Firefighters continue vigil

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By Chelle Delaney Firefighters continued to monitor at noon on Saturday the still smoldering Sands Dorsey Building in Tucumcari. The building caught fire on Friday at about 5 p.m. Firefighters kept a vigil over the fire throughout the night watering down intermittent bursts of flames. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the firefighters would stay at […]

Landmark building destroyed

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty firefighters worked Friday night to contain a fire that destroyed the Sands Dorsey Building in downtown Tucumcari. At times flames leaped from the building’s roof and windows and smoke poured out making nearby streets invisible. Bursts of flames could still be seen from the structure at 10:30 p.m. […]

Tornado hits Logan

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A tornado touched down in a 12-block area of the Village of Logan injuring one person, destroying about 30 mobile and motor homes and damaging others, Quay County emergency manager, Mike Cherry said. “It was a 12-block area that received damage,” Cherry said. “One person was taken to Trigg […]

Fire department making move to center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department’s administration office will be officially operating out of a new office building in July, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The new location will be at 207 East Center Street. The building has undergone renovations, has been brought up to code and is awaiting a final […]

Investigators to probe fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department extinguished a blaze at the Granger School building on Thursday night. No one was injured and the blaze was put out in about an hour and 45 minutes, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The school building, which is on Hines Street, is no longer used […]

First Presbyterian celebrating 100 years

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Saturday and Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church of Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Joining the current pastor, Iola Allender, who became pastor in 2001, in the celebrations will be past pastors Don Shepherd (1990-1991) and John Mikow (1991-1998). Barbara Cherry, who serves as an elder in […]

No one injured in house fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A fire destroyed a manufactured home on South Monroe Street early Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that was thought to have started in one side of the home, where a bath and bedroom are located. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said an investigation of the […]

Fire officials check out fireworks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry made the rounds Monday making sure that retailers were not selling any fireworks that had been banned. “He came by and explained to us what we could sell. He said the firecrackers had to come off,” said Walter Hayes who is operating the Mr. […]

Officials happy, but not optimistic, about recent rain

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Farmers and firefighters throughout Tucumcari were more than happy to start Thursday morning by greeting the rainfall. However, they’re not optimistic to get many more visits throughout the spring and summer months. Thursday gave Tucumcari .07 inches of rain, an amount that was only visible in puddles by late […]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire […]