Senior menus — Dec. 14

The following are the lunch menus for Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hoagie sandwich, vegetable beef soup, spinach, sugar cookie. Friday Baked ham, sweet potato/marshmallows, green beans, cornbread and margarine, fruit salad. Monday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, strawberries, vanilla wafers. Tuesday […]

Officials urge caution with fireworks

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry expressed concern Monday over the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Quay County. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but because of our extreme drought and dry conditions … we have issued a proclamation, the city commission has, limiting […]

Smoke may continue to billow

Thomas Garcia The smell of smoke and the light haze reported in several areas in Quay County Tuesday was the castover from the wild fire in eastern Arizona, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said he was in Albuquerque, where he said the smoke conditions were strong. The Wallow, Ariz. fire has burnt over […]

Officials investigate suspicious fire

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating a Friday night fire which destroyed one vacant home and damaged two others. “The cause of the fire has still not been determined,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said the fires seemed suspicious, as one home was destroyed on the 500 block of East Center […]

Holiday cooking, travel presents hazards

Thomas Garcia Driving and deep-fried turkeys can present hazards during Thanksgiving, but the most unsuspecting hazards can lead to holiday disaster, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry.

Truck rollover forces ramp closure

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari police had to close a ramp Thursday at the corner of South First Street and Interstate 40 because of a truck rollover. Police responded to the accident about 4:20 p.m. One person was transported by Tucumcari emergency responders to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital with minor injuries and released, said […]

Cause of house fire unknown

By QCS Staff The cause of a house fire over the July 4th weekend has been turned over for investigation to the Tucumcari Police Department, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. on Saturday at a duplex on Laughlin Avenue between Second and Third streets. Firefighters quickly put out […]

Fire leaves couple homeless

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A mother and her son were not injured in a house fire Thursday night that severely damaged a 712 E. Rankin Ave. residence. Carlita Smith said she and her son had recently returned from the nearby Circle K convenience story and that the couch caught on fire. Smith’s husband […]

Stores to repair, reopen

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Clean up from a fire Sunday night that engulfed the Family Dollar store and its neighbor, Movie Gallery, appears to be underway. The stores will reopen, said representatives of both retailers. A large waste container was placed in front of the Family Dollar on Tuesday. The New Mexico State […]

Fire engulfs Family Dollar in smoke

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The Family Dollar store was engulfed in smoke about 8 p.m. tonight. Firefighters were concentrating on the store’s back entrance area at Hines and Third streets. No flames were visible. The discount store’s front entrance is located on the south side of Route 66 at the corner of Third Street. A Family Dollar clerk at […]