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,” […]

State patrol officer commands area

William Thompson Lieutenant Nathan Wallace of the New Mexico State Police is in charge of a large portion of eastern New Mexico from an area west of Santa Rosa all the way to the state border with Texas. Based in Tucumcari, Wallace said he has around eleven officers under his command in Tucumcari and Quay […]

Joe Wayne Wallace, Robert and Mary Jane Steiner

Joe Wayne Wallace Joe Wayne Wallace, 54, of Las Cruces, died Thursday, June 17, 2004. He was born Jan. 27, 1950 in Tucumcari. He was the owner/operator of Wallace Construction. He was also an outdoors man, farmer, gardener and fisherman. He is survived by four children: Shane and Kristy of Albuquerque, and Casey and Tammy […]

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 […]

Homicide investigation continues

TV Hagenah According to representatives of area law enforcement agencies, work is continuing in the homicide investigation of the death of Joanie Vance of rural Tucumcari which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts on First Street around 5 p.m. “Investigating officers are working on it extremely hard,” said New […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas […]

Man drowns in Ute Lake

Angela Peacock Police believe alcohol is involved in the accidental drowning death of a 20-year-old Logan man at Ute Lake’s Oldham Overlook over the weekend. Family members told police Amner Moreno-Ortiz was a poor swimmer. He was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Saturday by his aunt, who watched him enter the water and never return. […]

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 […]

‘Angels in Black’ look to stop DWI

Angela Peacock Educating citizens about the effects and dangers of excessive drinking and driving is how New Mexico’s “Angels in Black” will be spending their Memorial Day weekend. Over the upcoming holiday, New Mexico State Police officers will host the state-wide Angels in Black campaign designed to educate the public about irresponsible alcohol use. A […]