Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue [...]

Man’s death still under investigation after one year

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A year has passed since a 20-year-old Logan cowboy died on a ranch near Grady, but New Mexico State Police still have not ruled on what caused his death. At the time of Juan Lucero’s death on Feb. 24, 2004, State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker said it appeared Lucero [...]

Truck rollover on Route 66

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William Thompson A tractor-trailer rolled over Sunday morning on W. Route 66 Boulevard near the I-40 interchange at mile marker 329. The driver, Garry Colvin, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where officials said he is in stable condition. Officer Dennis Garcia of Tucumcari Police said the accident is still under investigation.

Charges shelved in local case

William Thompson Jimmy L. Ingram, the man charged with harassment of a recent widow, had his case continued for six months in Quay County Magistrate Court recently. A court document states that parties in the case agreed to dismissal of the case in six months provided Ingram has no contact with Audra Pangburn, widow of [...]

Man accused of harassing recent widow

William Thompson A man involved in a Nov. 3 traffic fatality has been charged with harassing the accident victim’s widow, police records show. Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr., the man involved in the Nov. 3 fatal accident in the parking lot of the Country Inn Motel, has been arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges [...]

Husband increases reward

TV Hagenah Local rancher James Vance, whose wife was killed on Jan. 20, said he and several friends have raised their reward for information on the killing to $2,000. The $2,000 is in addition to the $1,000 currently being offered by area Crime Stoppers, “for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) [...]

Homicide investigation continues

TV Hagenah According to representatives of area law enforcement agencies, work is continuing in the homicide investigation of the death of Joanie Vance of rural Tucumcari which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts on First Street around 5 p.m. “Investigating officers are working on it extremely hard,” said New [...]

Three female detainees accuse jailer of sex crimes

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By Ryan Lengerich A Quay County Juvenile Detention Center officer was arrested Monday and charged with sex-related crimes against three juvenile detainees, police said. Robert Gonzales, 27, of Tucumcari was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court documents [...]

Jets’ air show fate in Air Force hands, organizer confident

By Ryan Lengerich Whether or not the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at this year’s Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show depends on who you ask. Rotary Club member and event organizer Bob McClelland Jr. said the jets will undoubtedly be flying at the Oct. 1 show. But U.S Air Force Public Affairs Officer Capt. [...]

Thunderbirds’ air show appearance in doubt after crash

By Ryan Lengerich A U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird crashed this weekend at an air show causing uncertainty for the planes’ status at the Oct. 1 Rotary Air Show in Tucumcari. Thunderbird Capt. Chris Stricklin ejected safely just moments before his plane crashed and erupted into flames Sunday afternoon at the Gunfighter Skies Air Show [...]