Partner sought for DWI program

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County DWI Task Force has formed a committee to ask city commissioners to become their fiscal agent at the commissioner’s next meeting on Feb. 8. Quay County is currently the DWI’s fiscal agent, but at the last meeting of the Quay County Commission it was decided that […]

Tucumcari Air Force retiree dies in fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. William Frederick Frick, 91, died in an apartment fire on Christmas Eve, according to police reports. Charles Dunn, deputy medical investigator for the state, said the cause of death is pending an investigation by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Albuquerque. “At this […]

Pilot of Cannon F-16 still missing

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base or […]

County commission seeks DWI funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners have authorized the district attorney’s office to seek the return of more than $35,000 from the Quay County DWI Task Force. Commissioners allege Task Force officials improperly transferred $35,756, acquired mostly from donations, to a private non-profit company, court records show. Noreen Hendrickson, the director of […]

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 […]

7/30 Regional Roundup

Ute Lake Ranch discussion followed by tour Tucumcari city and county officials attended Wednesday’s public meeting at the Logan Community Center hosted by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), Ute Reservoir Committee, and the Ute Lake Ranch (ULR) development, according to city and county managers. The meeting included a presentation outlining the plans for […]

Studies at U.S. Air Force Academy prolonging time until change

Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied to death […]

Air show offers high-flying fun

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show is set for Sept. 29 at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Rotary Club’s Bob McClelland, Jr. said up to 40 planes will be on display, many of them performing aerobatics. “The Canadian Snowbirds, a 9-jet military team will be flying “Tutor’ jets wingtip to wingtip,” said McClelland. […]

13 speak out about city police

TV Hagenah The largest crowd in most people’s memories to attend a Tucumcari City Commission meeting gathered at city hall Thursday evening to air their opinions about the Tucumcari City Police Force and in relation to that, its chief, Dennis Townsend. As over 75 people crowded into the commission chambers, they heard more than a […]

Concert unites music fans

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By Ryan Lengerich The Air Force Band of the West jazzed up Tucumcari Tuesday evening and was treated to a standing ovation by the audience. More than 450 jazz and big band fans of all ages attended the hour and a half show by “Dimensions in Blue,” a 20-person unit of the United States Air […]