Homicide victim believed to be Tucumcari truck driver

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Investigators believe a homicide victim found in eastern Curry County on Thursday morning is a 51-year-old truck driver from Tucumcari. But officers are hesitant to conclusively identify Ronnie Ernest Hittson as Thursday’s victim, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said, until a full investigation is performed by medical examiners. “At […]

03-11-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 12:36 a.m., a male came into the Tucumcari Police Department to report that a white truck had run over his mother’s mailbox on east Elm Street.l […]

12-31-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 10:17 a.m., a male reported to the Logan Police Department that someone had stolen a lighted reindeer from his yard at a trailer park in Logan.l […]

09-27-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 8:50 a.m., a male reported that someone had broken into his truck and removed his GPS after he moved his truck from a fuel island on […]

San Jon hopes to halt shrinking tax revenue

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newest truck stops are pulling traffic past San Jon’s I-40 exit and putting a big dent in San Jon’s operating budget this fiscal year, said a Village of San Jon official. The village estimates it will lose about $50,000, or more than 3 percent of its $1.6 million […]

Building boom at Mountain Road and i-40

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Look east or west from Mountain Road at 1-40, and you’ll see two competitors: the Flying J and Love’s. Each is after 18-wheelers and their diesels steaming across the interstate. In Love’s corner, at the bottom left, is a $4.5 million travel stop. The new 4,321-square-foot operation will add 12 new positions to its existing […]

Highlights of Route 66 fesitval

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Route 66 festivities on Saturday brought out several hundred locals and visitors who participated in the morning parade and enjoyed the day’s activities through the monster truck crush.

Ready for Route 66 festival

The Route 66 Festival is set for June 15 and 16. And planners and organizers are packing activities into one solid event this year. On June 15 there will be live music and a watermelon feed at Kvols park to kick off the Route 66 Festival. On June 16 there will be events throughout the […]

Flying J readying site for construction

By QCS Staff For the next 10 days trucks will be dumping about 80,000 tons of dirt at the site of the New Flying J truck stop, said Ryck Voisard, construction manager for the Flying J company. At 20 tons per truckload, that’s 4,000 runs of dirt that will be used to fill the site […]

Russell’ s grab ‘em at the Texas border

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A truck stop plaza developer plans to round up those semis in Quay County before they leave New Mexico and right after they cross the Texas border. New Mexico businessman and entrepreneur, Emory Russell, is building a truck stop and plaza at Endee, said an official of Russell’s company […]