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La Quinta Hotel to be completed in October

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By QCS Staff Stick by stick the La Quinta Hotel and Suites is taking shape on Adams Street. “It’ll be 66 rooms on Route 66,” said hotelier and owner Neil Patel of Tucumcari. Completion is expected in October when the hotel will employ 20 to 25 people. Estimated cost of the project when completed will […]

City’s newest hotel opens for business, guests

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher The opening of a new hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, has created 15 new jobs in Tucumcari. And when it gets into full swing, it’s expected to provide five additional jobs, said hotelier Neil Patel. The 80-unit hotel opened April 20 and has gradually been picking up overnight traffic […]

Hotelier wants roads fixed

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Hotelier Neil Patel asked the city to make improvements on Adams Street where he is building two hotels and plans to build a restaurant near I-40 and First Street. Patel said the street is so bad, “I can see their heads bobbing in their cars when they drive along,” […]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]