The Air Up There

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The 14th annual Tucumcari Air Show will be featuring new acts as well as some high-flying favorites and some low-flying power machines, said show organizer Bob McClelland, Jr. One of the low-flying spectacles is an Chevy S-10 that doesn’t sound like your dad’s Chevy S-10. It’s a jet truck […]

High-flying performers

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By Ryn Gargulinski Tucumcari’s first air show in 1992 featured a crop duster — and not much else, said air show Chairman Bob McClelland Jr. More than a decade later, Wednesday’s 13th annual Rotary Air Show’s lineup includes a team of Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, the Flyboy United […]

Pilots enjoy Tucumcari show

TV Hagenah Often, after a decade, the luster of an annual event fades. According those at the 12th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show, that is definitely not the case with the air show. According to pilots taking part in the show it appeared from the air that over 700 people had parked their vehicles […]

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. […]

Local airshow wins N.M. honor

TV Hagenah Once again the Tucumcari Airshow was named the Airshow/Event of the Year by the New Mexico Municipal League earlier this week. According to Roger Makin, communications coordinator of the New Mexico Municipal League the Tucumcari Airshow won the honor “based on community involvement, variety of activities, public notice and management efficiency.” Makin said […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]

Late touchdown lifts Rattlers past Tularosa

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By Ryan Lengerich For Rattlers fans, Rob McClelland looks much better in uniform. After watching most the season in street clothes, the senior scored two touchdowns in a triumphant return from a week two knee injury and lead the Rattlers to a 21-14 comeback victory against Tularosa in the state quarterfinal game. McClelland finished with […]

Pharmacy hit by burglary attempt

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By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari pharmacy fell victim Monday night to what police are calling an attempted burglary. Bob McClelland Jr. was called to his fathers drug store, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy on Second Street, when a backup store alarm system was initiated at about 10:20 p.m. According to a police report, an operator with Central […]

First night show to say ‘thanks’

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By Ryan Lengerich Tune in your radio and look to the sky. For the first time, the Rotary Club will present an night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. But most the action can be seen anywhere in the city, said show organizer Bob McClelland Jr. Radio station KTNM 1400 AM […]

Organizers: Air show will go on

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By Ryan Lengerich The Thunderbirds won’t fly — and that’s no big deal. The 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned and organizer Bob McClelland Jr. expects an excellent show despite its original main attraction, the Air Force Thunderbirds, canceling their flight eight days before the event. “We have such […]