Rodeo arena could get super sprinkler

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun County and city officials checked out a demonstration of a water cannon, or one heck of a large sprinkler, for the rodeo arena on Tuesday at the county fairgrounds. Fairgrounds Manager Daniel Estrada said the machine could do in several hours what could take him “two days to do a […]

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 […]

Cannon supporter “Doc” Stewart dies

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air Force […]

2-25-2006 Obituaries

Jackie J. Cannon Services: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1624 S. Fifth St. in Tucumcari. Jack Cannon, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Tucumcari.  Mr. Cannon was born May 9, 1934, in Roswell to Harvy and Ruby Cannon. He had retired from the New Mexico Army National Guard and later retired from […]

Route 66 gets new face

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari residents will soon be able to get even bigger kicks on Route 66. The Mother Road is scheduled to get a facelift beginning next month, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. One stretch slated for repaving runs from the Mountain Road intersection near Kmart all the […]

Cannon gets support from communities

By Leslie Radford Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I couldn’t believe there […]

Cannon supporters optimistic after hearing

By David Irvin The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference after […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]