09-26-07: Tuck’s Turf

Wow. What beautiful weather lately and we all need to take advantage of it while it lasts. Get your clubs and friends and enjoy the great weather. This is also a good of the year for course maintenance and to clean up from the summer. So, bear with us. And if you have any comments, [...]

Threats cause school evacuations

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Middle School was evacuated twice on Tuesday because of bomb threats. At 11: 24 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller said faculty and students would be hurt, Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch said. A second call at 11:40 a.m. said the harm would come from a bomb, Roch said. [...]

09-26-07: 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. According to reports: Friday l At 3:14 p.m., an officer served a warrant at a residence on South Second Street. One male subject was arrested on four outstanding [...]

Nancy Archibeque

Services: Have been held. Nancy Archibeque, 60, died Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2007, in Tucumcari. Ms. Archibeque was born Aug. 10, 1947 in Vaughn to Juan Andres and Soledad Armijo Archibeque. She was reared and attended schools in Vaughn. She was currently working at the Microtel Inn in Tucumcari at the time of her death.  She  [...]

Henry “Hank” Dempsey

Services: Will be scheduled at later date. Henry “Hank” Dempsey, 59, of Monahans, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Monahans Managed Care Center. Mr. Dempsey was born Jan. 21, 1948 at Truth or Consequences. He was a retired automotive mechanic. He was also member of the Baptist church. Mr. Dempsey is survived by seven [...]

September 1942

Postmaster T. N. Lawson reported an increase in requests for V-mail letter sheets. Only three sheets a day were allowed per person to write letters to soldiers overseas. … Sid Latham, who lived northeast of town, reported excellent rains in his area. … A truckload of furniture arrived for pre-glider school students housed at the [...]

Hopson honored with cowboy award

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Behind the scenes of the 14th Annual Cowboy Poetry and Song Gathering at Nara Visa was a big secret. It was one the Hopson family wasn�t sure they could keep from Harry Hastings Hopson. In June Hopson�s family was notified that he�d had been selected to receive the Buck [...]

Around Town, Pecan Bake Off, ‘Little Mary’ turns 103

Pecan Bake Off… Do you like Pecans? The Quay County Extension Service is hosting a Pecan Bake Off to show off Quay County’s pecan industry.  The contest will be Oct. 13 during the first Six Shooter Siding Festival. The people’s choice tasting will be at the Pecan Booth from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stop [...]

Man pleads not guilty in motel slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun James Allen Benuska, 39, has pleaded not guilty in district court to charges of murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari motel clerk, according to court documents. Helen Nancy Archibeque, 60, a night shift clerk, was found slain at the Microtel Inn last [...]

Are we on the road not taken, or life’s broad avenues

By Leonard Lauriault Many eastern New Mexicans drive a lot. Our smaller communities have lots to offer, but not everything we need. So, we have to go to the larger cities for some things. There are several routes from Tucumcari to Clovis, each requiring about the same amount time, although they’re slightly different distances. No [...]