Motorcycle club gets toys for tots

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new motorcycle club just rolled into town – but they’re not the average biker club, said the organization’s Sgt. at Arms Jim McElroy. Yes, they do ride motorcycles. Yes, there are a bunch of them – 43 to be exact. But rather than merely rev down highways with their hair […]

Bikers hold toy/poker ‘run’

TV Hagenah Motorcycles will be hitting the pavement Sunday, Nov. 21 for the United States Veterans Motorcycle Club, Badlands Chapter third annual Toy and Poker Run. According to “Bear” Whitener who is the Tucumcari spokesman for the organization, the “run” will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pow Wow Restaurant and Lizard Lounge which is […]

Area couple die in cycle accident

Mike Linn A Tucumcari High School graduate and a Grady Methodist pastor — a husband and wife remembered for their love of God and outgoing personalities — died together shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday in a motorcycle accident five miles west of Cannon Air Force Base. Boden Garrison, 35, and wife Amanda, 39, were attempting […]

A maven of motorcycle maddness

TV Hagenah What with the Mother Road Rally and all, I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a motorcycle of my very own. I was thinking about the whole idea of the wind whipping through my hair, the power of the mighty machine throbbing beneath me and … well, the good gas mileage. Surprisingly, […]

Two dead in Ute Lake drowning

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Motor vehicles show stuff at celebration

By Dave Gragg The fascination with Route 66 is a reflection on the nation’s fascination with the vehicles that drove down it, so a celebration of the Mother Road wouldn’t be complete without activities for cars and motorcycles. This weekend’s activities should fit the bill nicely. Friday night’s car cruise/poker run starts 5:30 p.m. at […]