Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

Visco shows Rattlers joy of running

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of the Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team added four miles to their weekend total by joining a woman who is running from Boston to San Diego. The Rattlers were in good spirits Sunday morning as they gathered to meet and run with 24-year-old Katie Visco, eight miles northeast […]

State police: Vehicle rollover north of Melrose

New Mexico State police responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 10:20 p.m. Friday on State Road 268 about 14 miles north of Melrose. At 11:15 p.m. a state police dispatcher said she did not have information on how many people were in the vehicle or possible injuries. More information will be posted as it becomes […]

Suspect in high-speed chase in jail

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An 18-year-old Texas man charged with armed robbery and fleeing from officers in a high-speed chase for more than 120 miles on Interstate 40 late Wednesday is being held in the Quay County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. Jonathan Colton Parsons of Granbury, Texas, is charged with armed robbery […]

Second day for severe thunderstorm warning in Quay County

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By QCS Staff A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effct today for west central Quay, southeastern San Miguel and northeastern Guadalupe Counties until 5:15 p.m. The NWS said severe thunderstorms are capable of producing nickle-sizec hailand damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.At 3:39 p.m., this storm was located near Newkirk or about 36 mileseast […]

Now that’s mudslinging

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John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or the other […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 1944

Sheriff Hubert Beasley and others left in search of a Tucumcari-Clovis bus reported lost in a heavy snowstorm. Drifts two and three feet deep were encountered before the bus was found four miles this side of Wheatland. Passengers had sought shelter in a nearby farm house. … Neumon Parker, county school superintendent, caught in the […]

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 […]