Closure of I-40 strands motorist in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 […]

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The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:57 a.m., a woman reported a fight on the 300 block of East Turner. • At 7:39 a.m., a woman reported a theft from a fuel station on the 700 […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction “Devils Gate,” by Clive Cussler. In the ninth NUMA files novel, Kurt Austin and his crew uncover a plan to blackmail major nations. “The Vault,” by Ruth Rendell. With their own detectives at an impasse, police call on former Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired […]

I-40 re-opened, U.S. Highway 54 remains closed

QCS Staff I-40 eastbound and west bound have been reopened along with U.S. 54 to the Texas state line.

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction “11/22/63” by Stephen King. An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald, but first he must determine if Oswald is guilty. “Hotel Vendome” by Daneille Steel. Surrounded […]

Police ‘close’ to arrest on counterfeit money incidents

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police are investigating three reports of counterfeit money being passed at local retailers. “We are very close to making an arrest,” said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said detectives are close to obtaining a warrant for one suspect believed to be responsible for two of the reports. “We feel the third incident […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

On the shelves — Dec. 7

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction “V is for Vengeance,” by Sue Grafton. A spider web of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of V is for Vengeance. “Explosive Eighteen,” by Janet Evanovich. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international […]

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The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 1:13 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 500 block of East Elm Avenue. • At 10:26 a.m., a man went into the Police Department on the 200 […]

Area schools to delay classes

QCS Staff San Jon and Tucumcari school officials delay the start of classes for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Tucumcari Public Schools will have a two hour delay classes will begin at 10 a.m., and school buses will run in town only. San Jon School will have a two hour delay and classes will start […]