Ten guidelines for brush management

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension New Mexico rangelands sustain many species of weeds and brush.

More than 2,000 acres charred in area fires

Chelle Delaney Two brush fires on Monday burned more than 2,000 acres, said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. A first fire burned about 500 acres on Monday morning near the Anniston Cemetery on Highway 469, Adams said. No sooner than firefighters had contained that fire, they were called out to another in mid-afternoon. At […]

Firefighters fight brush fire at I-40 and Route 66

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By QCS Staff A grass fire that was started on Interstate 40 was brought under control Monday in about 30 minutes and about 50 yards from a Tucumcari gas dealership, a fire official said. The fire was in a commercial district on East Route 66 at I-40. The fire was reported about 10 a. m. […]

Wind gusts take minor toll on city

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By QCS Staff Rowdy and fiesty wind gusts fueled a brush fire off of Airport Road and toppled over several power poles over the weekend, Tucumari police officials said. Not long after officials checked a downed power pole in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, another was felled in the alley behind 2616 South Fouth Street […]

Brush Popping ‘Fighter Pilot”

By Baxter Black It’s as close to being a fighter pilot as I’ll ever come. As a college youth plotting my future, I had, on two different occasions, taken the physical and written exams to apply for Officer’s Candidate School to become a Navy pilot. Father intervened and those dreams went to the way of […]