Cannon officials advise residents of what to expect during training operations

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Low-flying military planes won’t be a nightly occurrence in Tucumcari or other area communities and, when they are, Cannon Air Force Base officials will try to notify city leaders in advance. But training in unfamiliar areas is important for Cannon pilots, officials told about a dozen area residents on […]

Plane hovering Tucumcari was on military training mission

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A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine happening in the area.

Birthdays, weddings and military training completed

Turning two…Payson Ray Nials will turn 2 years old on Saturday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He’s the grandson of Robin and Aleta Smith and Ray and Jo Ann Nials. His big sister is Rilee Jo Nials. Payson will share his birthday with his aunt, Tina Smith, as she ties the […]

Mesalands seeking first class students for new wind program

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At a height of nearly 400 feet, some might say, the North American Wind Research and Training Center will have one of the tallest classrooms in the world. For the past six weeks, officials of the center have been recruiting and working to select 30 qualified candidates for its […]

New recruit sworn in for Tucumcari police force

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Most sixty-somethings would be looking forward to their retirement, golfing or moving to a sunny location. But not Denny Hill of Tucumcari. Hill, 63, was sworn in Monday as an officer of the Tucumcari Police Department at City Hall. Four recruits were sworn in on Nov. 20 as officers. […]

Four new officers sworn in to serve on police force

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Four new city police officers capped off their first three weeks of training and were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Joe I. Dominguez on Tuesday. Family, friends and fellow officers watched as Robert Vargas, Carlos Gallegos, Christopher Valdez and Lorenzo Emillio recited and signed the Oath of Office […]

Police recruits undergo training

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By Thomas Garcia Four police officer recruits were maced on Thursday. �It burns so bad, I have a entire new level of respect for mace,� Robert Vargas, a recruit, said. Getting maced is part of the training experience for recruits who want to become officers with the Tucumcari Police Department. The four men in training […]

GE, Mesalands ink deal for wind turbine

Special to the Quay County Sun SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson approved $2 million in appropriations to help finance a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine to be installed at Mesalands Community College for the North American Wind Research and Training Center, according to a press release. The turbine is expected to provide clean electricity generation […]

Birthdays, weddings, graduations …

Fresh from training… Army Pvt. Shane A. Strand has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, […]

Local skiier going for three

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Special to the QCS Kathryn Bowen, a two-year junior olympian, just returned from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The top ski racing athletes from the Junior Olympics were invited to live and train at the center for three days. These athletes are part of the developmental program that leads to the Olympic […]