Ute Lake death blamed on ‘reckless vessel operation’

QCS Staff A fatal accident at Ute Lake on Aug. 14 has been blamed on “reckless vessel operation,” according to a report by Park Manager James Gurule. Officials said Noah Escoto, 24, of Amarillo, was struck by a pontoon boat and died from injuries a day later. The pontoon boat, operated by Ryan Harrington of […]

07-21-2007: Community Notes

4-Hers Horse, Rodeo The state 4-H show will be at 7 a.m. on July 27-28. There is no admission charge. Quay County 4-H Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. July 27-28. Cost: $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12. All events at Quay County Fairgrounds. Boat Poker Run at Ute The Logan Ute Lake […]

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 […]

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. […]

Summer ends at area lakes

William Thompson On Labor Day afternoon, many visitors to Ute Lake and Conchas Lake were pulling boats and jet skis out of the water, perhaps for the last time this year. Tara Carter, administrator for Ute Lake State Park, said visitation will decline sharply as cooler weather approaches. “We expect park visitation to slow down […]

Pilots make themselves at home in Tucumcari

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By Ryan Lengerich Standing on the wing of a TBM Avenger Navy Bomber, Bob Thompson explained the plane’s history to one wide-eyed child after another. Thompson, a Colonel with the Commemorative Airforce, flew the aircraft into to Tucumcari Tuesday for display at the Rotary Club Air Show as he has done several years past. He […]