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 [...]

Fatal crash mars show

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Friday morning, an aircraft recovery company removed the wreckage of the single-engine plane that crashed killing its pilot on Wednesday at the annual air show at the Tucumcari airport. Guy “Doc” Baldwin, 60, a physician, stunt pilot and aviation columnist, died in the plane as he was coming out [...]

One dies in air show

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff TUCUMCARI — Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s aerobatic plane was performing a loop maneuver above the crowd at Tucumcari’s annual air show about 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Moments later, the plane was down and the crowd went silent. “It took your breath away. Everyone became really silent and stood up,” said [...]

The Air Up There

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The 14th annual Tucumcari Air Show will be featuring new acts as well as some high-flying favorites and some low-flying power machines, said show organizer Bob McClelland, Jr. One of the low-flying spectacles is an Chevy S-10 that doesn’t sound like your dad’s Chevy S-10. It’s a jet truck [...]

Falling for the season

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun We’ve all got that feelin.’ The reason’s the season. It’s fall. Matter of fact, it’s the season of the autumnal equinox, the official astronomical change-of-the-seasons. We should have felt it yesterday, East coasters had to wait until today. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. After [...]

Tucumcari’s airport caters to variety of traffic

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Watching the hand signals from Ernie Baker, Colette and Dave Eneboe rounded the fuel island and got out of their small single engine prop plane. Baker, assistant manager at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport, welcomed the couple and then began fueling the plane. “We’re just stopping for fuel. We’ve always [...]

Spiders roaming among the swamp coolers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Back when I introduced myself to you, I wrote: “Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a dry heat. No humidity.’ Hummm. Well, after depending on air conditioners in humid Florida, I’ve discovered there’s [...]

Tuscon residents want mission moved to Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a contracted [...]

Year in review: September 2005

In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The air show flew high in September, along with the following 2005 news. Sept. 2: Thank God It’s Friday, a program held for kindergarten through fifth grade students who no longer had school on Friday’s, [...]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson [...]