Closure causes concern

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Thomas Garcia The closure of the Circle K Shell gas station on the corner of South First Street and Route 66 may hinder attempts to revitalize the famed strip in Tucumcari. Crews fenced in the gas pumps at the convenience store Thursday morning. A Circle K company spokesman refused to make any comment about the […]

Comments from the Canyons: Country stores served as town hubs

Lynn Moncus Recently, several of us have recalled our memories of country stores and the importance they played in the rural communities. Of course, the one I remember most vividly is the general store at Ima. It was begun by Grandad Moncus and his brother, Burnace, and later run entirely by Burnace. By the time […]

Grady station victim of gas theft

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Surveillance camera footage provided by Red Rock Oil Co. shows an unidentified man tampering with fuel pumps to steal fuel from the station in the Village of Grady. Red Rock Oil Co. on March 24 removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a […]

Building boom at Mountain Road and i-40

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Look east or west from Mountain Road at 1-40, and you’ll see two competitors: the Flying J and Love’s. Each is after 18-wheelers and their diesels steaming across the interstate. In Love’s corner, at the bottom left, is a $4.5 million travel stop. The new 4,321-square-foot operation will add 12 new positions to its existing […]

Flying J readying site for construction

By QCS Staff For the next 10 days trucks will be dumping about 80,000 tons of dirt at the site of the New Flying J truck stop, said Ryck Voisard, construction manager for the Flying J company. At 20 tons per truckload, that’s 4,000 runs of dirt that will be used to fill the site […]