Wildfire burns over 11,000 acres across three counties

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Thomas Garcia A wildfire started by lightning on Saturday night burned more than 11,000 acres of grassland across Harding, Quay and Union counties.

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 [...]

Police investigating fatal fire

QCS Staff Investigators are working to identify a charred body found Tuesday in the sleeper cab of a burning semi truck near Tucumcari. The state medical investigator will determine identity and cause of death, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Motor Transportation police officers responded to a report [...]

Fireworks banned in Quay County

By QCS Staff Quay County is under fire restrictions that include open burning, campfires and fireworks, according to an announcement by the Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams. “Please note that fireworks are banned from the county,” said Adams in the release. The restrictions apply to non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands, the release said. The [...]

Tucumcari burning

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Another fire burned through Quay County on Saturday, but this one was started on purpose. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said a prescribed burn was ignited by the fire department in the field just east of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery around 10 a.m. Smoke was still billowing around 2 p.m. “I could [...]

Logan relaxes fire ban

Elaine Quarles At their regular meeting, July 13, the Village of Logan Council lifted the fire ban that became official June 1. According to the council, one reason for rescinding the ban was the recent rains, but there was another issue. “It was an enforcement nightmare,” said Larry Wallin, Village Administrator for Logan. Wallin said [...]