Feb. 18 Notable Notes

Class of 1976 to meet The Tucumcari High School class of 1976 is having a meeting Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Elks Club. Water meeting set for Feb. 27 A five-county citizen steering committee guding the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water plan will wrap up outstanding water issues at its next meeting, scheduled […]

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 […]

Morning fire destroys mobile home

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By Ryn Gargulinski A mobile home was severely damaged in a Thursday morning fire at 1002 E. Heman Ave. According to a police report, an unknown male reported the fire at 5:54 a.m. Medics and fire units were dispatched. No one was home at the time, according to Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said […]

Fire on Quay range

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Wednesday morning grassfire raged for about eight hours and wiped out approximately 1,500 acres of hay and grassland, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. He said no one was injured in the blaze, which happened 11 miles southeast of Tucumcari, but it had power enough to annihilate the landscape and […]

Class trains to spot a meth lab

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Many people would not even know if they walked into a meth lab –not even those who were looking for it, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Frank Musitano. That was exactly the reason Musitano was on hand in Tucumcari from his post in Las Cruces – to give a […]

Everybody’s Club gets wet and happy

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Forrest lady LaNell Leatherwood said there was nothing out of the ordinary at their last club meeting – even though they ended up frolicking atop a fire truck amidst founts of foam and water. “We didn’t get real wet,” Leatherwood said, “but we played, yes.” In addition to the usual club […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

Fire fighters deployed to hurricane territory

By Ryn Garguilnski Logan’s Rex Stall and Brenda Rivale are going on a business trip. Instead of a briefcase and palm pilot, however, they’re packing sleeping bags and flashlights. The firefighters are being deployed to an unknown location ravaged by Hurricane Katrina after answering a call from the Federal Emergency Management Association on the Internet. […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

New fire truck pumped for service

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN What’s red and yellow and lime and white and found all over? The answer is a Quay County fire truck, according to District 1 Fire Chief Gerald Lucero, who has been fighting Quay County fires for more than two decades. Of course, Lucero is not referring to one truck […]