Charge of vehicular homicide filed

By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Jimmy L. Ingram faces one count of homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of William Pangburn last November at the Country Inn Motel. Pangburn, the late owner of the motel, died Nov. 3 after police said he was struck in the motel parking lot by a vehicle driven […]

Canine takes over her ‘slave’s’ column

Linn Moncus At long last, the slave is out of sight so I, Aggie, can do some visiting with my fans. As you have discovered, I haven’t been permitted to write for several months, and I surely have appreciated your calls to check on my health. Actually, I have been quite well, thank you, and […]

Quay Sun introduces interim editor

By Leslie Radford: QCS interim managing editor My name is Leslie Radford. I’m a redneck country girl from Muleshoe, Texas. Most of my family is there, including my mom the truck driver and my two younger brothers: Cody, 21, runs our family farming business and Randall,17, works at a feedyard down the road from our […]

1/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Jan. 18 • Around 12:30 a.m. a Tucumcari Police Officer found graffiti on the west side of Rhodes Field House, Tucumcari High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. The officer stated the graffiti said “West Side Crips.” The […]

Freak accident claims man’s life

William Thompson The owner of the Country Inn Motel on West Route 66 died from injuries suffered in a bizarre parking lot accident at the motel Wednesday morning. Lt. Charles Newman of Tucumcari Police Department said the motel owner, William Pangburn, was struck by a vehicle driven by Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr. “Mr. Pangburn was […]

Logan Bass Club hosts tournament

William Thompson The 13th annual Ute Lake Open bass tournament is coming to Logan Oct. 2-3. Bob Rutter, of the Logan Bass Club, said the tournament draws a big crowd for early fall. “We should have between 50-60 two-person teams,” said Rutter. “That’s a lot of people coming into Logan and spending money on food, […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Cheerleader named as all-star

William Thompson Rhea Jaynes, 11, enters Tucumcari Middle School this year where she has already won a spot on the cheerleading squad. Jaynes recently was named to the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s New Mexico middle school all-star cheerleading team and will march in Houston’s Thanksgiving Day parade. “I had to compete against 15 other cheerleaders to […]

FCCLA pair visit Chicago

TV Hagenah FCCLA state officer Maria Garcia of Tucumcari and the local FCCLA sponsor middle school instructor Jodie Lamm recently returned from Chicago where they attended the FCCLA National Leadership Meeting. “I thought it went extremely well,” said Lamm about the conference. “I learned quite a bit and I intend to be a bit more […]

Ute Lake gets busier in 2004

David Arkin Things have been jumping for fishermen, bait stores and park officials this summer at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan. And this weekend is expected to be no different. With the July 4 weekend approaching, officials at the park say they are getting ready for large crowds, something they’ve been accustomed to […]