Two arrested in high-speed pursuit

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QCS Staff Two men were arrested Monday after leading police on a chase on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari in which the suspects’ vehicle reached speeds of up to 140 mph, according to New Mexico State Police officials. Gilbert Moreno, 27, of Albuquerque, Jason Decarlo, 23, of Groesbeck, Texas, were taken into custody without incident […]

Press release: Three arrested after pursuit on I-40 East of Tucumcari

Press Release (From New Mexico State Police)

Basketball season ready to begin for Quay County teams

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Speed will be the name of the game for the Quay County boys basketball teams this season. All four teams in the county will try and get up and down the court quickly — that’s how they’ll make up for a lack of size on the […]

Tucumcari wrestling team looks for strong season

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer There was hardly room to stand as 35 Rattlers grappled, tossed and pinned each other during Tuesday’s night wrestling practice. “Man, is it not great seeing this many kids out,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “I would like to keep them all but the work out might be […]

Suspect in high-speed chase in jail

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An 18-year-old Texas man charged with armed robbery and fleeing from officers in a high-speed chase for more than 120 miles on Interstate 40 late Wednesday is being held in the Quay County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. Jonathan Colton Parsons of Granbury, Texas, is charged with armed robbery […]

I-40 construction will cause speed to be reduced to 45mp

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reducing the speed limit to 45 mph on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari because of paving work, according to a press release. The construction area is between the Paloma (Stuckey’s) and the Tucumcari West exit, the release said. There also will be lane closures on […]

They say new cameras won’t track speed

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By QCS Staff When you gaze up at cameras on the new light poles at the intersection of Tucumcari Boulevard and First Street, you may think that Albuquerque’s red light/speed cameras have come to Tucumcari. Not so, says the camera installer for Bixby Electric Inc. of Albuquerque. The cameras are for “sensors to tell how […]

Cattle formidable foes under stress

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist “Isn’t that Larry’s heifer?” asked Dick. The two-year old black whiteface was running down the fence line along Highway 90. Traffic was moderate on the 4-lane highway. The shoulder was not smooth. Arroyos and ridges thick with rocks and brush made any chase risky. “Pull over,” said Dick. The south […]