Fire restrictions set

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even stricter restrictions,” […]

Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass […]

Fire restrictions established

William Thompson The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even […]

Lions donate funds to fire department

TV Hagenah “A firefighter’s job is to fight fires and save people,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry, “and this will help us do those things better.” The piece of equipment that Cherry was referring to is a inferred heat imaging unit that will allow firefighters to “see” heat through smoke and low vision situations. […]

Group sponsors forestry campers

TV Hagenah The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced recently that they once again will be sponsoring youths to the annual New Mexico Forestry Camp. According to Evelyn Massey of the CRSWCD, the New Mexico Forestry Camp is a five-day workshop for New Mexico’s youth to learn how to use, care for, and […]

Soldier returns home

TV Hagenah After over a year in Iraq, Eddie Gonzales of Tucumcari is back home and happy about it. “It’s just nice to be able to drive down the street and not be worried about somebody shooting at you,” said Gonzales. The staff sergeant, said he was proud of the work he and the other […]

City gets money for new truck

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Fire Department is getting a new fire truck by way of a grant from the New Mexico governor’s office, and members of the fire department are elated about it. “We are very happy about this news,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry when he heard it was official that Tucumcari would […]

Miracles: Girl helps brother survive burns

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By Ryan Lengerich Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico went in search of miracles this Christmas season. Here is an example of what we found. What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was […]

Police: Arson a possibility in fire

By Ryan Lengerich A fire marshal has been called to investigate a fire that burned the inside of a house on Fourth Street Tuesday night. Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend said a fire marshal will be brought in from Santa Fe possibly as early as next week. He said a fire marshal is only called […]

Man comes home to fire

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By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man arrived home to find his living room ablaze Tuesday evening. He was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before calling the fire department. David Lopez returned to his home at 1406 S. Fourth St. around 7:30 from his sister’s house in Albuquerque, when he said he […]