Tucumcari area snowpacked

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year is causing road closures and government offices to close. And a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to Amarillo was closed about 11:30 a.m. today, said Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett. There have been no serious accidents, [...]

Tucumcari woman slain

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By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering [...]

Economic development director leaving

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By QCS Staff Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., said he will be leaving his post on Feb. 9. Kampfer is taking a new position in Texas and will become the executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corp. and president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Paris is [...]

June 3, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department over the last few days: Wednesday • At 3:19 a.m., an unknown male reported an erratic driver on Fourth Street. Officers advised it was a lady delivering newspapers and they spoke with her about her driving. • At 8:34 a.m., a male [...]

May 31, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days: Sunday • At 2:03 a.m., a female called in a fight at a hotel. Officers arrived and the people fighting were separated. • At 2 p.m., a female called in a burglary at Chaparral Street. An officer [...]

Man arrested on breaking and entering charge

QCS Staff Felipe Moreno, 41, a resident of Villa Inn apartments on East Main Street, was arrested in the Villa Inn’s parking lot about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Tucumcari police charged him with one count of breaking and entering, criminal trespass and concealing identity, according to police records. About 2 a.m. Tucumcari police received a call [...]

Woman arrested during drug bust

William Thompson Sgt. Patti Lopez and Patrolman Jason Adams showed up New Year’s Day at Mountain View Apartments, Apartment 205, and arrested Cynthia Lee Boykin, 38, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Tucumcari Police officers had received a tip earlier in the day. “Sometimes when we pay a visit to someone it’s [...]

Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall [...]