Courthouse funds up for approval

QCS Staff A bill supporting $335,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County and the City of Tucumcari is in the process of being approved in the state Legislature. House Tax and Revenue Committee substitute for House Bill 191 earmarks $185,000 for Quay County Courthouse renovations and $150,000 for Tucumcari trash collection trucks. “This is […]

Motor tour draws more than 40 to Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia On Saturday the vintage classic cars, newer cars, trucks with campers in tow and RVs set out from the Tucumcari Convention Center on the first leg of the Route 66 Motor Tour. “I am from Amarillo and love Route 66,” said Bob “Crocodile” Lile. “When I found out this tour was going to […]

12-01-2007: Birthdays, holiday lighting contests

Monster truck fan … The bigger the wheels, the better life is when it comes to Johnathan Michael Romero. Johnathan is a monster truck fan who loves to push his trucks along any route, and who will be celebrating his first birthday on Sunday with a monster truck theme, attended by friends and family, said […]

Interstate gives Mesalands two trucks for training

Special to the QCS A ceremonial delivery of Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC) keys has taken place at Mesalands Community College. The keys are for two Freightliner Century Class trucks to be used as part of the training program offered by the college for new IDC drivers. Participating in the ceremony were Don Smith, Driver Development […]

Missouri man killed in crash on U.S. 54

QCS Staff One person died in an accident Thursday morning outside of Logan. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police, Dennis Bottorff, 58, of St. Joseph, Mo. was killed from a collision of two trucks on U.S. 54. Bottorff’s truck struck the trailer of an eastbound commercial truck, according to the release, […]

12/17 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 10:16 p.m., a female reported vandalism at College and Route 66. Police arrived to find the tires slashed on her vehicle. At 11:12 p.m., a male called to report trucks running behind […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

New fire truck pumped for service

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN What’s red and yellow and lime and white and found all over? The answer is a Quay County fire truck, according to District 1 Fire Chief Gerald Lucero, who has been fighting Quay County fires for more than two decades. Of course, Lucero is not referring to one truck […]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, […]