Police: Ice cause of fatal crash

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Thomas Garcia A local animal rescue volunteer was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 40 as she was transporting a puppy for adoption. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Catherine Priddy-Bugg, 51, of Tucu-mcari, died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident on I-40 west of Tucumcari. “It was just another day […]

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 […]

Dad provides the legwork, and son is his partner in fun

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Blair Anthony Robertson There’s nothing to it, really. They get on their specially made bike, with their helmets, sunglasses and matching jerseys, and then they go, riding together mile after mile, the faster and farther the better. Dad, who is 59, pedals smoothly and efficiently while going 20 mph or more. His 30-year-old son sits […]

Highway 469 reopens

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Highway 469 has reopened after San Jon firefighters extinguished a grass fire Sunday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Craig Brashear said the fire spanned about 50 acres and that the cause of the fire is undetermined.

4-H to host 3D archery shoot

Brenda Bishop The Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be hosting a 3D archery fun shoot June 11. The shoot will take place at Five Mile Park beginning at 8 a.m. All cards will be due by 1 p.m. Fees are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and will be used to cover […]

U.S. 54 fire contained

QCSun staff A grass fire that started at U.S. 54 mile marker 310 around 1 p.m. Saturday has been contained by area fire crews, Tucumcari Fire Department Chief Mike Cherry said. “It’s not controlled. It’s contained, but we think fully contained. There’s still hot spots. We’ve released almost everybody and there’s a couple of trucks […]

Officials to relocate playground equipment

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Thomas Garcia State and city officials agreed on a plan to restore and relocate the playground equipment from the Five Mile Park to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “It is good to see proactive involvement from a community to save a historical location such as Five Mile Park,” said Pilar M. Cannizzaro, architectural project reviewer for […]

Student on cross-country walk of faith passes through Tucumcari

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QCS Staff A student walking from California to South Carolina stops in Tucumcari as he rest from his 2,411-mile pilgrimage home. Tobiah Steinmetz, said he was on a walk of faith Friday afternoon as he visited the Quay County Sun offices. “I was compelled by God to walk across the country,” Steinmetz said. Steinmetz, 25, […]

04-18-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 8:42 p.m., a female requested an officer to her residence on south Seventh Street to talk with her two sons who told her a woman had […]

01-31-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday At 11:05 a.m., an anonymous caller reported an accident at the intersection of First Street and Route 66 Boulevard. The caller said the cars were blocking one […]