June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back […]

Business to market the air up there

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new business coming to town is hoping to fill some of Tucumcari’s airspace. Retired helicopter pilot Vic “Span” Spankowski is working on opening a private ultra light aero park on an 80-acre site, called the Flying S Ranch, south of the KOA campgrounds. Anchoring the facility will be […]

Spraying to eradicate salt cedars

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney A spraying program to kill salt cedars on land along 160 miles of the Canadian River in New Mexico and Texas is hoped to help the flow of water into Lake Meredith, said officials of the Canadian Municipal Water Authority. Last week, Lake Meredith hit an […]