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 […]

Missouri man killed in crash on U.S. 54

QCS Staff One person died in an accident Thursday morning outside of Logan. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police, Dennis Bottorff, 58, of St. Joseph, Mo. was killed from a collision of two trucks on U.S. 54. Bottorff’s truck struck the trailer of an eastbound commercial truck, according to the release, […]

Activities fight against drinking and driving

TV Hagenah With prom on their horizons (today) and with after-prom parties also an interest, Thursday, students at Tucumcari High School had something else to think about. Because the DWI program in Tucumcari staged, with the help of city emergency personnel, a mock-fatal crash to instill a sense of sober reality into the minds of […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

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 […]