improved

TV Hagenah On Wednesday, just 30 miles west of Tucumcari in Newkirk, a combination of state dignitaries, city and county officials, construction personnel and state maintenance personnel gathered to break ground on a project that will heavily affect Tucumcari and San Jon. The project that was about to begin was the reconstruction of Interstate 40 [...]

Trucking jobs come to Tucumcari

William Thompson Interstate Distributor Company, a Tacoma-based trucking firm, is currently installing a working terminal in the 1600 block of Camino Del Coronado on the west side of town. George Payne, executive vice president of the company, said the company hopes to hire many new drivers from the Tucumcari area. “We hope to hire as [...]

Route 66 bridge officially opened

TV Hagenah As of Thursday, Aug. 26, people can once again travel from San Jon to Tucumcari on Old Route 66. The Revuelto Bridge is open. It was opened in a special ceremony that saw just under 50 people listening to dignitaries such as New Mexico State Senator Clinton Harden, Department of Transportation District Engineer [...]

Snow buffets area

TV Hagenah A heavy dose of snow hit the Quay County area on Tuesday prompting both school and road closures in addition to contributing to a number of weather related vehicle accidents both in town and on roads and highway throughout the area. The National Weather Service said Tucumcari was hit by approximately six inches [...]