Police: Suspect has history of violence

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The man arrested Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a Tucumcari motel worker has a history of violence and mental illness, a state police officer said. James Benuska, 39, being held in the Quay County Detention Center, is charged with an open count of murder in the death […]

Mayor Mayfield resigns

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By QCS Staff Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my health […]

Man arrested in woman’s death

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A male suspect, James Benuska, has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in the case of a 60-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday morning at the Microtel Inn on First Street, a New Mexico State Police officer said. Investigators believe that Nancy Archibeque of […]

Woman found dead at motel

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A female motel worker was found dead this morning at a Tucumcari motel on First Street, New Mexico State Police said. “We are investigating a homicide,” said Lt. Cleo Baker. The woman was an employee of the Microtel Inn on First Street, he said. Officers were stationed around the […]

Mesalands seeking funds for wind institute

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the services of a new lobbying firm for the 2008 legislative session on Tuesday at its monthly meeting. Mesalands president Phillip O. Barry asked the board to approve Butch Maki and Associates as the college’s lobbyist. Barry said the firm was being […]

Rattlers going for second win against Lobos

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers head south Friday to play the 3A Chaparral Lobos at Anthony. Chapparal’s stadium is under renovations, so the game will be played at 7 p.m., at the Gadsden high school in Anthony. “It’s going to be a long trip down there but I told the […]

God is there in every season

By Debra Whittington Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11      Even though the calendar doesn’t officially declare that summer is over and it is now fall, the weather states otherwise. The cool, crisp mornings […]

09-19-07: 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 3:44 p.m., a female reported vandalism at a residence on South Jackson Street. An officer advised that the caller’s garage had graffiti […]

Roy “Bogie” Chapman Bogart, Jr

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Roy “Bogie” Chapman Bogart., 83, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas.

Cattle guards not fit for team

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Horses and cattle guards don’t mix. So, when new cattle guards were installed on QR 70, between Highway 54 and San Jon, rancher Lee Stone wasn’t as thankful as some might expect. Stone is probably one of a few ranchers who still uses a team of horses to check […]