Courteous driver may have learned hard lesson

I was in Albuquerque recently and, while getting onto I-25 during the afternoon rush hour, a car slowed down to the speed limit allowing me to merge, as courteous drivers should do. After I got nestled into an inner lane, the car passed me and I noticed that its rear-end was crunched. While the possibilities […]

Investigators still seeking details of crash

By Freedom New Mexico Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three Clovis men were killed about 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 […]

I-40 construction will cause speed to be reduced to 45mp

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reducing the speed limit to 45 mph on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari because of paving work, according to a press release. The construction area is between the Paloma (Stuckey’s) and the Tucumcari West exit, the release said. There also will be lane closures on […]

Two killed in I-40 accident

By QCS Staff Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, State […]

Four miles of I-40 will be reduced to two lanes on Monday

By QCS Staff Traffic on I-40 near Montoya will be reduced to one lane each way, state officials said Friday in a press release. Beginning Monday, eastbound traffic on Interstate 40 near Montoya will be detoured to the westbound lanes, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Transportation District 4 and Fisher […]

One Lane: Repairs under way on US 54 bridge

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Traffic over the Canadian River Bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan, is reduced to one lane for emergency repairs of a bridge expansion joint, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. Traffic control devices are in place and estimated time of completion of bridge repairs is about one month ending on Nov. 24.

Bell Ranch pilot was flying new plane at time of crash

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National […]

Jeffrey Phelps Lane

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Services: At 2 p.m. today, a memorial service will be held at the Bell Ranch Hacienda. Jeffrey Phelps Lane, 57, died in a single-engine airplane crash on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, Janet and their children, Travis (Kari), Sarah and Brandon. He was also a grandfather to Torin, 3, […]

Family business is a “kamping”

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Lewis family are one group of KOA campers who came to stay in Tucumcari. The Lewis’ are the new owners of the KOA camp on Frontage Road at I-40. Lane and Cindy Lewis and their son, Dylan, have been operating the camp since August. Their son Dylan is their […]

Logan native set to release album

Freedom Newspapers Kene Terry thinks performing on stage is great. Selling albums and getting on TV would be good too. But Terry’s not out for fame. He just likes jamming with his buddies. “I like the camaraderie,” Terry said. “I like when we get together and make it up as we go along.” Terry, a […]