Flying with the snowbirds

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Canadian Snowbird pilot Maj. Cory Blakely said his fondest air show memory is not dipping or flipping or diving high speed, but a moment in Reno, Nev., two weeks ago, when he was signing autographs after the performance and a little boy grabbed his arm. “He hugged my arm like a […]

9/28 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 12:26 p.m., a male reported vandalism at a local car wash. Police arrived to find a hose was slashed and a sprayer wand taken. • At 1:48 p.m., a female called to […]

Accident kills one

CQS staff A Louisiana man died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle rollover about 35 miles west of Tucumari on Interstate 40. Officials said a gray, 1994 van driven by James Williams was traveling westbound on I-40 when the rear tire on the passenger side broke, causing the tire and hub to shoot off the […]

9/24 Library new arrivals

Fiction True Betrayals by Nora Roberts. Kelsey is shocked to learn that her mother — whom she had assumed was dead — has really been in prison all these years for killing her lover. Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper. An extraordinary psychic comes upon a madman out to win a sick game. Exact Revenge by […]

9/24 Construction alert

Since South First Street construction is now switching to the southbound lanes, a number of residents on South First south of Route 66 will have their mail delivery affected. To facilitate matters, Postmaster Rob Roark said they are installing a Neighborhood Delivery and Collection box for customers’ convenience. The box, which was installed Friday, is […]

9/24 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch […]

9/24 Senior citizen menu

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Pork posole, salad, dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, pumpkin spice cookies, milk. Tuesday: Glazed ham, green bean casserole, corn, wheat roll, apple cobbler, milk. Wednesday: Frito pie, tossed salad, Mexican corn, cornbread, gelatin, fruit, milk. Thursday: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuit, margarine, cherry cobbler, milk. Friday: […]

Commissioner speaks on State Trust Land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What takes up more than 13 million acres across the state, is found in every county except Los Alamos and raked in $386 million in revenues last year? Anyone who answered State Trust Land may have been listening in Thursday when Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons spoke to the Rotary Club […]

9/24 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9 a.m., a female reported a larceny on West Center. Police arrived and were advised a 25-ton hoist had been stolen sometime between June and Tuesday morning. • At 6:57 p.m., police […]

High-flying performers

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By Ryn Gargulinski Tucumcari’s first air show in 1992 featured a crop duster — and not much else, said air show Chairman Bob McClelland Jr. More than a decade later, Wednesday’s 13th annual Rotary Air Show’s lineup includes a team of Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, the Flyboy United […]