Crashes raise safe driving concerns

Thomas Garcia With holiday travel just around the corner, practicing safe and sensible driving can help ensure your road trip does not end in tragedy, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. “The obvious thing to do is give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going,” Baker said. “Then remember […]

Bikers flock to road rally

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Weekend attendance and participation in the seventh annual Mother Road Rally was good, according to rally officials. “It got off to a slow start but everything turned out OK,” said Melissa Foster, rally board president. The bikers began to file in and register for the days events which included […]

Cage fighting added to Mother Road Rally

Organizers have put together a two-day schedule of events including cage fighting for the seventh annual Mother Road Rally in Tucumcari. “We decided to try something new this year with the cage fighting,” said Melissa Foster, president, MRR board of directors. Foster said on Wednesday most, if-not-all of the ringside seats are sold. She said […]

Road marker features pioneer woman

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new roadside marker on west Route 66 honors a local pioneering woman’s legacy. More than 20 residents and family members attended a dedication Thursday of a historical marker honoring Yetta Goldsmith Kohn. “I am touched they have chosen to recognize my great-great-grandmother,” said Yetta Julee Coffman. Coffman is […]

Area cancellations and closures

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QCS Staff San Jon Public Schools closed.District Attorney’s Office closed.District Court Office closed.Tucumcari Public Schools closed.House Public Schools closed.Quay County Magistrate Court closed. Grady Round Robin (basketball tournament) Day 1 all games canceled.

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory […]

Logan woman dies near Grady

A Logan woman died Aug. 18 while traveling near Grady. Officials initially thought Patricia Phillips, 70, was the victim of a fatal crash. They now believe she died of natural causes after pulling her car off the road. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. on Aug. […]

Revving up for Mother Road Rally

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Thomas Garcia Bikers, vendors and patrons of the 6th annual Mother Road Rally began gathering Friday afternoon for this year’s festivities at the Quay County Fair grounds. One of the first bikers in for the rally, Ken Fernandez, looked around the different vendors and visited with fellow bikers. To kick off the first day, the […]

Suspect in Hittson slaying indicted

By Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Roswell man was indicted Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a Tucumcari truck driver. In addition to pre-meditated murder, Brandon Barela is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree armed robbery, two third-degree counts of tampering with evidence and battery, District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]

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 […]