Everyone should pursue joy in life

I went to San Antonio for work-related business recently. While riding the bus from the airport to my hotel, a soothing baritone voice came across the intercom saying, “Approaching Joy.” The announcement meant that Joy Street was the next cross street, but it recharged the joyful attitude that I generally experience. God wants us to […]

Imaginations run wild too often

Baxter Black I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes. On my bus were an oriental man and his child. They were tourists going skiing, so I deduced from their luggage. The boy exclaimed, “Daddy, […]

Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

Police blotter — Aug. 18

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 10:33 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man in a retail store on West Route 66. An officer told the man not to return to the store. At 12:21 p.m., […]

January 1944

Sheriff Hubert Beasley and others left in search of a Tucumcari-Clovis bus reported lost in a heavy snowstorm. Drifts two and three feet deep were encountered before the bus was found four miles this side of Wheatland. Passengers had sought shelter in a nearby farm house. … Neumon Parker, county school superintendent, caught in the […]

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 […]

She help to keep Hounds rolling

By Chelle Delaney One of the drivers calls her grandma. And some of those buying tickets may call her the “Greyhound lady.” The small gray-haired woman behind the red counter at the Greyhound Bus Lines ticket office in Tucumcari is LaRose Hicks Szaloy. Her office, 10 feet by 16 feet, sits on the edge of […]

Agency drills focus on a mock bus attack

By Chelle Delaney On Wednesday, a 46-passenger bus exploded in Coronado Park on Camino del Coronado. The explosion was caused by a 6-pound package of explosives that could have easily fit into a backpack and detonated if a homicide bomber wanted to blow himself or herself and the bus to bits. The response was quick. […]

Man killed in I-40

According to New Mexico State Police, a tractor trailer traveling in the westbound lanes of I-40 near milepost 314, drifted into the eastbound lanes Sunday morning, striking a sport utility vehicle driven by Billy Wayne Garrett of Oklahoma. Garrett was killed on impact. The driver of the tractor trailer, Zhi Yan Wu of California, and […]

Bus tour showcases salt cedar removal methods

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a bus tour Thursday, Aug. 12, to explore various eradication programs working to rid northeastern New Mexico of the salt cedar. Quay County Extension agriculture agent Pete Walden said the tour is designed to portray the actual spraying and let everyone see what is working in […]