Rotary looking for good causes to assist

By QCS staff A performer at last year’s Rotary Air Show returned his check for $3,000 to the Rotary, said Elmer Schuster, Rotary Club president. The club, in turn, decided to return the money to the community, and Tom Broom has been appointed head of a committee to review community activities and programs that could […]

Business to market the air up there

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new business coming to town is hoping to fill some of Tucumcari’s airspace. Retired helicopter pilot Vic “Span” Spankowski is working on opening a private ultra light aero park on an 80-acre site, called the Flying S Ranch, south of the KOA campgrounds. Anchoring the facility will be […]

Tucumcari Air Force retiree dies in fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. William Frederick Frick, 91, died in an apartment fire on Christmas Eve, according to police reports. Charles Dunn, deputy medical investigator for the state, said the cause of death is pending an investigation by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Albuquerque. “At this […]

Plant may face slow journey

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according […]

Air show to continue in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s air show will be flying again. Members of the Tucumcari Rotary Club have agreed to sponsor the Tucumcari Air Show in 2007, said the club’s president Elmer Schuster. In fact, a date of Sept. 19, 2007 has been set for the next event, Schuster said. The tragic death […]

Pilot of Cannon F-16 still missing

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base or […]

Clovis man dives into business

by Kevin Wilson When you sell a product that has no particular use within a 100-mile radius, it helps when your customers are your friends. That’s the key to business for Jeremy Kitzhaber, who has taken a love for scuba diving and some extra space in his house and turned it into Clovis SCUBA. Kitzhaber, […]

Video arcade debuts on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Fresh from another galaxy, the 3rd Rock Arcade opened on Monday on Main Street. Inside, against the black background, are the fluorescent neon colors of the moon, planets, stars and space ships that come to life under the black lights. Video game screens flash the latest high scorers and cuts […]

Open letter to city: Keep air show

By Ralph McCormick Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to citizens of Tucumcari from Ralph McCormick. McCormick is a friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, who died last week in a plane crash at the Tucumcari Air Show: I live in another state and only by chance happened to become acquainted with your town […]

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 […]