Train derails near Nara Visa

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QCS Staff Union Pacific railroad crews are clearing the last of the wreckage of a multi-car derailment that occurred late Friday night outside of Nara Visa on U.S. Highway 54. Train service along the main track was interrupted for six hours, said railroad officials. Union Pacific’s Director, Corporate Communications Tom Lange said the train consisted [...]

Singing church hymn all about effort

By Karl Terry: Local columnist To the youngster two rows in front of me, it sounded beautiful. To his embarrassed father, it likely sounded like a mad tomcat trapped in a sack. On a recent Sunday morning in church the little guy — probably about 2 and likely not even talking real well — joined [...]

Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes [...]

Class of 2009 continues tradition of ‘painting the street’

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School senior C.J. Newman added some flair to his initials Thursday morning as he participated in the tradition of “painting the street.” The seniors’ street souvenirs are one of many activities graduating seniors participated in during “senior week” which ended with Friday’s cap and gown ceremony. Michelle Benavidez said the inspiration [...]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITERsharna_johnson@link.freedom.comA witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock on the side of the road after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday.The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie [...]

Tucumcari area snowpacked

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year is causing road closures and government offices to close. And a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to Amarillo was closed about 11:30 a.m. today, said Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett. There have been no serious accidents, [...]

FTC puts a stop to ‘vishing’ scam

Chelle Delaney Friday night residents in Northeast New Mexico started getting phone messages seeking personal banking and other information, but by Saturday morning the Federal Trade Commission had taken control of the number and issued a warning to customers, said Craig Reeves,

Accident claims lives of three Logan men

By QCS Staff An accident near Endee early Saturday morning claimed the lives of three men from Logan. Killed in the single-vehicle accident were Trent Barber, 26, Trever Mitchell, 23, and Travis Roberts, 24, New Mexico State Police Sgt. Andy Tingwall said. “The three men were found deceased at the scene,” Tingwall said. “Alcohol cans [...]

Opportunities to minister can arise when lease expected

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I strive to read my Bible each [...]

Man found with gunshot wounds on Laughlin Street

By QCS Staff A Tucumcari man with gunshot wounds was found lying in the middle of Laughlin Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets early Wednesday morning, police said. The man, who police said was in his early 20s, was shot with a small caliber gun in the hand and in the lower back or buttocks, [...]