Rotary looking for good causes to assist

By QCS staff A performer at last year’s Rotary Air Show returned his check for $3,000 to the Rotary, said Elmer Schuster, Rotary Club president. The club, in turn, decided to return the money to the community, and Tom Broom has been appointed head of a committee to review community activities and programs that could […]

Air show to continue in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s air show will be flying again. Members of the Tucumcari Rotary Club have agreed to sponsor the Tucumcari Air Show in 2007, said the club’s president Elmer Schuster. In fact, a date of Sept. 19, 2007 has been set for the next event, Schuster said. The tragic death […]

Club undecided about show’s fate

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Rotary Club of Tucumcari were in shock following the crash. It was the group’s 14th event and it put a number of hours in preparation. An emergency plan had been worked out days before and security measures had also been developed in the event of an […]

Superintendent’s fate still unknown

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of Tumcumcari School Superintendent William Reents – who was placed June 6 on paid administrative leave – was expected to be learned at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Tucumcari Board of Education. But the personnel item was pulled from the agenda. The board was scheduled to […]

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 […]

Jets’ air show fate in Air Force hands, organizer confident

By Ryan Lengerich Whether or not the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at this year’s Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show depends on who you ask. Rotary Club member and event organizer Bob McClelland Jr. said the jets will undoubtedly be flying at the Oct. 1 show. But U.S Air Force Public Affairs Officer Capt. […]

Thunderbirds’ air show appearance in doubt after crash

By Ryan Lengerich A U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird crashed this weekend at an air show causing uncertainty for the planes’ status at the Oct. 1 Rotary Air Show in Tucumcari. Thunderbird Capt. Chris Stricklin ejected safely just moments before his plane crashed and erupted into flames Sunday afternoon at the Gunfighter Skies Air Show […]