Railroad work passed down from generation

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Although this woman from lma has rarely written about the railroad heritage in our family we certainly had our share of railroaders. Mother’s father, Frank Clough, was Super-intendent of Bridges, Buildings, and Water-works between here and El Paso when he worked for the El Paso and Northeastern Rail-road […]

Family had share of railroaders

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Although this woman from lma has rarely written about the railroad heritage in our family we certainly had our share of railroaders. Mother’s father, Frank Clough, was Superintendent of Bridges, Buildings, and Waterworks between here and El Paso when he worked for the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad […]

Christians should know the danger signs

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While traveling to Albuquerque recently I came to the monuments commemorating those who lost their lives in the Cuervo fire accident in 2002. You may remember the incident. According to the National Transportation Safety Board report found online, a grass fire from a railroad worksite spewed smoke across Interstate 40. […]

Ranchers come out against moving railroad crossing

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Thomas Garcia Ranchers in northern Quay County and county and state officials are asking Union Pacific Railroad to reconsider its proposal to close a railroad crossing on Quay Road L at Obar. More than a dozen residents from Obar and Nara Visa, the county fire marshal and officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation […]

MainStreet envisions its downtown mission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A renovated railroad depot, restaurants, shops, galleries and green space is how many see the downtown of the future. “I can see that people are really interested in the Main Street revitalization,” said Barbara Hicklin, one of the visionaries. The future snapshot of Tucumcari’s downtown is what a group […]

All aboard te Rock Island Line

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “Do yuh hear that whistle down the line? I figure that it’s engine number forty nine, She’s the only one that’ll sound that way. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe!” That’s a song that won an Oscar, in a 1946 film starring Judy Garland. The movie? “The […]

Credit union remembers its roots

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Those trekking through Tucumcari may need a double take when they notice what looks like the old train depot in the middle of Route 66. A second glance proves the building is not the railroad station at all, but Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. Working with the Dallas architecture firm Financial Design […]

Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]

CIty gets $1.3 million from state for railroad spur project

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2006 capital outlay has committed $1.3 million to Quay County for the purpose of paying for a future railroad spur in Tucumcari. The spur would be a section of Union-Pacific railroad track that would run from existing tracks to a future industrial park, said Pete Kampfert, […]

Hodge announces for Quay County Commission

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge has entered the race for the Second District Quay County Commissioner’s race. He has lived in Quay County since 1984. He is married and has three children. He was an agent for Plateau Cell Phones a division of New Liberty until the railroad and trucking industries moved out of the area. […]