Police seek cause of death of man found hit by train

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police are investigating the death of Rodney Judd, 27, who was hit by train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. last Sunday, a department official confirmed on Friday. “We are looking into the cause and manner of his death.” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “We want to rule out any foul […]

Man found dead on railroad tracks

By QCS Staff A 27-year-old Hispanic man from Tucumcari was hit and killed by a train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. Sunday, police said. The man’s name is not being released until his next of kin have been notified, said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. The man had a cell phone and he is known […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Tucumcari man is in intensive care after being hit by train

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital,

August 1974

National Guardsmen left for their annual camp held at El Paso, Texas. … The class of 1944 was host to the 1974 Rattler Reunion…The Tucumcari Recreation Department sponsored youth motorcycle races at the motocross track in Metropolitan Park. … A 22-year-old Juarez, Mexico man, Marcello Sainz, had both his legs severed below the knee when […]

City has train of thoughts for depot

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Family friendly. Shade. Signs from the 1930s-1940s. Art. These were just a few of the ideas that residents and city officials had for the Tucumcari Train Station as it takes center stage in the planning for the revitalization of the city’s downtown as part of the MainStreet program. About 25 […]

Sunday visit to train station

If you’d like a say in the future of the Tucumcari Railroad Station, come to Dean’s restaurant at noon on Sunday. Elmo Baca, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is conducting a site visit on behalf of the city’s MainStreet project. Baca will be accompanied by five graduate students who are studying […]

$400,000 grant for train station in works

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The centerpiece of Tucumcari’s downtown redevelopment will be its railroad station, which next month, will have $400,000 for improvements. The improvements of the Tucumcari Train Station will be working in tandem with the MainStreet project, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Funding for the […]

Watch for the full moon monikers

By Ryn Gargulinski If anyone heard some howling on Thursday, I swear it wasn’t me. But it could have been any number of coyotes, demons or anything else that delights in a full moon. The full moon is especially magical for New Mexico as evidenced by the great number of Land of Enchantment souvenirs that […]

High Plains offers plenty for travelers

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS columnist Summer tourists will soon be flocking to the shores of California, unbending their maps and looking lost on New York City’s subways and even popping their heads into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While New Mexico has it made with places like Santa Fe and Taos until Julia Roberts wrecked it, more […]