Thankfullly, it was quiet over holiday

By QCS Staff It was a quiet Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Quay County, according to police officials There were two accidents and one DWI arrest in Quay County, New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. There were no fatalities. “It was a safe holiday weekend,” Baker said. “The fact that people knew the DWI [...]

Weekend vehicle accident results in fatality

QCS Staff A weekend car wreck resulted in the death of a Florida woman and sent a man to an Amarillo hospital. The accident happened at 7:23 a.m on Saturday, 15 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker reported a Toyota pickup pulling a U-Haul trailer traveling west [...]

Thousands enjoy Labor Day holiday at Ute, Conchas

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico State Police had no DWI arrests in Quay County over the Labor Day weekend. But they did seize 307 pounds of marijuana, officials said. With the assistance of the Tucumcari Police K-9 unit, state police officers working on I-40 made three seizures of marijuana with a [...]

Going down memory lane with Rattlers

By Lnn Moncus Talk about “a sentimental journey”! The weekend of Rattler Reunion was just that and one of the most enjoyable gatherings yet. The Class of 1977 created a magic spell with “The Wizard of Oz” theme and made us much aware that ”There’s no place like home.” Because I cut my teeth on [...]

Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited [...]

Irrigation canals will soon be flowing with water

By QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District ordered the irrigation water “on” on Tuesday. Area residents can expect to see water in the canals and laterals around town by this weekend. Parents are encouraged to keep a close watch on their children. Landowners are reminded that all fences and gates are to be removed [...]

Area stays safe despite snow

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Accidents were at a minimum on Friday and Saturday when snow blanketed Tucumcari. However, road crews are putting in long hours to keep the roads clear and safe, a state transportation official said. “We were a little busy but only worked two accidents,” said Quay County Sheriff Joe Schallert. [...]

Weather cancellations

This weekend’s weather has caused cancellations. • The “Tucumcari’s Got Talent” show, to be presented by the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been canceled. • The Tucumcari High School wresting team’s meet this weekend at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso also [...]

Cold keeps clutch on county

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Arctic cold front that moved into the Quay County area on Friday drove temperatures down to 2 degrees, frosted the landscape and iced over roads. It also caused power outages and dozens of accidents but no fatalities were reported. Power outages in Union County caused power failures at [...]

Holiday weekend: A good one for cops

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a quiet holiday weekend on the roads, according to officials of the Tucumcari Police Department and New Mexico State Police. “We only had eight arrests this weekend and only three of them were alcohol related. Usually during the holiday season we get a lot of domestic (arguments [...]