Suspects in Quay County kidnapping and slaying to plea guilty

Scott Sandlin Jan. 20–Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County. A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court, [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Woman from Ida enjoys friend’s company

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day pass that this woman from Ima isn’t pleased to be living in Quay County. As usual, Aggie and I took our Sunday afternoon drive and walk in the country. When we were returning to town, we stopped to watch a donkey and horse and to take a few pictures [...]

McCartney’s visit to Tucumcari was story to remember

By Lynn Moncus Although Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stopped along Route 66 in Tucumcari on August 7, 2008, the occasion is still very fresh in the memory of Ruth Daniels, owner of Things on 66 Blvd. Recently, she shared her story with me and allowed me to read the story by Luke Dennehy in [...]

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, [...]

Passing through —

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Jared Schmidt, stopped at Del’s Restaurant for a bite to eat as he travels from Willows California to Norman Oklahoma. Schmidt plans to attend

Couple brings cross to town

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple stopped in Tucumcari as they travel across New Mexico on a mission to share a gift of faith. Gene and Inez Lovato visited the residence of Jimmy and Gloria Rivera with some precious cargo. In the back of a enclosed travel trailer laid a six-foot crucifix [...]

Old-fashioned news remains neighborly

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We haven’t visited about neighborly news in quite some time, so let’s just sit back to think about a few friends we have seen or heard from in the last few days. Two offspring of some early settlers in the Ima area stopped at the coffee table to fill me [...]

Tucumcari way station for caravans

Dave Gragg Old ’vette, new ’vette; red ’vette, blue ’vette. Not to mention yellows, oranges, blacks and silvers. In fact, there were more than 200 Corvettes in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday as they headed east in a cross-country caravan. Most of the Corvette owners who arrived Monday night were part of the Southern California [...]