Ceremony ushers in new Cannon mission

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of […]

Letters to Editor: Air show cooperative event

Air show cooperative event Tom and I so enjoyed our visit to your welcoming town and the very fine air show. What a delight to see a community come together to make something good happen. And the air show was something really good. Thank you for your town’s hospitality, and for a great day. The […]

Stunt pilots acrobatics thrill air show crowd

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 1,000 people attended the 15th Annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari airport. The performance also received sky-high marks from students. “They had a lot of new stuff this year at the air show,” said Brent Rusk, 14, of San Jon. “It is a great […]

Air show in the skies today

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By QCS Staff The 15th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show takes flight today at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for people to visit 40 aircraft on display. The air show will begin at 1:15 p.m. Exact times of the attractions will be announced at showtime. There will be […]

Keep your cool with ice cubes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oh, it’s so nice to be cool. That’s what people thought even before Willis Carrier produced the first air conditioning system in 1902. A Roman emperor ordered that snow be brought to his garden and formed into mounds so that natural breezes might be cooled. That’s an early item […]

He runs to help others

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By QCS Staff Even before Anthony Macias went to Tucumcari High School he was biking, swimming, and running. He’s an athletic type, one who takes being fit very seriously. The THS graduate, after attending the University of New Mexico, joined the Air Force at 21. And, today, he’s SSgt. Anthony Macias and stationed at Barksdale […]

NTSB: Air show crash attributed to pilot error

The cause of the crash that killed Guy “Doc” Baldwin, an aerobatic pilot, on Oct. 4, 2006 at the Tucumcari Air Show was “the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control,” according to a probable cause report from the National Transportation Safety Board. That failure resulted in an accelerated stall, the report said. Other factors included […]

Smoking bans takes effect on Friday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Friday, smoking indoors will be banned in public businesses in Tucumcari and across the state of New Mexico. “It is very important to the health of everyone that this law was passed,” said Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention project manager Susan Lease. “We are promoting the […]

TV commercials featuring Mesalands to air

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By QCS Staff Commercials about two programs offered at Mesalands Community College will be begin appearing on television, said a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Lottery. Tucumcari and Quay County viewers may recognize area residents and farrier instructor Eddy Mardis, or student artists who were recently studying and working on sculptures in the fine arts […]

Businesses battle for air space in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz Two companies have entered bids to provide federally subsidized air service in Clovis. Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation wants to extend its contract serving Clovis, and an airline based in Hawaii wants to create a niche serving Clovis and other small New Mexico cities. Great Lakes has offered two 19-seat flights daily in […]