July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 9:26 a.m., a male reported a gas skip on Route 66. Officer was notified that the subject’s vehicle was las seen at restaurant. Officer advised that a note was left on […]

Motel Safari back in hospitality business

Chelle Delaney There’s a new player on Route 66’s motel row. On Wednesday, Nita and Shawn Berryhill of Globe, Ariz., became the new owners of the Motel Safari on Route 66, said Nina Berryhill. That’s when she and her husband, Shawn, signed the deal, she said. “We’re very excited about the location on Route 66 […]

June 3, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department over the last few days: Wednesday • At 3:19 a.m., an unknown male reported an erratic driver on Fourth Street. Officers advised it was a lady delivering newspapers and they spoke with her about her driving. • At 8:34 a.m., a male […]

Blue Swallow to get new owners

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field […]

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 […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]

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 […]

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 to get new motel

William Thompson The small town of Logan is trying to grow. A new business currently under construction should help to serve one of the various needs of a community on the rise. Logan entrepreneur Gary Knight is currently supervising construction of a new motel at 501 S. U.S. 54 in Logan. Knight will own and […]

Woman stranded at Ute Lake

William Thompson Rodney Paris, Park Manager for Ute Lake State Park, said alcohol contributed to an argument among friends at the park Sunday evening which left a young Albuquerque woman stranded at the park with no money, no possessions, clad only in her bikini. “Alcohol most definitely contributed to the situation,” said Paris. “She and […]