I-40 accidents happen near same spot

William Thompson New Mexico State Police Officers responded to two accidents on I-40 that occurred in close proximity to one another around 10 a.m. Monday. The driver of a pickup was airlifted to Northwest Plains Hospital in Amarillo where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. “The calls came in one right after the other,” […]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment […]

Mesalands truckers get green light

Mesalands Community College’s Commercial Truck Driving program has been given a five-year recertification by Professional Truck Driver Institute of Alexandria, Va. In the letter granting the recertification, the PTDI representative said, “Congratulations on this significant (five-year) achievement.” According to MCC truck-driving instructor Jerry Welch, the PTDI is recognized throughout the trucking industry as the standard […]

State police capture fugitives near Tucumcari

William Thompson A married couple wanted for felony child abuse in connection with the death of a young girl in Colorado were apprehended by New Mexico State Police around 4 p.m. Monday near Tucumcari. Harley Quint Young was wanted for child abuse resulting in death. His wife, Micah Marie Young, was wanted for child abuse […]

City gets money for new truck

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Fire Department is getting a new fire truck by way of a grant from the New Mexico governor’s office, and members of the fire department are elated about it. “We are very happy about this news,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry when he heard it was official that Tucumcari would […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trucker measures miles in millions

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By Ryan Lengerich Doug Chambers has driven 5 1/2 million miles. Million. That would be Tucumcari to Albuquerque — 31,073 times. He’s never had a wreck and hasn’t had speeding ticket in 14 years. Chambers, a 49-year-old road warrior from St. George, Utah, has been a truck driver for 34 years. As he has done […]

Gomicinda Montano spent 17 years serving poor

By Ryan Lengerich Gomicinda Montano was a nomad. The Tucumcari woman loved to travel and enjoyed being around people, family members said. It was her affinity for travel that took her and boyfriend Telfilo “Toby” Salas to Pueblo, Colo. last weekend, said Ben Montano, her son. Montano, 71, and Salas, 74, were killed in a […]