Air show unites area

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By Ryan Lengerich At 12.55 p.m. the skies opened up and the stunts got wilder at the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show. An overcast and cold morning was a sharp contrast from the afternoon, when clear skies and sun led to sunburned foreheads for those on hand at Wednesday’s event. “The crowd was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jets’ air show fate in Air Force hands, organizer confident

By Ryan Lengerich Whether or not the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at this year’s Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show depends on who you ask. Rotary Club member and event organizer Bob McClelland Jr. said the jets will undoubtedly be flying at the Oct. 1 show. But U.S Air Force Public Affairs Officer Capt. […]

Thunderbirds’ air show appearance in doubt after crash

By Ryan Lengerich A U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird crashed this weekend at an air show causing uncertainty for the planes’ status at the Oct. 1 Rotary Air Show in Tucumcari. Thunderbird Capt. Chris Stricklin ejected safely just moments before his plane crashed and erupted into flames Sunday afternoon at the Gunfighter Skies Air Show […]

obits 9/10

James Stallings James W. Stallings, 88, died Sept. 7, 2003, at Assisted Living in Logan. He was born Feb. 11, 1915 in Decatur, Okla. Mr. Stalling served his county in the U.S. Army and later was transferred from the U.S. army Aircorp to the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in […]

Airport measure altered

By Gary Mitchell Air service to Clovis and other similar-sized communities was jeopardized recently by potential congressional action. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Bingaman and fellow senators beat back an initiative last week that would have forced some of New Mexico’s communities that take part in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program […]