Blotter — June 22

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:45 a.m., a man reported a disturbance at a hotel on the 800 block of West Route 66. • At 9:03 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at […]

School board talks health class, remodeling

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

Calendar — June 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Recreation Board at 6 p.m., Recreation Center. Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Organizations Altrusa […]

Friend passes, memory stays

Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about our great good fortune of living in a rural area in which we can have so many friends of all ages. Among those many friends, we usually have a few heart’s friends, those who are particularly close and who stand by us no matter what we may do or […]

Fire deals emotional blow to father, son

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Thomas Garcia John Lavender and his son Joe sifted through the ashes of John’s childhood home, which was destroyed in Saturday’s fire. “The house was built in 1939,” John Lavender said. “The fire destroyed everything.” John and Joe were at the burnt home Tuesday with an insurance agent reviewing the damage. “Fire is a strange […]

Publisher: Newspaper thieves can expect prosecution

To all Quay County Sun readers: One or more people reading this may be thieves. Specifically, you may be stealing extra copies of the Quay County Sun, your hometown weekly newspaper, from coin racks placed around the town and region. Shame on you. You are better than that. Theft has gone up quite a bit […]

Weekend fires sweep county

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Russell Anglin A series of wildfires swept Quay County over the weekend, burning tens of thousands of acres and leaving Tucumcari without power for almost six hours Sunday. The biggest blaze, which occurred along the Curry and Quay County line, was actually four separate fires at one point, according to Forrest Fire Chief Ray Rush. […]

Highway 469 reopens

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Highway 469 has reopened after San Jon firefighters extinguished a grass fire Sunday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Craig Brashear said the fire spanned about 50 acres and that the cause of the fire is undetermined.

Power restored in Tucumcari after wildfire damage

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Electrical power was restored in Tucumcari on Sunday after an almost six-hour outage apparently caused by a wildfire near Forest that took out a major power line. The city lost power just before 9 a.m. and began experiencing restoration shortly after 2:30 p.m. Xcel Energy Media Relations Director Wes Reeves said construction crews are still […]

Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]