Highway 469 reopens

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Highway 469 has reopened after San Jon firefighters extinguished a grass fire Sunday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Craig Brashear said the fire spanned about 50 acres and that the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Pakistan’s political scene even more muddled, unstable

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use [...]

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 [...]

Mother and son duo take to the screen

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari mother and son have been spending time together on the silver screen. Donna Booher and her son, Gerren Loman, of Tucumcari can be seen in the remake of the 1957 western-action film, “3:10 to Yuma,” staring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale and Peter Fonda. The film opened on [...]

Fire engulfs Family Dollar in smoke

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The Family Dollar store was engulfed in smoke about 8 p.m. tonight. Firefighters were concentrating on the store’s back entrance area at Hines and Third streets. No flames were visible. The discount store’s front entrance is located on the south side of Route 66 at the corner of Third Street. A Family Dollar clerk at [...]

2/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 12:44 a.m., a female reported a noise disturbance on Whitmore. She said someone was whistling and disturbing the dogs. Police on the scene found no one. • At 7:37 a.m., a male [...]

1/28 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • At 5:05 p.m., an unknown male reported a viscious dog attempting to get into his fence on South Fourth. The man said it was a pitbull who, after failing to break down [...]

1/21 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • At 9:11 a.m., a female reported a domestic violence situation on East Laughlin. Police arrived and spoke with the male subject and told him not to return. • At 4:33 p.m., a [...]

1/7 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 8:45 a.m., vandalism was reported at an area restaurant. Police arrived to find a window had been shot out with what appeared to be a BB gun. • At 11:19 a.m., [...]

1/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 2:01 a.m., a car stopped on Adams led to the arrest of a male for aggravated DWI and having no insurance. • At 3:10 a.m., a female called to report a [...]