USDA drought aid offers producers some relief

By QCC Staff By QCS Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded eligibility in six eastern New Mexico counties for livestock producers to qualify for drought aid under a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.   The USDA announcement […]

MCI trailer to be housed in city

Special to the Sun Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (EMS Region III), in partnership with the Division of Epidemiology and Response of the New Mexico Department of Health-EMS Bureau and Homeland Security Department, is working to increase the emergency preparedness of Quay County through provision of a Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer to be stationed […]

12/21 Notable notes

Tipsy tow at it again During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, AAA New Mexico’s Tipsy Tow program will again be available for a free tow and ride home for the intoxicated driver, according to a release from AAA. The release said service will run from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 1, and can […]

Enhanced emergency system makes it to Quay

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Its official name is the Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Center – but one can call it Enhanced 911. It’s the new dispatch center set for the Tucumcari Police station that brings together all emergency calls from surrounding areas. Thanks to a joint powers agreement between Tucumcari and Quay County, the […]

Call for homeowners to assist evacuees

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari resident Paula Wakefield said she knows what it’s like to be homeless — her family’s house burned to the ground in 1966. And that’s why she wants to help evacuees hit by Hurricane Katrina or Rita by calling all local homeowners who have houses sitting vacant, but livable, in town. […]

San Jon residents gather at future town hall site

QCS Staff San Jon officials gathered at the site of their planned 2,000-square-foot village hall Tuesday evening for the official groundbreaking. Village officials had about $230,000 in grant money assembled in August to pay for the hall’s construction. The state Legislature provided $140,000 and $80,000 came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s community facilities program, […]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to […]

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the […]

Faux accident helps teach

TV Hagenah A potentially deadly accident and people with life-threatening injuries are rushed to the emergency room. ER personnel step into trauma mode, but when it is all over, it is not real. In fact, it was an exercise put on by the administrators of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the area’s emergency services […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]