Two injured in Interstate 40 rollover

William Thompson A man and a woman were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after their vehicle rolled over twice on I-40 just west of the 334 mile marker. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Sgt. Rigo Chavarria of New Mexico State Police said driver fatigue may have played a […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]

Four die in area auto accidents

David Irvin Three Quay county residents died as a result of vehicle crashes over the last five days Around midnight Sunday Tucumcari youth Dathan Garcia, 17, died just outside Portales. In a second accident Monday outside St. Vrain, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a result […]

Police vehicle hit

William Thompson It is perhaps a motorist’s worst nightmare to crash into a police vehicle. That nightmare came true for a 16-year-old girl Monday afternoon at the intersection of Washington and South Ninth Street. According to Sgt. Cleo Baker of New Mexico State Police, the girl was driving northbound on South Ninth Street when she […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]

Logan limits DMV jobs

TV Hagenah By TV Hagenah Quay County Sun The Village of Logan Department of Motor Vehicles is trimming down the level of services they offer to people who come into their building at least for a month or two. According to Village Administrator Assistant Rose Kelly who is in charge of the motor vehicle department […]

Public Record Dec. 31

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 29 • About 9 a.m. a male reported a burglary of an automobile and officers advised that a CD player was stolen out a Cadillac Deville at a business on the 1100 block of West Tucumcari […]

Turkey day safety tips

By Angela Peacock By planning ahead, applying common sense and adhering to a few simple travelers tips, everyone can help to create safer driving conditions on all New Mexico roadways this Thanksgiving, according to state highway officials. “We want everyone traveling New Mexico’s highways to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday,” said New Mexico […]

Man dies when vehicle falls in canal

By Dave Gragg An 18-year-old Tucumcari man died Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was riding in fell into an irrigation canal north of Tucumcari. Clinton Cox was in the passenger side of an older model International Scout driven by 18-year-old Brian Young of Logan, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Nathan Wallace. Young lost […]

State Police intercept 30 pounds of meth

Sun Staff New Mexico State Police officers found more than 30 pounds of methamphetimes during a traffic stop Tuesday morning at the 334 eastbound milepost on I-40. The 1998 Ford Explorer was stopped for a seatbelt violation. During the traffic stop, conversation with the driver revealed inconsistent stories and extreme nervous behavior. Officers asked for […]