Jan. 15, 2005

Herbert Williams Jr. Herbert Lee Williams Jr., of Wynne, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, in Memphis at Memorial Hospital East. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, in East Prairie, Mo., to Herbert L. Williams Sr. and Tessie Johnson Williams. He was a retired truck driver having worked for the ABF trucking company. He was a […]

Rattlers compete at Crownpoint

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team will take a long road trip Friday when they take on Crownpoint High School at 7 p.m. Friday night. Crownpoint High School is located 25 miles north of the Thoreau exit off I-40. The Thoreau exit is 30 miles west of Grants. Crownpoint is 0-1 this season, […]

Tornado seen near San Jon

William Thompson An off-duty state police officer said he witnessed what he thought may have been a tornado near San Jon around 7 p.m. Saturday evening. State and local police officials in Tucumcari said no injuries or major damage resulted from heavy thunderstorm activity that occurred along Interstate 40 in Quay County between Tucumcari and […]

Commissioners discuss bridge

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners say they and their constituents are upset about just how long it is taking the State of New Mexico to respond to the barricaded bridge on old Route 66 over Revuelto Creek between San Jon and Tucumcari. At the Jan 12 Quay County Commission meeting held at the county courthouse, […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trucker measures miles in millions

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By Ryan Lengerich Doug Chambers has driven 5 1/2 million miles. Million. That would be Tucumcari to Albuquerque — 31,073 times. He’s never had a wreck and hasn’t had speeding ticket in 14 years. Chambers, a 49-year-old road warrior from St. George, Utah, has been a truck driver for 34 years. As he has done […]

Arizona man remembers city before I-40

By Angela Peacock The last time Scott Lane visited Tucumcari he traveled Historic Route 66 because Interstate 40 wasn’t complete. Not only was Lane in complete amazement that Tucumcari was still in exsistance he was blown away at hotel prices. Paying $74 dollars a night wasn’t anything Lane had seen since he left the east […]