Pickup truck gives birth to calf

Baxter Black It was one of those calving wrecks that just seemed to get worse and worse. Clay’s brother said he had never seen a pickup give birth. The first pass through the calving pasture that morning they observed a mama cow in the midst of calving. The calf’s hind legs were showing, so they […]

K-9 helps sniff cache of marijuana

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun With the help of a police dog, local police were able to seize 342 pounds of marijuana, police officials said. The dog sniffed out marijuana that was hidden in a pontoon boat, said Tucumcari Police consultant Daniel Lopez. The marijuana was found last month during a routine traffic stop […]

A case of litter in the first degree?

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By QCS Staff Missing something from your pickup? This overhead camper was found sitting in the middle of Main Street at about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Tucumcari Police Officer Shane Strand. Witnesses said it fell off of a pickup towing another pickup. “And they just left,” Strand said. “It was full of trash and they […]

Crash claims Logan native

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Two people died and two others were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident near the Curry/Roosevelt county line, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Daly, 21, of Clovis died at the scene when the pickup truck in which he was traveling collided with a tractor-trailer about […]

Commission concerned about trash dumping

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the city of Tucumcari awaits approval on a new landfill, the outlying communities of Quay County are showing concerns that illegal trash dumping may turn into a problem beyond their reach. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin addressed the problem to the Quay County commissioners during Friday’s regular meeting. […]

Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Cattle damage car, raise insurance

Some cows you can walk right up to. Others are like department-store employees: You see one at the end of the aisle and by the time you get there, they’re gone! This particular cow was pretty skittish, so Keeler knew something was wrong when she wouldn’t get out of the way of his pickup. He […]

Pick-up accident fatal to teenager

TV Hagenah A fatal one-vehicle pickup accident took the life of a 17-year-old girl early Thursday morning roughly 50 miles northeast of Tucumcari near milepost 347 near the town of Nara Visa. Four others were injured in the accident. According to investigating New Mexico State Police Officer Paul Bell, at approximately 1:36 a.m. Thursday, a […]

I-40 accidents happen near same spot

William Thompson New Mexico State Police Officers responded to two accidents on I-40 that occurred in close proximity to one another around 10 a.m. Monday. The driver of a pickup was airlifted to Northwest Plains Hospital in Amarillo where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. “The calls came in one right after the other,” […]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass […]