Economic director candidate wants people involved

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari needs a theme. That was the main focus for Don Welty, one of two finalist vying for a top position within the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. Since mid summer GTEDC has been conducted a nationwide search for a new Economic Develpment Director. The field has been has narrowed down from […]

Air Force jazz concert coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari Jazz fans take notice. The United States Air Force Band of the West will be holding a jazz concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The show is sponsored by the Quay County Sun and there is no admission charge. Free tickets can be picked up […]

Night show gets mixed reviews

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By Ryan Lengerich Low visibility and strong winds tortured the pilots Tuesday night at Tucumcari’s first night air show. One of the nights featured performers, hang glider Dan Buchanan never left the garage due to high winds. Spectators had mixed reviews about the show. “It was kind of a cool show, we just could have […]

First night show to say ‘thanks’

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By Ryan Lengerich Tune in your radio and look to the sky. For the first time, the Rotary Club will present an night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. But most the action can be seen anywhere in the city, said show organizer Bob McClelland Jr. Radio station KTNM 1400 AM […]

MVD answers customer concerns

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By Angela Peacock After hearing complaints about service at the local office of the Motor Vehicle Division, the chief of the organization has instituted measures to improve his office’s standing. Since Gov. Bill Richardson’s June visit to Tucumcari, MVD Bureau Chief Raul Alvarez said the customer service at Tucumcari DMV has seen a drastic turnaround. […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trucker measures miles in millions

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By Ryan Lengerich Doug Chambers has driven 5 1/2 million miles. Million. That would be Tucumcari to Albuquerque — 31,073 times. He’s never had a wreck and hasn’t had speeding ticket in 14 years. Chambers, a 49-year-old road warrior from St. George, Utah, has been a truck driver for 34 years. As he has done […]

Organizers: Air show will go on

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By Ryan Lengerich The Thunderbirds won’t fly — and that’s no big deal. The 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned and organizer Bob McClelland Jr. expects an excellent show despite its original main attraction, the Air Force Thunderbirds, canceling their flight eight days before the event. “We have such […]

New MBA program offered by Eastern

By Angela Peacock Beginning Oct. 21 Eastern New Mexico University will offer a Master of Business Administration program through Mesalands Community College. Lee Weyant, assistant professor of management and graduate coordinator for Eastern’s MBA program, said the MBA program is designed for working adults with or without an undergraduate degree in business. Courses will be […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

Thunderbirds cancel flight, air show moves on as planned

By Ryan Lengerich The nation’s most elite air show act will reach Tucumcari — but the planes will never leave the runway. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have officially canceled their performance at the Oct. 1 Rotary Club Air Show at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Air Force will provide a two-Thunderbird standing display along […]