Tucumcari overtaken by motorists, truckers

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By Quay County Sun Staff Tucumcari has been overwhelmed on Saturday and New Year’s Eve with truckers and motorists who have not been able to get consistent access to Interstate 40 because of weather conditions and accidents. Tucumcari police officers, Patty Lopez and Detective Jack Henrickson, rushed to the U.S. Highway 54 (Mountain Road) and […]

Street open for public

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This afternoon, there will be a grand opening of Main Street. Those orange construction barrels barring traffic on Main Street will have departed.  Cars  and trucks will again be able to use  long-blocked Main Street. You’ll be able to go east and west and and north over the overpass onto […]

Construction entering next phase

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QCS Staff About five weeks in, the First Street road construction project is about to move into another phase. Work has gone relatively smooth so far, according to First Street Project Superintendent Johnny Macias. Crews are about to finish up the Interstate-40 interchange area to Washington Street, one of four phases of the project. The […]

Construction to resume April 17

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun After a long winter break, the First Street road construction project is set to resume in a little more than a week. April 17 marks the start of the construction, which will be in four phases. Construction will take place, and significant traffic and access impacts are expected through […]

Shooting puts law enforcement on alert

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop on March 22. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head and died. For […]

Traffic safety halting issue

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South […]

Finding the roadmap to life

By By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee (Psalm 143:8). Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]

Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

State Police intercept 30 pounds of meth

Sun Staff New Mexico State Police officers found more than 30 pounds of methamphetimes during a traffic stop Tuesday morning at the 334 eastbound milepost on I-40. The 1998 Ford Explorer was stopped for a seatbelt violation. During the traffic stop, conversation with the driver revealed inconsistent stories and extreme nervous behavior. Officers asked for […]