Local agencies participate in exercise

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Members of the Tucumcari Police, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Quay County Sheriff’s Office participated Tuesday in a weapons of mass destruction incident exercise. “This exercise includes the identification of a biological hazard and the removal of an injured team member,” said. Major Xavier Miller of the New Mexico […]

Three questions with Misty Vick

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Since the freezing of state capital outlay money what steps has the city taken to access the money? On October 30, 2009 the City of Tucumcari received a memo from the Department of Finance and Administration outlining the reporting requirements for all capital outlay projects. This reporting had to […]

County loses out on outlay money

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has frozen more than $1 million in capital outlay money that had been approved and allocated to Quay County agencies. Tucumcari, Logan and Quay County each have state grant money that has been frozen. “We were told that capital outlay projects needed to have […]

Local law enforcement give Halloween safety tips

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging kids and parents to enjoy the spooky holiday but also recommending caution and awareness during the late hours. The low temperature forecasted for Saturday night is 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

County approves JAG application

By QCS Staff Quay County Commissioners approved the application of a $53,000 grant from the Department of Justice during Mondays regular meeting. The Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG), will be split between the Quay County Sheriffs Office and Tucumcari Police Department, said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. McCasland said the two agencies planned on purchasing a law […]

Locals do their part in fight against breast cancer

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two area health agencies and the American Legion Post 77 are sponsoring free breast exams on Saturday afternoon at Post 77’s Bingo Hall in Logan. “This is open and free to the public,” said Post Commander Bobby Casados. “We will be taking donations and that money will be used […]

Search contines for Clovis inmates who made rooftop escape

By Freedom New Mexico Multiple law enforcement agencies continued Tuesday evening to pursue leads on the whereabouts of five escaped Curry County inmates, according to Sheriff Matt Murray. Law enforcement believes at least some of the escapees are still in the Clovis area, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Federal agencies including the FBI, Border […]

Agency drills focus on a mock bus attack

By Chelle Delaney On Wednesday, a 46-passenger bus exploded in Coronado Park on Camino del Coronado. The explosion was caused by a 6-pound package of explosives that could have easily fit into a backpack and detonated if a homicide bomber wanted to blow himself or herself and the bus to bits. The response was quick. […]

Former Trigg leader to take over in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A New Mexico hospital administrator with a history of tending to hospitals in need volunteered to lead Plains Regional Medical Center. Officials from the hospital — scrutinized earlier this year by several regulatory agencies and bogged down by board member resignations — announced Hoyt Skabelund landed the position Wednesday, ending […]

Intelligence failure not fully explained by 9/11 report

Freedom Newspapers There is probably still more that we don’t know than we do about the likelihood that a military intelligence unit identified 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta a year or so before the World Trade Center was attacked. but didn’t pass on the information to the FBI. What we think we know now is likely […]