DAR to host flag-burning ceremony

By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has been trading flags all over town. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Visit www.usflag.org for information on proper […]

Grass fires in Quay and Harding counties char over 5,000 acres

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Thomas Garcia More than 5,000 acres of grassland have burned in three days from multiple fires in Quay and Harding counties. Eleven fire agencies responded to five fires ignited by lightning in Harding County, said Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall. “The different crews did an outstanding job of containing and putting out the fires,” Stall […]

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 […]

Work stopped on Sands-Dorsey building

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Work on the Sands-Dorsey building has been halted and a citation is to be delivered to the building’s owner, said city officials on Friday. Concerns about construction at the burned out building to make it safe were discussed at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. And on Friday, Daniel Lopez, […]

Sands-Dorsey receives structural, safety review

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A structural engineer surveyed the fire damage at the burned out Sands-Dorsey Building on Thursday. One of the first issues to address is stabilizing the building, said Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer and professor at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces. Cooper was brought in through the state’s […]

Burn victim in process of recovering

William Thompson John and Vicki Frost, of Tucumcari, said their two-year-old granddaughter Callie Rae Frost is recovering after she was seriously burned Dec. 6 on the entire left side of her head and face, her chest, neck and arms. The young girl was watching her mother fry sopapillas in hot oil inside their home in […]

Police: Arson a possibility in fire

By Ryan Lengerich A fire marshal has been called to investigate a fire that burned the inside of a house on Fourth Street Tuesday night. Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend said a fire marshal will be brought in from Santa Fe possibly as early as next week. He said a fire marshal is only called […]