Partner in shock over Baldwin’s crash

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Randy Harris, a fellow stunt pilot and friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, was prepping his biplane. His act would soon follow Guy “Doc” Baldwin. Then he heard the thud on the ground; saw the dirt cloud. Baldwin’s German Extra 300L had crashed. “We took off running, and the emergency […]

Club undecided about show’s fate

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Rotary Club of Tucumcari were in shock following the crash. It was the group’s 14th event and it put a number of hours in preparation. An emergency plan had been worked out days before and security measures had also been developed in the event of an […]

Rattlers blow out Demons, 30-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With last night’s win, the Rattlers can go into district play with confidence and optimism. The Tucumcari Rattlers dominated on both sides of the ball and blanked the Dexter Demons 30-0 Friday night. “We played hard and well,” Tucumcari coach Dub Smith said. “Dexter is a real good football […]

Commission approves new rules for big game

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Game Commission meet in Tucumari recently and approved new rules for the 2007-2009 big-game hunting seasons that set hunt dates, bag limits and opportunities according to the most current data on wildlife populations, distribution, habitat, and management objectives. The new rule apply to the 2007-2008 and the 2008-2009 hunting […]

10-07-2006: Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting of the Quay County Commssion, Quay County […]

Walter R. Rucker

Walter R. Rucker Memorial services for Walter R. Rucker, who died July 11, 2006 will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Conchas Dam, near the lodge at Conchas Dam. Following his death, Mr. Rucker was cremated. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Time for early voting

By QCS Staff Absentee voting — for those who cannot participate on the Nov. 7 general election — begins on Tuesday, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Absentee voting is available for all residents who would like to cast their vote prior to the general election, White said. Voting can be done in person or […]

Grant to focus to combating underage drinking

By QCS Staff Quay County was recently awarded a $40,000 Children Youth and Families Department grant to reduce underage drinking in Quay County. This grant could provide funding for four years. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention has established guidelines for the grant and proscribes blending community systems to strengthen families and communities. The […]

Highways just as dangerous

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Everybody was having a good time Wednesday at the Tucumcari Air Show – until about 1:20 p.m. in the afternoon. That’s when Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s plane completed its loop, crashing to the ground. It was an accident with an audience. And the end of the air show. Plane crashes […]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb […]