City Commissioners vote to increase salary for mayor, commissioners

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $9,000 annual increase to salaries for the mayor and commissioners. The vote was four to one in favor of giving the mayor a $4,800 annual salary and commissioners a $3,600 annual wage. The salaries are currently $2,700 for the mayor and $2,100 for […]

Tucumcari VFW post holding Veterans Day events

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By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 will be holding three events in honor of Veterans Day. At 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the VFW will place flags at the cemetery for all veterans. On Saturday the VFW will be holding their annual Buddy Poppy drive at various locations throughout the town. At 11 […]

October 1974

C.J. Wiegel was the THS senior class student saluted by the Elks for the month of October. … J. Bronson Moore was appointed Magistrate Judge. … Dan Barks began his 75-hour marathon walk to raise money for the parks of Tucumcari. …The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education was declared its own Board of Finance, […]

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 […]

Economic development targets six industries

By QCS Staff The area’s economic development agency plans to target segments of six growth industries in hopes of creating 595 new jobs over the next five years, said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. The targeted areas have a predicted growth rate of between 12.3 percent and 62 percent, […]

Rattlers ready to roll for Rattler Reunion

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Getting ready for the annual Rattler Reunion parade at 9 a.m. on Saturday are Alvin Cawthon (1944), parade marshall, and his wife, Beca Thomas Cawthon (1957). And sure to be an attention-getter is “Fang,” the Rattler mascot, aka Nathan Andrada (2010).

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 […]

Becoming a friend can make improvements at Ute Lake

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Friends of Ute Lake State Park was organized in January of 2007. Its purpose is as a local and private entity to complement, contribute to the Ute Lake State Park. The group was started to assist in the development of the state parks on a local level. By […]

March 1960

Tennessee Ernie Ford presented a silver platter from the city of Tucumcari as a gift to singer Jimmie Rodgers for his song “Tucumcari” that hit the best seller list of popular songs that fall. … Tucumcari students prepared their exhibits for the annual science fair. Larry Kvols and Tom Brunk worked on testing the fractionation […]

School Board hires superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Acting superintendent Aaron McKinney was hired as superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools by the school board Monday night. He will receive an annual salary of $96,000. McKinney replaces William Reents who was terminated in late July by the board and with whom the board came to a resignation and settlement […]