Ropers get set for Route 66 Team Roping event

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Dozens of team ropers have been practicing for the Tucumcari Quay County Chamber of Commerce’s Route 66 Team Roping competition on Friday through Sunday. One such team is husband and wife Larry and Jennifer Webb of Newkirk who say they enjoy spending their summers practicing and competing at roping […]

Relay for Life reaches its $10k goal

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By QCS Staff When they took their first lap there were a few that fell behind during the June 8 Relay for Life to raise money to fight cancer. But when they came around the last corner, the ones in the lead stopped and waited for them to catch up so they could cross the […]

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 […]

Helping kids feel safe after storm

By QCS Staff It’s been a slightly more than a month since a tornado hit Logan and changed many people’s lives. Yet, for some, the reaction to the tornado is not over, said Ann Largent, a counselor at the schools in House, Logan, Tucumcari and San Jon through the Quay County School Health Partnership and […]

Roping contest set for this weekend

Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will have more […]

Former Quay Athletes compete for UNM

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Identical twins Sandy and Kelly Fortner are starting their second season with the University of New Mexico’s Lobos track and field team. Last year Sandy finished in fifth place at the outdoor and sixth in the indoor Pentahlon event at the Mountain West Conference Championships and with a NCAA […]

Jason Pacheco’s relatives remember happiness

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Jason Pacheco Jr. enjoyed a good joke and he was passionate about martial arts fighting. His involvement in the competitions and, recently, coaching his own team, “brought a lot of happiness to his life,” said Esperanza Madrid, Pacheco’s cousin. Pacheco, 31, was shot to death on Thursday night, outside […]

Christmas light parade headliners

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Santa led the charge of the light parade up the hill on Eleventh Street as dozens sat warmly  in their cars to watch the lights go by. The annual Christmas Parade of Lights event – which this year boasted 17 floats and a train of 20 jeeps trying to make […]

Air show to continue in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s air show will be flying again. Members of the Tucumcari Rotary Club have agreed to sponsor the Tucumcari Air Show in 2007, said the club’s president Elmer Schuster. In fact, a date of Sept. 19, 2007 has been set for the next event, Schuster said. The tragic death […]

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 […]